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Project 6: Blog and Paste-up Book

Before making the book, we did some exercise on the layout of texts-tracking, kerning, typeface, size.

After that, I decide to use Helvetica for my book.

HELVETICA BOLD CAP:
Title of Table of Content:
15pt
Chapter titles on table page:
12pt
Header:
7pt
Content title:
8pt
Glossary title:
20pt
Colophon title:
17pt
HELVETICA REGULAR:
Contents:
8pt/9pt
Footer page numbers:
8pt
HELVETICA OBLIQUE:
Table page numbers:
8pt
Web links:
7pt
Glossary page number:
8pt

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This project is to build a A5 hand-assembled book about type 1. We need to collect images and articles from  our blog entries, notes, critiques, discussions during this term and rearrange them in order. All the images and texts need to organize into a recognizable structure.

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A5 is one of the paper size with the international standard. They are different from what we use in America, the north American paper sizes. This image from Wikipedia is a size chart ullustrating the ISO A series and a comparison with American letter and legal formats.

Paper size from Wikipedia:

North American paper sizes
Size in × in mm × mm Similar Canadian P size
Letter 8.5 × 11 215.9 × 279.4 P4: 215 × 280
Government-Letter 8.0 × 10.5 203.2 × 266.7
Legal 8.5 × 14 215.9 × 355.6
Junior Legal 8.0 × 5.0 203.2 × 127
Ledger[9] 17 × 11 432 × 279
Tabloid 11 × 17 279 × 432
ISO paper sizes (plus rounded inch values)
Format A series[2] B series[3] C series[4]
Size mm × mm in × in mm × mm in × in mm × mm in × in
0 841 × 1189 33.11 × 46.81 1000 × 1414 39.37 × 55.67 917 × 1297 36.10 × 51.06
1 594 × 841 23.39 × 33.11 707 × 1000 27.83 × 39.37 648 × 917 25.51 × 36.10
2 420 × 594 16.54 × 23.39 500 × 707 19.69 × 27.83 458 × 648 18.03 × 25.51
3 297 × 420 11.69 × 16.54 353 × 500 13.90 × 19.69 324 × 458 12.76 × 18.03
4 210 × 297 8.27 × 11.69 250 × 353 9.84 × 13.90 229 × 324 9.02 × 12.76
5 148 × 210 5.83 × 8.27 176 × 250 6.93 × 9.84 162 × 229 6.38 × 9.02
6 105 × 148 4.13 × 5.83 125 × 176 4.92 × 6.93 114 × 162 4.49 × 6.38
7 74 × 105 2.91 × 4.13 88 × 125 3.46 × 4.92 81 × 114 3.19 × 4.49
8 52 × 74 2.05 × 2.91 62 × 88 2.44 × 3.46 57 × 81 2.24 × 3.19
9 37 × 52 1.46 × 2.05 44 × 62 1.73 × 2.44 40 × 57 1.57 × 2.24
10 26 × 37 1.02 × 1.46 31 × 44 1.22 × 1.73 28 × 40 1.10 × 1.57

In order to create a portrait A5 book, we need to set up the Indesign document A5*2 so that we can fold it into A5.

To do that, first create a portrait A5 document, draw a outline of the A5 rectangle, draw the rectangle mergin, then go to document setup and change the document size to 11*17. We have the two rectangles of the one A5 page. Copy and paste them and lay them side by side, center them on the tabloid page.

Before we put our hands on the actual layout, we make a Dummy which is a rough demo of the page set up-because we will need to stack the pages up and fold them into A5, the pages numbers on each individual side of paper may not be in order(1,2,3,4,5…)

so after the Dummy demo, I know the page number will be:

paper 1:

side 1: left-page 15        right-table of content(no page number)

side 2: left-page 1          right- page 14

paper 2:

side 1: left-page 13        right- page 2

side 2: left- page 3        right-page 12

paper3:

side 1: left- page 11        right- page 4

side 2: left- page 5         right- page 10

paper 4

side 1: left- page 9          right- page 6

side 2: left- page 7          right- page 8

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Body pages:

I plan to have the first page-a short welcome paragraph to the book, table of contents, the last page- glossary and colophon. Rest of the pages will be content organized into 5 chapters.

I. INTRODUCTION
TYPEFACE AND FONT 1
SOME FAVORITE TYPEFACES 2-3
PROJECT 1: SCAVENGER HUNT 3
II. FONT MANNERISMS
TYPOGRAPHIC TERMINOLOGIES 4
PROJECT 2: FONT MANNERISMS 5-7
III. FICTIONAL LETTER FORMS
PROJECT 3: FICTIONAL LETTER FORMS 8-9
A NEW MODERN TYPE DIDOT LETTER FORM 10
IV. CONSTRAINED SYSTEMS
PROJECT 4: CONSTRAINED SYSTEMS 11-12
V.KERNED INTERVENTIONS
PROJECT 5: KERNED INTERVENTIONS 13-14
GLOSSARY & COLOPHON
GLOSSARY & COLOPHON 15

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Layout of the book would be divided into three columns. Means the width of the image, paragraph, titles need to fit into

3* one fixed width column,31

2*fixed width columns+1*fixed width column,21

or 1*3 fixed width column. 3

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I actually roughly layout the page content in Indesign in a appropriate order, 1,2,3,4,5…15, so I can make sure that my contents are in order. Then I print my images and text and cut into single images and text sections.

I use rubber cement to glue the sections on pages. and paste them on the dummy number order, but at the stage, we only paste one side of the paper. Besides try to make the layouts interesting, one other reason that I choose some pages layout in 2-1columns or 1unique column is considertion on the iamge size and length of the text. If the image cannot be seen clearly in a 3column pages, I enlarge it to a 2-1 column page and change; same as text layout.

Before photocopy, I use a eraser which is made specific for cleaning rubber cement or some other dried glue to clean up the dried rubber cement that run over the pasted papers.

After that, I photocopy the pasting pages doulbe sided in the dummy double sided page number order so we have the pages ready to imposed the book pages using saddle-stitch.

Then I cut out the 2*A5 pages from the 11*17 pages and fold them from the center so I have 4 portrait A5 pages. Stack them in order. Also I cut a gray paper and a black paper to make the cover and cut them in size. Use the fancy stapler them together. The final stage is to make sure that all sides are clearly even.

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Posted by Yan Wen Pan on April 16, 2013

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