The DNA of English Language Improvements

Alongside working on my Major Project, I continued to develop one of my previous projects: The DNA of English Language. I had created a prototype, however, I felt that I could improve the typographic layout, paper stock and overall quality of the book.

I also felt that the journey and experience of the book could improved , so I analysed how I might be able to alter my designs.

I was also required to produce a type specification document, which I think encouraged me to pay more attention to the precision of my type and reasoning for my choices as well as ensuring that there was a clear system.

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Thermochromic ink cover testing

From my existing research of clues, I had felt that using thermochromic ink on the cover would be a strong feature to increase the user engagement and interactive experience with the book. I looked at different materials which possessed thermochromic properties which were more reactive, smoother and produced different colours. I considered a matt vinyl sheet, thermochromic film and black thermochromic ink.

Overall, I felt that the screen printed finish was the most effective for the book as it produced a white mark, which matched with the colour scheme within the rest of the book.

Layout and type setting

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Type Specification

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Final Outcome

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