I made this book for school project in 2010. Type 4 class, with one of my best professor Martin Venezky. (Check out his website.) Subtitle of this class was “experimental type design” and as it called, this class was very fun and experimental.
First we got to choose the place we want to make a book about.
I chose this traffic circle, that is in my neighbor hood, located on cross road of Gilbert street and Mather.
After that, I start thinking about layout. Martin suggested us to layout design without thinking contents first. So, discarding the meaning of the text I used but purely saw text as element of layout design only. copied and pasted magazine, found parts that I liked and decided creating layout design, that could be used for my traffic circle book.
I reeeeaaaaaly liked sketching process like this. Made me be very creative when we start thinking about layout design.
and here is some of final layout of the book.
and I displayed some diagram to be readable when you are rotating the book, which is reminding the motion as you are rotating the handle of your car in roundabouts.
I always think book is the most classic way to express the contents. Flipping pages back and forward, going back and forward between contents in pages are very elegant. And as a
almost” last generation graphic designer who were heavily investing time to study relationship between pages of the print material, I always adore books.
I still spend some time in bookstores browsing around what is out there, and collect books. I hope bookstores be up and coming. I really do. They are just too romantic to disappear.
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