Layout—an often misunderstood aspect of design. So often, as layout designers, we hear people telling us that layout is easy, just putting text and images on a page and moving it around to make it “nice”. However, the reality is that a book designer has to follow tonnes of design, typographical and composition rules. The process behind fine tuning these details is gruelling and tedious work. We believe that a successful book layout design is not only about what designers should do — but also what designers should not do. It is about the thought processes behind these decisions, solving these problems with the turn of each page as well as balancing the harmony between text and images. And these points are just what Flipping Pages strives to present.
Highlights: 1. Systematic basics of layout and editorial design used by most designers on a daily basis. From the setting of the page size, to setting the grid and finally filling the page with images and text, it provides a basic introduction for the designer to begin his/her journey into layout and editorial design. 2. A great quantity of the best in editorial design in recent years amply with and without grids 3. Profound as well as lucid explanation about processes and thoughts behind the scenes of each page