The unique PUR binding method allowed us to place a short sentence in the spine area of the inner book jacket.
One of the 28 landscape images in the book.
A combination of sand brown, cloud grey, and forest green paper from Takeo Paper are used to reflect the colours of the landscape.
Often times as graphic designers, we focus our attention on layout design when it comes to a publication project. Through this project, we were reminded that the concept and creativity can also be expressed in the printing method such as book binding, cover finish, and paper (weight, colour, texture and size).
At first, we looked at 3 possible binding options: PUR binding, Germany binding and Swiss binding. We ended up choosing PUR binding in which the spine of the book is glued with a special resin. This method allows pages to open flat and provides a very clean edge finish.
Keeping with the concept of earth tones, we decided to use a grey cardboard stock for the cover. The book is then wrapped with a craft paper jacket. Both the cover and jacket has a simple black foiled title.
Grey board paper: Takeo paper, GA ボード-FS グレー (2 sheets laminated together)
End sheets: Takeo paper, NTラシャ 草 (a green paper stock to represent landscape colour)
Body: Takeo paper, ミセスB-F (gently textured uncoated paper that is light yet slightly thicker)