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Menagerie or, A Zoo of Poems and Prose
Compendium Book Design & Page Layout

The Adventure
To design a compilation book of poems, prose, and verses, ones written by friends and me.

The Course Of Action
To attract readers, the page layout emphasizes the poems and prose subtly. It utilizes a bright color palette to rope people in aesthetically.

The Particulars
6¾ × 9½ Inches
112 Pages / 73 Poems / 32 Writers
Typeset in Rockwell & Tw Cen

The Hand Skills
Digital Print
Bound By Hand
License-Free Illustrations

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The illustrations are license-free, a phrase which here means, somebody else drew them a long time ago.

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Onomatopoeia
Overall, the words and phrases from each writer roar and growl for themselves, neither overshadowed with imagery nor too much font variation. The layout is more about the typography of it all, where the images are derived from the content of the stories and the imagination of the reader.

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To further emphasize poem as zoo animal, folios resemble taxonomic rank.


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