Sketching Spreads and Layouts:
I am in the process of creating a book that flips depending on the argument that the viewer wishes to read about. If they wish to read about Bigfoot in a scientific manner then they have to hold the book a certain way, if they wish to read about the Sasquatch from a believers point of view then they need to physically flip the book to flip the argument.
Before diving into the designing of anything, I always try to sketch out ideas and general guidelines so I have something to refer to when I’m working digitally.
Above are some of my original spreads with annotations, these were good places to start, but changed a lot over time because of how I felt they could be improved. For example, the Science spreads looked far too much like a children’s textbook, and this visual style tailored to a juvenile market was something that I wanted to avoid. Also, the Conspiracy spreads were not as playful as they could have been, so these were something else that I experimented with. Once I had this to push on from, I sketched out designs for layouts that may work within the book.