100 Inspirational Quotes
As a professional in the creative industry, our designs go wrong, your ideas don’t get noticed, the people you trusted let you down, products fail – in these tough times there is nothing you can do besides keeping faith alive and moving forward. The best way to be positive and stay focused on my work is by going through some inspirational quotes. So I thought why not design a book for myself that I could refer to when I am having a bad day at office.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This book is a compilation of 100 inspiring quotes by great personalities, visualised and represented in an appealing form with the use of effective typography, illustration & graphic elements. There are numerous sites with inspiring quotes, but there is no specific design based book with these quotes available as all-in-one one package. Without just text based quotes, the illustrations and the use of colors helps the reader remember and capture the message and as a result, inspires the reader.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This is a book that has 100 qoutes that are printed on both sides of 50 pages.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in January 2015 and was completed and printed by April 2015 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Graphics and Visual Communication Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Cover Page: 260GSM Artboard with Matte Lamination and Spot Varnish on the Letters of the Title of the Book.
Inner Pages: 120GSM Gloss Paper.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
No.of pages: 104
The size of a single page: Width:297mm x Height 105mm
Binding: Perfect Bind
Typography, Book, Inspiration, Qoutes, Positivity
The research for this project was purely done on the internet. The main objective was to find out the most viral/most shared inspirational qoutes on the internet. Sites such as twitter, facebook, pinterest and instgram were used for the research with help of hashtags and the most shared/liked images/designs were collected and analyzed. It was understood that quotes that were simple, colorful and easy on the eye with a visual that depicts the qoute or the message were be to shared more that qoutes were that was plain text. So it was understood that users are most likely to be inspired by something that gives a positive message; while depecting it visually gives it a higher chance to have it remembered. It was also found out that were not much well design physical/digital books available for purchase or in libararies that conists of inspirational qoutes in a similar nature of this project.
The hardest parts were to make each and every qoute look unique and different from one another while choosing the best typefaces was also a great challenge to portray the correct message as typefaces have the power to change the complete outlook of a simple message. Another challenge was to make the layout/design of this book unique to other books available. The layout follows a horizontal and narrow layout that helps differentiate it from the rest. All qoutes and visuals had to be based on this layout which had its limitations in terms of vertical space for the qoute texts.
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Image #1: Creator Fazaal Naufer, 100 Inspirational Qoutes - Typography Book, 2015
Image #2: Creator Fazaal Naufer, 100 Inspirational Qoutes - Typography Book, 2015
Image #3: Creator Fazaal Naufer, 100 Inspirational Qoutes - Typography Book, 2015
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Image #5: Creator Fazaal Naufer, 100 Inspirational Qoutes - Typography Book, 2015