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Fall The Flexible Mirror: Contemporary Book Design Workshop

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During this online three-week workshop (Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 3 –19, skipping October 17), participants will learn about book and cover design history and practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the basics of professional typesetting in InDesign
  • Apply contemporary typesetting techniques to historical layout models
  • See how InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and other analog techniques can be used to build book covers
  • Learn about comping book covers to quickly generate many ideas

Required Materials

  • A laptop or desktop computer with a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud is ideal, though not essential. The course will be taught using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. For students to get the full worth of the program, at least a free trial version of these apps is recommended.
  • Analog tools for cover design can be used at the participant's discretion.