First of all, I’ve never lost so much blood to a book before.
Other than that, for the most part I am pleased with how my project is progressing. The cage concept has worked out surprisingly well, and is a lot easier (faster) than I thought it was going to be. That’s god news, as I thought that was going to be the biggest headache of my concept. I’ve decided to go with the stab bound style of book, and I’m happy with that decision. I really like the look of stab bound binding.
I am, however, seeing some changes that I think will have to be made to my midterm in order to meet the production requirement of ten. For my mockup, the book is in the shape of a bird. This took forever, and two attempts, to get the pages to be, for the most part, even. To quote the indelible Sweet Brown, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” More than just the time it takes though, I think it might be a little “too cute,” a bit too clever. A bit too hipstery. I think that a more traditional book shape with the outline of a bluebird on the cover might better suit the project. Also, the dimensions of my book right now are 3×5 inches, and I think I might reduce the height slightly to be more economical with paper. This, I am still debating, however, so it might stay the same.