We are currently working on a book cover design and internal layouts, and on researching examples of existing books that really do explore and visualise the books content I came across the article 'A Craft Of Consequences: Reader, Writer And Emotional Design' By Robin Rendle where he discusses this very topic. He sums up beautifully in his opening paragraph the importance of good design with relation to the physical book.
Only 3 days to go till Valentines Day and counting so I've put together a selection of beautiful cards and designs with links to their websites so you can get hold of them. They are all my personal favourites, perfect for the loved ones in your life who are designers and also for those who love design. There are also a couple of DIY cards so you can get stuck in.
You've decided you need a professional to create something for you and you appreciate that their skill, expertise and style deserve commensurate compensation. You're investing in work that will benefit you – whether to increase awareness of your product or service, to grow sales, to better serve your customers and so on. The creative is valuable in achieving your goals and thus, you are happy to pay for it. However, you do have a budget and you are conscious of keeping within it as much as possible.
This short film ‘Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film’ by Danny Cooke, documents the dying art of letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier.