25.02.2010 Book design with SUSAN HAYRE THELWELL
Take a look behind the scenes from a book design workshop...
07.01.2010 PDN online features Susan Hayre Thelwell
Susan Hayre Thelwell's
, sat down with Newsweeks Michelle Molloy for a portfolio ...
We are very optimistic of the future, and so grateful to our teaching team, which in 2011 will include: Joyce Tenneson, Ron Haviv, Susan H. Thelwell
, Mat Thorne
, Cig Harvey, Claire Rosen.....
We kicked off the year with a workshop in Book Design by Susan Hayre Thelwell
Class: Book Design, Oslo, Febr.
taught by photographer, educator and book artist Susan Hayre Thelwell.
visited Norway for the first time this February, and taught our 3 day workshop in Book design and Self-publishing.
Susan teaches at Maine Media Workshop's and Santa Fe Workshop's among others, and this was her first time with a Norwegian class.
comment after the workshop was one we have heard before from other foreign teachers: Aspiring photographers from the Nordic countries tend to stay away from the typical cliché images that sometimes surfaces on workshops.
They are very invested in their projects, and focused when it comes to learning.
The goal of the workshop was to teach us the art of designing photo books.
We learned that the choices you make in your design decides the mood of the book.
Everything that goes into a book, the cover image, how your sequence your image, text or no text, font, size of font, where text is placed on the page, use of color, the size of the book, everything, has to be in the book because you made a conscious choice.
compared book making to making a movie, you are directing how people will read and feel about your story with the choices you make in the design.
started with showing the class the classical book of Robert Frank, The Americans, which is considered one of the best designed photo books in the history of photo books.
Susan Hayre Thelwell's
, sat down with Newsweeks Michelle Molloy for a portfolio review of Susan's longt term project Mitchell's Lot.
PDN was present and featured Susan's review online.
Images from Mitchell's Lot by Susan Hayre Thelwell
Read the whole interview here: PDN online
is teaching our Book design and self-publishing class.
Next workshop is happening 2-4 June in Trondheim and 7-9 June in Oslo.
See the workshop calendar for complete information about Susan class.