Making progress on the design for my new book. I've spent the last month doing sketches of sorts. Little pictographic drawings, imaginary maps, experimental prints, etc. to get a feel for what I want the look and feel of the book to be. It's getting there.
The inspiration for the book is Iceland. New worlds. Far travel. That's all I'll say for now.
:: drawings ::
This will be the first time I've digitally designed a book before letterpress printing it. The editions I've made before this have been handset and the imagery hand-carved or manually produced some other way. This book will include many drawings, but I wanted to incorporate photo imagery and to use a typeface that is not available in metal. So InDesign it is.
:: first draft - computer printout ::
I finished my first draft and printed it on a laserjet to get a feel for the scale. Boy does it look different than on screen!
Everything needs tweaking...
:: first draft - computer print out ::
I've wanted to go to north for years, since I read Bulfinch's Mythology and of The Hyperborea, the land beyond the Northern Wind. I know this book will bring me there, in some way, shape, or form.
:: Islande ::