As an element to my packs, I have used some of the small illustrations and textures backgrounds in my book, to create a set of 6 stickers which I will include in each of my packs. The designs are simple, but give an ensign into the book. The designs are squared here, but they will have rounded corners on the sticker pages.
As one of the first extra touches I will be adding in the promo bags, I am including some little bags of seeds. I think it helps to stick with the idea of cooking, and is also an ingredient in one of the recipes I have written, so I think it is a nice touch.
I am also thinking of including something sweet in the bags, maybe like some toffee fudge, as toffee is another recipe ingredient I have been working with, but I will decide on this towards the time.
As another part of the promo materials, I have made a CV, with both a creative side, and a plain CV for email and business purposes. I will be giving one of the CV’s in each pack, and will be making 15 of them again. I will only be giving my business card out for public, and then they can request a CV sent over if they would like one.
Here is the designed side of the CV:
And here are the two sides but together.
As you can see, I am sticking to the same style I used for the business card and the cook book, as this is the type of style I want to promote myself with. I will be packaging the CV in order to stick to the theme of food and packaging.
The last task I had, was designing the front and back cover which I have designed here. I was able to use the same format as the pages, but because of the fold, in the middle, it meant I could also have the separate designs which I like.
Now the book is ready to print.
I will be using a printers called Orphan’s Press for my printing, and will have a proof made to see anything that doesn’t work or anything that needs changing.
I have began collecting the materials and packaging I will be using for my promotional materials.
I will be making 15 of these limited packs, which I will be giving away with sold copies of the book.
As part of our final part the module, we have to do our introductory media, which consists of 5 pieces of media, for example, business cards, zines, stickers, badges, postcards, posters etc. We also have to do a creative CV, with a formal copy, a covering letter for our services, and a portfolio. I have been working on my portfolio throughout, and will show a final version of it once I have added in the last bits of my project to it.
To start however, I made my business card. It is one sided, as I plan to stamp my logo on the back of it. This will go in with my media.
I have had a tutorial and we have decided it would be better to stick with the cookery theme for my introductory media. I will do multiple copies of the business cards and individual parts, but I will also make a handful of packs, which will include all of the separate elements, but will add extras such as seeds, and special tags and recipe cards. All of these will have packaging, and will be in paper bags, like old style grocery bags. To start off I will only be making 10 or so of these, to be sold at my graduation show.
I will post more to come.
After finishing the recipe pages, I started to work on the inside pages that will break up the recipes. I will be telling stories along with having illustrations of mine on the other side. I think this will break up the recipes a little bit.
Here is the first insert page, I have done 3 in total, and will have a title page, a contents page, an introduction page and a special thanks page, as well as a front and back cover.
The second insert page follows.
Finally, the third insert page. This is different to the other pages, as I wanted to use this page to kind of round of the whole idea of memorable meals.
Next, I will post all of the other pages, like the contents page etc.
Next I started working on the other pages I would need for the book. I started with the title page. As you can see, I have decided to use textures on the opposite page, to break the pages up, and to give the positive and negative white space.
Here is the contents page. The pages are simple, with just writing, and the textured pages on the other side.
The introduction page which sets the scene for the rest of the book to come.
And lasts, I did the special thanks page. I thought this was important to add in, because there were a number of people who’s help was greatly appreciated, and enabled me to make the book.