Almost certain that I would like to create a book (or some other very similar form of publication- a pamphlet, fanzine, etc) for my final product, I went out to Waterstone's today to research exisiting products- collecting some of my old and new favourites.
I looked for many different aspects, largely focusing on design and arts books, as I knew the design consideration would be a necessity for the front cover.
Points of focus included:
*orientation of the book
*layout of the book
*methods and techniques used
*printing methods used
In every book cover or design I found something that inspired me and made me think "wow! i can't wait to try that out when I'm desiging!"...now it's just having the time to squeeze them all in...
Really, there were no limits to the preference of the designs- some were cluttered, some where completely minimalist, but I know that it is a truly inspiring feeling that at this stage I really have no limits (other than time, of course), so, as soon as possible, I will begin sketching and desigining my product.