Synopsis
In this problem, we will be focusing on the layout of two facing pages, also called a page spread. We are going to simulate a book spread from a full-color educational book in the spirit of a series called Eyewitness Books. 

















More than 100 titles in the series have been published since 1988 by a British publishing company called Dorling Kindersley (DK). As described by critic Michael Cart, this series “reinvent[ed] nonfiction books by breaking up the solid pages of gray type that had previously been their hallmark, reducing the text to bite-size, nonlinear nuggets that were then surrounded by pictures that did more than adorn—they also conveyed information.”

















On this page, you can see examples of page spreads from some of DK’s books. You can also visit their website at <http://www.dk.com/us/science-and-nature/>. In addition, many of the DK books are available for checkout in the Children’s Section at the Rod Library. Listed at right are 163 titles of books within the series. 


















For this problem, we will be using Adobe Photoshop (for preparing images to be inserted into the laoyout) and Adobe InDesign (for typesetting and actual page layout) to design a page spread about a subject of your choice. As in examples shown here, the subject could be a person (Kaiser Wilhelm II), an event (the sinking of the Lusitania), a pasttime (watching birds), a process (the emergence of a butterfly), a technique (using the Golden Section proportions in art and design), a design strategy (representing an episodic event), a natural curiosity (the dissection of owl pellets)—or whatever. 


















Caution: Before you decide on a subject, make sure (1) that you can easily find information about it, (2) that you can readily find sufficient, powerful, high resolution full-color images pertaining to that subject, and (3) that the images that you use are in public domain, copyright-free, or otherwise permissible to reproduce. If any one of those three conditions can’t be met, you must choose an alternate subject. If you start out with second-rate image components, you can’t expect to end up with strong results.


















As for the kinds of text that appears on the page spread, the images on this page that pertain to Kaiser Wilhelm II and the Lusitania are easily the strongest examples. Those two page spreads (which are from the same book on World War I) include such components as headlines, pull-quotes, drop caps, subheads, photo captions, timeline charts, text paragraphs, running heads, page numbers, and so on. You are not limited to those components, nor are you required to use the exact same ones.



















The size of each page will be 8 inches wide by 10 inches high. That means that the trim size of the spread will be 16 inches wide by 10 inches high. When you set up the (horizontal) dimensions of the page spread in InDesign, set it up as 16 inches wide by 10 inches high. 
When you are ready to print, you must first convert the file to a pdf. Go to Adobe PDF Presets (as we have in the past) and choose High Quality Print. Then click on Marks and Bleeds [see screen grab at bottom of this column], and click on the box labeled All Printer’s Marks. Also, below that, under Bleed, type in 0.125 in (1/8 in) for all for sides. When you make the pdf, those marks will be included, but they will fall outside the trim edge, so they will not be visible when the finished book is trimmed (see example of book cover below).http://www.dk.com/us/science-and-nature/shapeimage_2_link_0
ART 2030 Sections 01 and 03
graphic design one | problem 3
 
This problem will be critiqued in class as projected images on Wednesday, October 18. Revised printouts are due one week later. home Some of the books (there are many more) in the Eyewitness Books Series—

Africa
American Revolution
Amphibian
Ancient China
Ancient Civilizations
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Animal
Archeology
Arctic and Antarctic
Arms and Armour
Astronomy
Aztec
Baseball
Basketball
Battle
Bible Lands
Bird
Boat
Book
Boy Scouts of America
Buddhism
Building
Butterfly and Moth
Car
Castle
Cat
Chemistry
China
Christianity
City
Civil War
Climate Change
Computer
Costume
Cowboy
Crime & Detection
Crystal & Gem
Dance
Da vinci and His Times
Desert
Dinosaur
Dog
Eagle and Birds of Prey
Early Humans
Earth
Ecology
Economy
Electricity
Electronics
Elephant
Endangered Animals
Energy
Epidemic
Everest
Evolution
Explorer
Farm
Film
First Ladies
Fish
Flag
Flight
Food
Football
Force and Motion
Forensic Science
Fossil
Future
Gorilla, Monkey, and Ape
Goya
Great Musicians
Great Scientists 
Horse
Human Body
Hurricane and Tornado
Impressionism
India
Insect
Invention
Islam
Judaism
Jungle
Knight
Life
Light
Mammal
Manet
Mars
Matter
Media and Communication
Medicine
Medieval Life
Mesopotamia
Monet
Money
Moon
Mummy
Music
Mythology
NASCAR
Natural Disasters
North American Indian
Ocean
Oil 
Olympics
Perspective
Photography
Pirate
Plant
Pond & River
Predator
Prehistoric Life
Presidents
Pyramid
Religion
Renaissance
Reptile
Rescue
Robot
Rocks & Minerals
Russia
Science
Seashore
Shakespeare
Shark
Shell
Shipwreck
Skeleton
Soccer
Soldier
Space Exploration
Sports
Spy
Submarine
Super Bowl
Technology
Texas
Time and Space
Titanic
Train
Transportation
Treasure
Tree
Tudor
Universe
Van Gogh
Vietnam War
Viking
Volcano & Earthquake
Vote
Water
Watercolor
Weapons
Weather
Whale
Wild West
Witches and Magic-Makers
World Series
World War I
World War II
registration marks
crop marks and
bleed marks
cmyk color bar
grayscale color bar
NOTE Even though the trimmed size of the book spread is 16 x 10 in at 300 dpi, we will print at 100% (centered) on an 17 x 11 in sheet. This will allow room for the printer’s marks, and will enable the design to bleed off the edges.