I designed the layout for the book Design is a Job by Mike Monteiro. I printed and hand-bound the book myself and included a book jacket. The book is a 6x9 inch format.
Because Monteiro uses such a laid-back, informal, personable tone in his writing, I wanted the design of the book to evoke a hands-on, gritty, handmade feeling. I used sharpie and paint swashes that I made and scanned them in to include in the book. I wanted to reflect the easy-going, low-pressure writing style while still maintaining professionalism.
I hand-painted the end paper using ink on Bristol paper