To create the cover an image of Royal Holloway, University of London was sourced from the university’s website and sized to the aspect ratio of a standard sized book. Using the image as a source guide, vectors were then created with the Magnetic Lasso Tool to transform the image from a photograph to an artistic representation using triangular geometric abstraction.
Font was sourced and copy was created and added to the cover of the anthology. The logo was created by compiling multiple layers of sourced vector images found with creative commons licenses.
Page Layout Creation
Typesetting was created within Adobe InDesign. Page layouts were created for:
- Author Pages
- Fiction Pages
- Poetry Pages
- Screenwriting Pages
- Letter from the Department
Website Design and Creation
To provide graduate writers with an easy system to submit content for their author page and their fiction, screenwriting, or poetry piece an online portal was created and several accounts for file acquisition were made.
The website was created with WordPress.com with a free theme customized to provide students with a professional environment in which they can learn about the project and what they need to do to be a part of it.
Sourcing Content from Graduates
An author form, with prompts for name, speciality, and a short bio was created using an online free tool. The information from here was used to fill author pages. To advertise these services the department sent out multiple emails to graduating students.
Once the content was acquired Sophie Goodall edited and compiled the content into the anthology.
Obtaining Special Messages from Staff
We had the staff create a personal message to the graduating class of 2015 as a touching farewell to their students. This was formatted and included at the beginning of the anthology.