For my final submission I have produced two books and a small collection of embroidery’s, the book named ‘People say the darndest things’ is the final piece of production.
Over all I am really pleased with the final out come of the book, the layouts are really powerful and I think there is good flow and dynamic to the book, all of the images are appropriate to the quotes that they sit along side, and the full page spreads work really well for the embroidery pieces etc. and I think that my final choice of typography gives all of the copy the right amount of attitude and by simply changing the size for different quotes, you can get a feel for how the quote is to be said and gives it an impact.
All of this said there also some issues with the piece for example the front cover the colouring is a little two blown out, and there was a printing issue with the first inside introduction paragraph, it became off centre when it was printed onto the heavy weight paper, so I had to cut out the lighter weight one and attach it to the back to cover over the error, the binding has also caused some damage to the spine and the pages have slipped slightly whilst being bound, there for causing a little bit of dis-alignment to the full page spreads, and finally some of the typography is close to the edge of the pages, and has been cropped when the edge of the pages was guillotined, so if I had more time I would have adjusted all of these issues.
The book ‘The making of people say the darndest things’ is a simply laid out presentation book, the layout is easy to navigate and there is a good balance of white space and the typography is complimentary to the information, there is a formal feel to the book which is working well, the binding on this one is better all of the pages align on the full page spreads although this one two had the same issue with the introduction being to far to the left and again I had to fix the lighter weight cover to the inside, and a couple of pieces of type are close to the outside edge along with the twitter logo, and the line length is a little long on a couple of pages and possibly to short on the back two pages.
The embroidery pieces came out really well considering I had never done it before, it was a very long process doing it by hand but it was worth the numerous needles in my fingers! I started out with very simple stiches and then developed a style using triangles which worked really well and gave them more of a personal touch, there was a spelling error on the doyley the word curvy had an e put in by accident, and on the towel there is a leading issue between the two top lines and the bottom I would have re done these two pieces if I had, had more time.
Over all I feel I have for filled my project proposal and I thoroughly enjoyed the project, and feel I have improved on layout design, using Adobe software and have an new improved appreciation for typography !