My book was inspired by David Carlson's book, Make Design Matter, which is a red pocket-sized book that is full of helpful tips and design principles. I enjoyed the use of a red spot color throughout the book, as well as full-page bleeds and used that as direct inspiration for my book.
I used long, thin rectangles as a motif, as well as played with the scale of typography in order to create an interesting visual effect. One of my favorite spreads in the book is the content pages, as I felt like the contrast between the large font on the left side with the smaller page numbers on the right side provided an interesting juxtaposition. The page is bold, but not too overwhelming as it is balanced by the smaller text on the opposite side.