I’ve been MIA on the blog the last couple months because I’ve been working on turning the DIY wedding posts into a wedding planning workbook. It’s going to be a literary mullet: true stories and pro tips (business) in the front, and a workbook (party) in the back. While the editing of copy is underway (thanks to an incredible editor from Reedsy), I’ve been busy designing the pages, worksheets, and other book parts.
What’s that you say?
“Book design… Isn’t it just going to be text?”
No. Not even close.
In a nutshell, this wedding workbook is a space-themed illustration haven, clear from any filigree curls, Tiffany blues, or other stereotypical gender-specific things. The book isn’t ready to shared in its entirety yet, but I did want to share the design process thus far through pictures. YAY PICTURES!
Every good design project begins with
obsessive typography research.
In this case, we were on our annual pilgrimage to Shelburne Falls where I found this boulder of a book. (While it pulled a muscle in my forearm upon retrieval, I completely regret not buying it.)
And there ya have it folks. Book Design, Part 1.
(The majority of this work was in large part due to a First Chapter contest that Reedsy and Hiive are hosting. I’m super excited about the progress thus far and to enter this little competition. Wish me luck!)