Book Design: Over—Booked

  • ABOUT THE SERIES 

    Over—Booked is a series of interviews that can be found under Walker Art Center's "The Gradient" blog. The interviews are of artists and designers talking about their favorite books, and publications.
  • TRANSFORMING WEB TO PRINT

    The process of translating web to print was harder than what I had initially conceptualized. I began with the question why would someone want a printed copy of something that was readily available on the web? After asking myself this question several times throughout the process, I realized that it needed to be a colorurful collectable book that could be kept on a coffee table. It needed to be a visual conversation starter. This is why paper choice was very important. The cover and title pages are bright saturated colours, but the pages are made from 5 different tones of paper that have been randomized. So if mass produced no one person will have the same book as another. Every print will be unique in its paper.
  • TYPE & IMAGE 

    The use of type had to be just as visually interesting as the colours. It needed to have the same playful voice so for the titles, I settled on a scripted display type and combined it with a basic san serif. A lot of the imagery in the interview were type based, so finding a display type, and a body type that compliment them was very important. It needed to distinguish itself from the imagery but not contrast it.