Homework Due Week of 2.8

  • Read the handout on the grid from Layout Essentials to learn about the use of grids in page design
  • Using one of the forms we learned this week, make a winter-themed book, and be prepared to discuss the rationale behind your design decisions. Your book should be:
    • Based on one of Kerouac’s “Winter” haiku (below)
    • Designed using InDesign and around the grid
    • Incorporate imagery and color
  • Prep the materials you will need for our next class:
    • 8 sheets of paper to be used in the pamphlet binding (all the same size). You may choose your own dimensions, but I recommend you do not cut sheets any smaller than 5×5. Be sure to consider grain
    • 10 sheets of paper for your stick book. You may choose the size, but I do not advise anything smaller than 5×5 or larger than 8×9. Consider the grain.
    • Cut 8 sheets of paper to 5″x4″, grain long.

Book Dimensions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tools Required for Next Week

  • bone folder
  • thread
  • needle
  • awl
  • x-acto knife
  • ruler
  • a pad of heavy weight paper or card stock, at least 9×12 and 90-125lb.

Winter Haiku

  1. Two cars passing
    on the freeway
    — Husband and wife.
  2. The clouds are
    following each other
    Into Eternity
  3. Snow in my shoe
    Abandoned
    Sparrow’s nest
  4. Kneedeep, teeth
    to the blizzard
    My cat gazing at me
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