I have made corrections to my book layout from my last design, which I do think has vastly improved the design overall as well as enhanced the narrative to a degree because it looks more structured and well considered.
Book Layout 4:
I have made all the corrections that I spoke about in my last blog from the peer review in class. It has made some definite improvements to my work and I can see that this has made a difference to the way my eye falls across the page as well as to how I focus on certain aspects of each page.
I think a key improvement is the keeping of house style on text. This has ensured the narrative looks like it all belongs together and not separate from each other. I have experimented with colour throughout the pages that should compliment the images themselves. This works because it ensures a stronger theme throughout the pages of the book thus linking them together.
I have also moved more of the images in line with each other so they don’t look so jagged and mismatched. It was pointed out a lot of the images were dropping off of the page or appeared to be so I have tried to sort this out by giving a bigger gap at the bottom of my pages instead of at the top, which I think should work better.
I have made all the font smaller so that when it is printed it doesn’t look unnaturally big. It should also give the book a more professional style and layout to it because it won’t look as childish.
I have made other smaller tweaks to the book which have improved the layout and the overall design and I feel the book is now in a much better place than it was.
There are still bits I am not completely sure on or not completely sure work which is why I would like to have it reviewed by Andrew and also my tutors before I go to print. But overall I am moving in the right direction and I am much happier with the narrative progression and way the book flows. I found looking at other books and sources has definitely helped and influenced the way that I was thinking about the design and the layout, so I am glad I have kept consistently looking at other publications.