Ever since studying typography at the University of Reading, I have loved any kind of book, magazine, editorial or layout design. Picking typefaces, setting up baseline grids and using GREP styles make me a very happy bunny, so when Dan and Steph at Tiger Finch approached me to ask if I would be interested in designing a book with them, I jumped at the chance.
The book was a 140-page historical account of Carey Baptist Church in Reading, which made the job even more special as it was the church that I attended while I lived in Reading.
Established in 1867, Carey Baptist Church wanted to commemorate their 150th anniversary in February with a limited edition book. The text takes you right through the history of the church from its foundation to the present day, and also includes lots of photos and scans of adverts and church leaflets, making it a complex, but very interesting, project.
To keep production costs down, we decided to stick with black and white printing for the insides of the book, and also went for a standard A5 landscape format. The cover was printed in CMYK which meant that we could include a lovely flash of blue on the end pages.
I loved working on this project with Dan & Steph and they were extremely generous in sharing their expertise with me (I can now tell you all about rich black v. true black!) and also in giving constructive feedback on my designs. The day I received my copy through the post was a very happy post day indeed! 🙂
Cover design and photography by Tiger Finch, typesetting by me.