Series 3 | Lesson 11
Creators | Anna McGregor & Campbell Whyte
Making some parts of a book fade away while other parts stand out sounds tricky – but good book designers know how to manage the balance. In this lesson, Anna and Campbell will show us some of the elements of book design, and how we can use them.
This lesson gives students some insights into the behind-the-scenes world of publishing, with a focus on book design – the physical features of books, and some of the considerations that go into their making. Students will understand the steps and choices involved in designing a book, and will gain a ‘bigger picture’ context for their creative work.
Resources include lesson plans for middle and upper primary students, each with their own activities and supporting resources.
Campbell Whyte is a co-founder and the Program Director of the Perth Comic Arts Festival.
His graphic novel series ‘Home Time’ was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Awards and has been commissioned by a wide range of cities to create public-art comics.
He provides opportunities for young people to develop their comics-making skills.
Anna McGregor is a creator of modern, quirky and conceptual stories with humour and heart.
Having begun her career as a graphic designer, Anna is now emerging as an award-winning Author/Illustrator. Anna has a deep curiosity about all things and finds her ideas by turning the mundane on its head, merging ideas or exploring wordplay — but always with a story that connects to the human experience.
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