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
    Sparrow’s nest
  4. Kneedeep, teeth
    to the blizzard
    My cat gazing at me

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