April 3, 2017

A to Z of Design: B is for Bleed

Filed under: Design peek — lidia @ 7:21 pm

A to Z of Design: B is for Bleed

If a design prints to the edge of the paper, it must be extended slightly past the page—this is called bleed. A standard bleed is 1/8–¼” past the actual page size (also called trim size) but varies by print vendor. A design with bleed is printed on a larger sheet of paper and trimmed to the correct size.

See all of the A to Z of Design posts here.

May 21, 2014

Design peek: typographic board books for kids

Filed under: Design peek — lidia @ 4:34 pm

City Kid: ABC -- a typographic board book

So, one of the perks of being a biz mama is being constantly inspired by a little person who is bursting with creativity. I wanted to share a personal project I’m working on: a series of typographic children’s books called City Kid.

Spotting the alphabet in the everyday

Inspired by my blog Typography in the City and my “letter”-obsessed toddler, City Kid: ABC aims to get preschoolers excited about learning their ABCs while they explore their city neighborhood. The book includes images I photographed on our daily walks around my neighborhood, as well as well interactive, educational “type-spotting” activities parents or caregivers can do with kids. Books about numbers and colors are in the works, as well as an interactive app.

Help me get kids excited about learning their ABCs!

So, this book is currently self-published in a small edition, but I would love to get them into the hands of city kids everywhere. Are you a children’s book editor or publisher who targets creative-minded, city-dwelling parents and kids? Do you know one? I would love to chat with you! Send me an note here.