Size: 9" wide x 10.5" high.
Concepts/ideas we like:
1. One concept is a color background -- we are leaning towards a beautiful rich blue with beautiful hand lettering. We like best mixing different hand lettering. We see the word GATHER as taking up 2/3rd of the width of the book in large, fantastic lettering with the words “as you go” beneath the word GATHER in a different type face… also important but not nearly as large. The letters could be solid or colorful or foil stamped.
We are open to other colors… possibly red… we tried a bunch of greens but didn’t really like any – open to discussing.
2. Another way to do a solid background would be to make it a white book with the words in great color or colors. We have included white patterned backgrounds that we like as well.
3. A third concept would include a colorful patterned background. The examples included made sense as they were all little “pieces and parts” …sort of gathered together to represent a pattern. What we see with this concept was the same fantastic hand lettering (perhaps somewhat more simple) in a bright white on these colorful backgrounds and embossed.
4. The other way to do this…might be to take the intense rich blue and combine it with pieces of the patterns. The concept here would be to mostly be a solid…and an inch from the bottom put solid 1 –1 ½ inch squares of various solid colors that march along the bottom of the book…the colors used would be the same colors that make up the pattern. At the end of this row of squares put the full pattern also in the same size. The concept here is you gather (colors) and they come together to make the patterns of life. (See colorful patterned illustration.)
Having said this, we are really open to your thoughts and ideas.
We have included examples of several patterns, colors, and lettering styles that we feel inspired by.