Introduction to Book Binding Brochure

Mockup of the Famous Binding Influences spread in the Introduction to Book Binding brochure.
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This brochure was designed as an exploration in long form type treatment. Using a combination of text and imagery, I created a layout and design theme that teaches a brief history on bookbinding. After researching different binding methods, I settled on using coptic binding for the step-by-step lesson. Using pictures of each step and descriptions, I take the reader through the coptic stitch binding process. This was inspired by illuminated manuscripts that I saw during my research process. I illustrated the tools that would be used if someone wanted to begin binding their own project. Many people do not have all of these tools at their disposal, so the illustrations provide more context to the name of the tools. A light cream is the main color of this brochure to evoke the feeling of aged paper. In addition, a rich brown is used to further add to the feeling of aged binding materials. Green was chosen as an accompaniment because green is a calming color that would be soothing during the learning process if someone decided to follow the step-by-step instructions.

Sketches

Image of the first series of sketches for this brochure.
Image of the page breakdown sketches.

Initial Version

Image of the initial cover design.
Image of the initial table of contents spread.
Image of the initial introduction to history and terms to know spread.
Image of the initial famous individuals spread.
Image of the initial famous books spread.
Image of the initial tools of the trade and step by step tutorial spread.
Image of the more step by step tutorial spreads.
Image of the more step by step tutorial spreads.
Image of the more step by step tutorial spreads.
Image of the more step by step tutorial spreads.

Image of the more step by step tutorial spreads.
Image of the last of the step by step tutorial spread and list of references used.

Second Version

Image of the initial cover design.
Image of the edited introduction to history and terms to know spread.
Image of the edited famous individuals spread.
Image of the edited famous books spread.
Image of the edited step by step tutorial spread.
More images of the edited step by step tutorial spreads.
More images of the edited step by step tutorial spreads.
More images of the edited step by step tutorial spreads.
More images of the edited step by step tutorial spreads.
Image of the edited last of the step by step tutorial spread and list of references used.

Final Version

Image up the final cover design.
Image of the welcome introduction spread.
Image of the final table of contents design.
Image of the final introduction to history and terms to know spread.
Image of the final version of famous binding influences, previously famous individuals.
Final version of the famous books spread.
Final version of the tools of the trade spread.
Final version of the beginning of the tutorial.
Final version of some of the tutorial steps.
More final versions of some of the tutorial steps.
More final versions of some of the tutorial steps.
More final versions of some of the tutorial steps.
Final version of the end of the steps and references spread.
Last spread in the book.
Back cover design.