Children’s Book Typesetting and Design
Mary Jones is the first in the Tales of Truth series of children’s books that I helped develop for Day One. I was responsible for the internal design and typesetting.
I worked closely alongside the illustrator, Graeme Hewitson, in coming up with an appropriate visual appeal and layout for the publication.
There was an obvious need to make the internal design as rich and immersive as possible. This was achieved using custom vector graphics (such as those in the header) and advanced ‘distressing’ techniques on background paper textures. Yet at the same time making the typesetting clear and readable for children.
I was also minded towards the whole series in creating a template which could be appropriately adapted for each book.