Book Design

Master's degree in Editorial Design, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 7904/2013 - 18/06/2013

8 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 60,0 TP + 4,0 OT + 4,0 O

Lecturer
- Gonçalo André Moço Falcão

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
1. Design the graphic layout for a collection
2. Be familiar with the specificities of the production flow of a book
3. Create an original approach to book design
4. Develop a book design project fitted to its content

Program
1. formats
2. Cover Design (collections and one of a kind)
3 Grids and content
4. The parts of a book
5. Hierarchies of information
6. Multilingual Books
7. text and iconography
8. Techniques for page layout
9 Indexes
10. Professionals working for a book
11. Projects: Designing two books

Evaluation Methodology
Frequency and Exam evaluation: presentation of two projects (worth 50% each).

Bibliography
- BRINGHURST, R. (2013). The Elements Of Typographic Style . Vancouver : Hartley & Marks
- HOCHULI, J. e KINROSS, R. (1996). Designing Books . London: Hyphen Press
- HEITLINGER, P. (2008). Tipografia: Origem, Formas e Uso das Letras. Lisboa: Dinalivro
- DRUCKER, J. e McVARISH, E. (2009). Graphic Design History, a Critical Guide . New Jersey: Pearson Education
- FLETCHER, A. (2001). The Art of Looking Sideways . London: Phaidon
- JOHNSON, M. (2002). Problem Solved. London : Phaidon

Method of interaction
1. Lectures supported by datashow
2. Practical lessons including practical exercises
3. Preparation of book design projects with guidance.

Software used in class
Adobe InDesign