Sunday, January 30, 2011

book design inspiration III — title pages

title pages appear to be all about the effective use of white space. i mean, according to our textbook, all effective design does, but in researching books' page layouts, i find it especially obvious here. in each of these examples, the publisher's information is placed toward the bottom, in much smaller sizes than the title and author's name. in all of these examples, the title appears to be the most prominent (although you might argue in example 4 that the author's name is most prominent; here i would argue back that even though the author's name is at the top of the page, it's not as noticeable as the title, which is set in an old typewriter face). three out of the four examples have subtitles, which are placed under the title. i like example 3 best, because i like how the elements are arranged; however, i also like the tightness of example 1.

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