Here are a couple more ideas for the signage book and some possible layouts for the poem book as well. I have been thinking of ways for the poetry layout to seem interesting and not just boring. I also understand that it would be wise to keep the poetry layout in the same format as the other two books so everything stays consistent and feels as a whole within the series. I know that some of the layouts I posted fall out of those boundaries but I just thought I would post everything I have so far.
Last Wednesday John lent me a Typography book that had some very good examples of layout and composition for fonts, tables, etc.. the book also had a definition of typography which was “the art of designing letters and composing text so that they may be read easily, efficiently, enjoyably.” With the last image above I thought I would try something different. I took the first letters of certain phrases that I enjoyed from the poem and played around with the type. Still using the strip format, I combined the letters so that they almost don’t become letters anymore they become more visual. The only way that this is consistent with the beach is the subject matter and the layout in comparison with the other two books.