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Graphic design and layout of "The Holy Land Book of Memories"

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The Holy Land Book of Memories is written by Fr. Antonio Šakota, a young Herzegovinian priest who spent three years studying in the Holy Land. Fr. Antonio didn’t want to write a classical pilgrim’s guide to the Holy Land. His intention was that the reader visualize and experience the major physical manifestations of their faith and to create a guide that not only contains descriptions of the Holy Land, but also leads the reader into the very heart of Christian beginnings. The book contains many great photographs - this being the most important visual elements for such a guide through the way they integrate and reinforce one another to communicate messages, emotions and provide a visual interpretation of the destination. Effectively using compositional forces including typography, colour, and graphic shapes, we harmoniously integrated all the elements to create a balance between text and imagery. Since the book is a compilation of the author's previously published columns, classic magazine columns are the background of the book design. Throughout the book a two-column grid was utilized with important text quotes accentuated - common to the magazine layout. The beauty of the Holy Land is pictured in dynamic photographs spread throughout the magazine grid. The design features an image of the author on the cover and the cover photograph matches the personalized tone of the piece, suggesting opening a window into the Holy Land through the subjective perspective. The key intention was to create an experiential journey for readers using a memorable visual experience. Through design we ensured clarity and balance, and achieved a compelling effect to attract the reader.

Graphic design and layout of "The Holy Land Book of Memories"
Graphic design and layout of "The Holy Land Book of Memories"
Graphic design and layout of "The Holy Land Book of Memories"
Graphic design and layout of "The Holy Land Book of Memories"
Graphic design and layout of "The Holy Land Book of Memories"
Graphic design and layout of "The Holy Land Book of Memories"
Graphic design and layout of "The Holy Land Book of Memories"
Graphic design and layout of "The Holy Land Book of Memories"
Graphic design and layout of "The Holy Land Book of Memories"
Graphic design and layout of "The Holy Land Book of Memories"
Graphic design and layout of "The Holy Land Book of Memories"
Graphic design and layout of "The Holy Land Book of Memories"
Graphic design and layout of "The Holy Land Book of Memories"
Graphic design and layout of "The Holy Land Book of Memories"
Graphic design and layout of "The Holy Land Book of Memories"