- Just a Little Taste of Journey
A contribution to the manga/anime world
- "Just a Little Taste of Journey" is a collection of article written in the manga/anime related blog, "The Beautiful World". The authors are myself (as Neko-kun) and my partner, Foxy Lady Ayame. Since it was an independent, personal work, I took it as my responsibility to design the layout and cover of the book.
- Part One: The CoverBefore I reach to the final cover, I went through various ideas and solutions. Because the blog was founded during autumn, I wished for it to reflect the melancholy of that time.
- We wanted something that'd make the cover stand apart from the rest of the market, so we decided to keep on with the autumn theme and put the leaves with various manga/anime characters right to the inside part of the cover.
- Part Two: The Content
My main goal as I was designing the main layout was to keep the a specific grid, that could adapt to little changes from article to article, so that the reader would not be easily bored with it. I had to use many different type styles and image sizes, as you can see below
- When the book finally got printed, both me and Foxy Lady Ayame were extremely happy. This is our baby and by far our most beloved project so far. It would be a great joy if you were to download the book's pdf and visit our blog. There are already plans for the second part, so stay tuned!
- For this project we used the designs of many excellent artists. Some of them were the following:
Kaori Yuki, Reiko Momochi, Kyoto Animation Studio, Motoi Yoshida, Yuki Urushibara, Yasuhiro Nightow, Matsuri Akino, Akira Amano, Toei Animation, Kiyohiko Azuma.We love their work and they inspire us to do much more everyday. It is more than worth your time to buy and read their amazing stories.