Monday, 20 May 2013

How to be a Graphic Designer...

I've had this book for a while now, but I haven't properly read through it up until now. Some really interesting points, and I'm looking into reading further after the FMP has been handed in.

For a book that is heavily text-based, the design of the layout is beautiful. Each page is different, with varying column widths and text placement, whilst still looking structured. The choice of a spot colour to differentiate text and to create hierarchy is also a clever technique that could be employed for situations such as written interviews.

At first, I thought one of the pages was printed on blue paper. But then I realised there is a white in the image, so unless there was the inclusion of white ink then it would be impossible. Also, the other side is white, so it's more than likely printed with a slight blue backdrop. This is an alternative way to give pages colour, give it a tint of the spot colour that is being used to give an illusion of coloured stock.

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