My minizine developed the way I wanted. However, it wasn’t my initial idea. In the beginning I wanted to create a shoe journal. After, I started to put images together I changed the idea and decided to make a 4 months calendar (for spring semester months). I thought it would be more useful. Also, I put different quilts to make it more interesting. I wanted to have an abstract look and make it look like a notebook.
The most difficult part was the size of the book. I haven’t had experience in designing for such a small size layout and I didn’t want to overwhelm the book with a lot of text and too complicated of a background or images. However, after the book was printed I realized that I can play more with text and images. To improve my book I will defiantly put more text and images and fill it out more. Also I will work on design of the cover more.
Indeed, it was an interesting experience. I really liked the design ideas of all the classmates. I think each book is very unique and interesting. It was fun look to look at each one. Also, I found a lot of useful information in everyone’s project.