The Making of What’s In Your Purse?
Whether it be a book, a toy, or a machine, there is often a curiosity in children and adults alike about how things are made. It’s one thing to see the finished version of something. But it’s an entirely different experience to learn the story and process leading up to that final “thing”. From proposal to the final book, let’s take a look at how What’s in Your Purse? came to be:
When Ben (our industrial designer) and I were tapped to work together on What’s in Your Purse?, Kelli (our editor) presented us with the proposal from the author Abigail Samoun and illustrator Nathalie Dion. The finished book was to be five (count them, five!) purses in one:
Ben went right to work on prototypes. Here’s a look at the evolution from the first (more boxy) version to a more elegant and stylishly curved version, and then to the printer’s mockup, and the final book:
All the while, Nathalie was hard at work creating sketches for each purse. Along the way, some notes and adjustments had to be made (“Add some color” or “Make much more readable as a headphone wire”):
As a thanks for reading along, we’re offering 30% off and free ground shipping on What’s in Your Purse? by entering DESIGNDESK at checkout from now through April 27th!
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