The making of Slippers by Nastya Kovalenkova

Overview   Process  

Getting the half-finished book from the author and brushing it up.

Working on the text and illustrations. Trying Antique and Grotesque typefaces. Highlighting the names of the characters in different ways.

tapki process 01

The author doesn’t like the highlighting, so we go back to the initial layout only changing the font—the one with serifs looks better.

Working on the title page.

tapki process 02


tapki process 03

At the last moment the editor notices the word “жопа” (“ass” in Russian) written backwards in the upper right corner of the map. Asking the author to redraw this part.

tapki process 04

Preparing the files and sending them to print.

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