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Book Layout & Design Ideas: Layout 5
18 Sep 2018

Book Layout & Design Ideas: Layout 5

This blog series is designed to provide some basic book design ideas for your books, magazines, or ebooks. The spreads you see here, and the added notes, are not meant to be reflections of perfect book design or book layout, only a baseline from which to begin your own book journey. Layout 5 Image 5.1 This is my favorite layout of the three, and I’m paying...

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Quick Typography Tips for Non-Designers
12 Sep 2018

Quick Typography Tips for Non-Designers

Consciously or unconsciously, typography communicates to us every day. The visual appearance of your words is crucial to the communication of information and ideas; the arrangement of letters on a page enables learning and conveys meaning in an important way. As a book creator, you can harness the power of typography to give your work more impact. Typography refers to the style, arrangement, and appearance of...

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What Makes a Great Layout? Design Pros Weigh In
11 Sep 2018

What Makes a Great Layout? Design Pros Weigh In

Your book layout will tie together your photo and text elements to draw in your reader and lead their eyes across the page. It isn’t about just what looks good. The key is to make the reader look at the right elements in the right order so that they understand the ideas you’re trying to communicate. But how do you place your photos and text...

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6 Professional Layout Design Tips
06 Sep 2018

6 Professional Layout Design Tips

If you are new to design, it’s a good idea to start with the basics. A layout is the way in which text and images are arranged. When these elements are combined effectively, the memorability of your content, its visual impact, and the viewer’s experience will be heightened exponentially. Media such as books, websites, advertisements, and museum walls all use layout in different forms. In...

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Layflat Visions from Graphic Designer Jarrod Bryan
04 Sep 2018

Layflat Visions from Graphic Designer Jarrod Bryan

For graphic designer Jarrod Bryan, the architecture of buildings is about much more than bricks and mortar. It demonstrates how the power of the creative process can bring one good idea to life, in stunning ways. His most recent project, Visions, celebrates this narrative, leveraging the seamless spreads of a Layflat Photo Book to showcase his skills as a professional designer with a story to...

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Made with Large Order Services │Unthinkable
01 Sep 2018

Made with Large Order Services │Unthinkable

Illustrator Paul Plumadore spent two decades coaxing the story of Unthinkable out of ten mysterious images that caught his imagination. When the story was fully formed, he turned to Blurb’s Large Order Services team for help bringing his vision to life, while staying true to his original source of inspiration. We caught up with him to hear the full story behind a book with some...

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