Book Development

BookChristina

This was my first finished draft and I printed it out and realised the front cover and back cover were the wrong way round, so this was immediately corrected. Also the style was incredibly boring so I added some doodles that would improve aesthetics aswell as aid the audience to use the book. I also noticed the page numbers were incorrect so this had to be corrected. The only way I found around this was by using sections which was a bit annoying.

This is my final copy

SignificantSubconscious

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Now what..?

Once I had my title sorted, this really drived my content. I took pictures of specific objects that would relate to my memories that would relate to the four different types of recalling memories. See below for the pictures I actually took, and then after is the old styled photos that were done in photoshop that I will use in the book and on the website.

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Front Cover

Here  is the image part of my front cover so far:

To create this I used a variation of Photoshop brushes found on Deviantart stock resources.

http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/?q=ink%20blot&order=9&offset=24#/d1i02vd

http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/?qh=§ion=&q=ink+blot#/d7h3ln

http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/?qh=§ion=&q=ink+blot#/d19kra9

I then created half the brain/ink blot image on one layer and copied it onto a separate layer and reflected it as if it was an actual ink blot.

Title

I felt the title of the book/website was bugging me the most and stopping me from moving on, I looked at meaning of memories and the mind and memory, and came across the word Subconscious, which means the following:

adjective

1. existing or operating in the mind beneath or beyond consciousness: the subconscious self. Compare preconscious, unconscious.
2. imperfectly or not wholly conscious: subconscious motivations.
noun

3. the totality of mental processes of which the individual is not aware; unreportable mental activities.
This really sums up what I’m exploring within my book and website. However just calling it The Subconscious doesn’t really say much and seems too factual. So I thought maybe I want to make the subconscious seem more important and maybe it is just as important as the conscious mind. So I explored the word important and found the word significant. So there is my title.
The Significant Subconscious.

Typography

Whilst still getting my head around using InDesign to create the book, and a bit daunted by the website coding, I decided I would look it to the typography of both as I want there to be a consistent style. I want the style to be slightly handwritten as if to say its someones memories. Because I wanted the same typeface for both this has limited me to using @fontface kits. Below are a few trials that I did.

Out of these typefaces I really like the first one because its easy to read but still looks a little like someones handwriting, it is called Veggieburger and can be found at http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Veggieburger

I need to decided what typeface I would like on the book cover and in the website header as I may want something more elaborate, especially if it will be incorporated in with the ink blot.

Patterns

As per my previous mock ups, On my website I have a pattern as the wrapper and in the book it is my inside covers on the back of the covers.

I want a bright colour pattern that reminds the audience of child hood memories but had a link to psychology. So I looked at a few optical illusions, but decided this was too much and didn’t remind me of childhood so I don’t think it would remind others. So I took a detour and had a break from focusing and I came across this awesome website http://theawesomer.com/seeing-in-circles/156331/ where I found the below video

Yes this video is annoying to watch and a bit crazy, but it reminded me of kaleidoscopes that you had when you were younger. So I looked into patterns about this and came across a few shown below and also a tutorial on how to create my own patterns http://www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-create-kaleidoscope-patterns-from-your-photos

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