Book Design

For centuries, reading a book was the only one way of save-travelling to faraway places, unknown cultures and bold adventures. Even time travel and the transforming to another identity were possible while lounging in an armchair at home and reading a book. Today we have more opportunities to get into a story by listening to an audio book, watching movie or playing computer games. But even the medium book is changing its nature from analogue to digital (Kindle and iPad, only to name the famous one). Despite all these innovations, the traditional printed book is still the most common and most successful distribution format for text- and image-based content. Still the number of printed publication is rising every year. Book design is still the ultimate achievement for any 2D-designer.

Book design

Every book must be designed. Many people donít know that. Some writers donít know that. Some published writers donít know that. But without a book designer there is no book, just a manuscript searching for an audience.

Professional book design is more than just a great cover and internal design. Book design is about weaving images and text into one aesthetic, cohesive collection that is bound and finished to perfection. It's about striking book jacket imagery and exquisite page typography. It's about expertly choosing combinations of colors and typefaces to coordinate with and enhance the book's content. The finished publication is a reflection of the writer's vision and the artist's works.




Boek cover design

The front cover is the front of the book, and is marked appropriately, by text and/or graphics, in order to identify it as such, namely as the very beginning of the book. The front cover usually contains at least the title and/or author, with possibly an appropriate illustration.

The fact is, people do judge books by their covers. If youíre self-publishing, a well-designed, eye-catching cover is very important. No matter the strength of your message, readers wonít make it past bad cover design. An unprofessional package will hurt sales and hamper your ability to reach your target audience. A beautiful cover is a masterpiece and a good cover designer is an artist.

Book layout design

A book designer wonít stop at the cover - he or she will focus on the inside of the book, too. A well-laid-out book takes thought and technical expertise, but interior design is as important as the exterior. Good typography and layout increases readability and sets your book apart. Sleek, professional design will make sure your message isnít obscured by your medium.

Book illustrations

The purpose of illustration is to provide a graphical representation to textual information, like poem or story. With illustration, you can give convey subtle thematic tone in a narrative, expand linguistics of a narrative to the emotional level, illustrate procedures, etc-thus, give form and carcass to text. Illustration engages emotions more than any other form of communication!

OKO GRAPhia's artists have extensive experience in creating illustrations in many different styles and mediums for publishing companies, advertising agencies, multimedia companies, retail businesses, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and so many more. We create traditional illustrations, and digital illustrations that are effective and attract customers for you.

Book design services

OKO GRAPhia offers a complete book design and illustration service, from manuscript to printer specification and can advise on paper and binding. We design children's books, art books, photography books, cook books, school books, poetry books and covers targeted to the needs of your audience, bringing them to life with creative design and typography skills.

Book design process

At OKO GRAPhia we work closely with each client and co-create powerful and effective artwork aimed at meeting individual needs. Whether it is a Album Design, School Book Design or Classic Book Design the process is similar.

Step 1. Quoting

Every client is very important for our company. We always try to provide the fair price for our services. Since we consider every project to be unique, we prefer quotations individually for each specific project.

Once you have decided that you would like some help with your project requirements, please fill out our price quote form. We will contact you back within 24 hours with the price quote. If you agree with our price we will start the design process.

Step 2. Briefing

If you really want to make us happy, try giving us a full brief right at the start. Like what you require, who the audience is and what youíre trying to say. If itís for print, the estimated size of the piece to be printed and the number of copies would be great too. The more information you can supply, the more accurate our costs and timescales will be.

We work with you to discover what makes your organisation special, and then find the best way of communicating that message to your specific audience. If you give us a blank piece of paper, weíll happily work with it. If youíve already got strict brand guidelines, weíll work within them.

It goes without saying that in order to find the best way of communicating your message we need to meet with you. If for any reason you can't meet with us, no problem! OKO GRAPhia is able to simply communicate with you via email, no matter where you are situated across the globe.

Step 3. Design

Once you receive your first proof we encourage you to take a couple of days to look over the different concepts & think about which one you like best & any changes you would like to make. We will then make any changes you like & the proofing process will continue until you are ecstatic with your design.

Step 4. Final design

When all the changes have been completed to your satisfaction and the design project has been finalised, we will deliver your final artwork to your email. All the files will be set to your printer specifications. You can simply just forward the files to your printers to enable the complete process to be finalised. Should any issues arise during this stage, we are always here to help until you have the printed materials in hand.

Pricing

OKO GRAPhia works on the basis of fixed prices for all products and services. This means that OKO GRAPhia will make your project for the price that you see in the price calculation, there will be no surprises later on.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us by e-mail:
info@okographia.com for a free consultation or fill out our Quote Form » and we will get back to you quickly with an estimated cost for your project based on your specific needs.