This is a snapshot of the book-cover for my new book project. It is about 8.3×10.3 inches and printed on heavy weight Kraft paper, just like the covers for the other books I’ve recently done. It will be a stab binding book again, and the front and back cover are stiffened with board. So on the left side it will have the stab binding and the requisite holes when finished. For starters I am just making one artist’s copy. Strathmore drawing paper will be used for the pages again. I was going to switch to regular inkjet paper to give the photos maximum punch, but I really like the look and feel of the Strathmore paper better, and think I can tweak the image files sufficiently to give me good looking prints.
This is one of the images I will use for a full page bleed. I am making those 9.2×8 inches, leaving .8 inches of white space on the side that will be part of the binding. This image printed nearly as good as it looks on the screen – I can live with that. Those of you who have been following my work for a while will know that Once They Were refers to the motels and gasoline station along route 19/98 in Florida.