Four Trends Of Children’s Book Printing And Binding Creativity
1. Bright colors
Children are very sensitive to bright, vibrant colors. Bright colors have a strong visual impact and appeal, and can quickly attract children’s attention. Compared with other media, although there are many deficiencies in information transmission. Print media is not inferior to other media in terms of color expressiveness. In traditional children’s book printing. Color has always been one of the focus points of binding designers.
With the emergence of numerous cartoons and animation images. And the introduction and popularization of Western children’s books. Children’s identification with colors is more tolerant. And their requirements for colors are more novel. For example, a certain animal does not necessarily require the actual color in the traditional sense. And no longer pursue the true reproduction of the physical color. It can adopt more exaggerated techniques on the basis of reality. And combine many other tones by illusion, which can capture the color of the animal well. Live and meet children’s curiosity.
Today’s children’s books have new requirements for color application and design. Under the idea of emphasizing the bright, rich and variable colors. The design ideas of book binding designers should seek greater breakthroughs based on traditional experience.
2. Three-dimensional shape
Children’s thinking is relatively simple and direct. And the imagination is not deep enough. So the intuitive three-dimensional shape can be consistent with children’s acceptance. If the designer follows the content of the article and designs characters, animals, plants, houses, cartoon people, etc. into three-dimensional shapes in the book. For example, in children’s board book printing. When the pages of the book are opened, the animals and plants can stand upright in front of them. Which can better stimulate children’s curiosity. It attracts children’s interest in reading. And enables children to understand the knowledge in the article most directly.
3. Interactive craft
Children are curious by nature and love to destroy and build. Children like tearing apart, from which they can experience the fun of playing and explore new things. So we should find ways to satisfy them. In the design of children’s books, some interactive handmade materials can be designed. Which can be cut and folded into various things for young readers. Some self-adhesive stickers can also be designed for young readers to tear off and paste in other corresponding places. Or in the book, put some paper puzzles in the middle, and teach children to do puzzles in an interactive way.
4. Multisensory experience
When printing children’s books. If you can directly let children experience real objects through different senses. Then they will definitely love your book. Besides, to using bright colors visually. This sensory experience can also be creatively designed in other sensory aspects.
In terms of hearing: put a small chip that can produce sound in the book. Record the sound according to the content of the book in advance. And the sound can be produced as long as the page is opened. Similarly, we use this method to record relevant sounds in accordance with the content of the article. Such as storytelling, animal calls, sounds of nature, etc.
Tactile sense: The book is equipped with some related physical objects for young readers to touch while reading. If the article introduces what silk is, a small piece of real silk can be included in the book. If an animal is introduced, a small piece of imitation of the animal’s fur can be included in the book.
Sense of smell: In the book, you can design a variety of scents that can be smelled by scratching off the coating or rubbing the pages. Such as the smell of fruit, bread, and flowers.
The idea of the above-mentioned binding design has been gradually reflected in children’s books.