A:R: Research||Book binds and more box design ideas from Pinterest.

After looking at all of the information collated; plus the photographs and sketches etc. I’m starting to now consider more ideas towards my box and book. I need to keep in mind that both of the objects will need to show CLEAR communication to my audience of the experience obtained at Brick Lane. So, I had some ideas which I already discussed with a few peers with in our studio in the first week, but I’ll say them now:

  • For my box, as people associate Brick Lane mainly for it’s Brick structures, art pieces and graffiti, I’ve been thinking about producing a box that either resembles a brick or a known structure with in the area.
  • Perhaps making a diorama of where I went in Brick Lane or Brick Lane is, but instead, I can pinpoint with in the 3d structure, where I had my experiences and put them here.

    So, as these were the only few ideas I’ve thought of so far, I did a bit more searching around Pinterest for ideas about Boxes again.


This was a nice example I found. It helped me to think more about the size of both the book and the box, but also, to be considerate about how the book needs to have a link to the box in its design.


Recreating a building on Brick Lane? but having it as a 3d model kind of box? I could also add a adjustable flap to it, where the brick wall opens up to the book?

As the location is quite.. filthy, messy.. there’s junk and little or string lying around in most alley ways or side streets down there, it feels extremely gritty. I could reflect on this through the book binding, by having the book bind be not so clean and tidy?

I may consider binding it by string/thread.

I’ve created another board on Pinterest, just for the thought of this idea.





Some good books.

Updating again with some new books! These helped me build up some ideas for my Zine in terms of font.

Giving you some font examples, while putting them in to context. They also start to give you a brief description about the font and uses key words to describe it. It was pretty helpful.

Same as above– However, this one seems to use more images. By placing the imagery with the text, you can always get a firm idea of how to use the text and what it would be more suitable for in terms of look.

Steven Heller again. He turns up everywhere…

I find something quite appealing about stencils. They’re nice and bold. I was looking more at this one to get a rough concept of how I could make the word ‘wrong’ look bolder.