Creative Vivacity


On Sober Second Thought Book Design


Hello! I was fortunate enough to work on a book design for an awesome local publisher, Heartland Associates. It was a great experience to work with a copywriter, publisher and author. All very talented! The book, On Sober Second Thought by Barbara Bond, is a fun read on the pettiness of party politics in Senate. 

Working on the inside of the book was my favourite part! Working with the copywriter and fixing grammatical errors was a good refresher in proper grammar. Designing the mini Peace Tower at the top of each chapter was a bit challenging since the illustrations were detailed and when sized down lost character. Eventually, I came up with a happy medium - detail but not too much! 

The cover proved the most challenging and rewarding! The image of the Peace Tower was highly detailed with many individual vector lines. Initially the idea was to make the cover look like a linotype stamp but with printing - some of the detail in the building had to be removed. Getting the proper red printed for the cover, was challenging too! Overall, I am happy with the finished product.