Guide Book

Here is my final project from fall Typography I. My predicament is that the project was a source book— an overview of my entire semester. So how do I summarize a project that exists as a summary? Furthermore, how do I provide insightful commentary when all the rigmarole I wrote inside the book served double duty on this blog?

Guide Book

Well at least I can show off these intro pages. You can find the various chapters and projects in a similar format on my archives page.

Guide Book

A little introductory commentary by my brother and me. My philosophy on these intro pages was that I did not want to waste precious design material before diving into the semester. I figured that I would include a few goofy pictures of myself at twenty, for something to look back upon, and as a joke for my classmates in the final critique.

Guide Book

The theme I pursued with this project was “classic guide book”. Inspired by the likes of Field Notes, Green Books, and Michael Schwab Illustrations. The icons above are from the US Parks Service and denote assignments and themes on each project page.

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Plus, I got to create the book in real life! It miraculously exists in this French-folded form thanks to Elmer’s glue and the book press I believe I used incorrectly. I love the way it turned out and I hope more print media is in my future.