|44 inch spreads for 'Why I paint"|
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Figuring out the layout for 'Why I Paint" was a fascinating challenge. Every version taught me something, usually that less is better. Lots of space, not only around the images but also the words. In fact spacing between the letters of the words became crucial. The more space equaled more presence, so that the words sat well on the page. And because I had made the original books in accordion style I could play with the images and how they led one to another over the fold, some grouped together, some on their own, always with a band of paper top and bottom. Because I knew that I would print in 44 inch spreads, gluing the 10 spreads together, I soon learned to pay BIG attention to where the folds would be. Below you can see how the spreads looked, hopefully showing the rhythm of the book.