Containment Collapse Print Cover
Containment Collapse is massive. So massive, I had to increase the size of the book to fit all the pages in it—either that, or decrease font-size which I didn't like. So it's the largest size Lulu offers. It had to use white for the page color which was meh but not foreign to me.
Also provides funny contrast with Expansion Expression as you can see below!
Crazy increase! TCOD/CC are inverted title-page wise due to how the Primordial Essences are ordered. So nothing new there, save the set is finished! Feels good to have it all done.
I think the next two books will be jumbo-sized as well. That's my feeling. Either that or TMOL/TCOD level. We'll see!
But right now, I'm basking in eight books on my shelf that I put together....
Website Design & Logo Updates!
If you’ve been on the Spine recently, you may have noticed that things are very different now in terms of design. The Spine has has a pretty major face lift. I received some advice from a designer friend of mine, Kelly Rauwerdink, on The Spine of the Empire’s website design, mostly focused on the home page. There was a lot to take in and a lot to improve. The Major Design Changes The home page, save some copy, was gutted...
Book Art: Containment Collapse as the Clam
The complimentary paper mache sculpture to the Expansion Expression Paper Mache Scorpion. Containment Collapse’s Primordial Essence is the Clam so the shape of the sculpture is my interpretation of the Clam in a closed state. Doing it opened seemed too ambitious at this point. So it was going to be closed, stationary, and plain.