Following on from the previous post, throughout the course of the project I have worked using a grid system on my indesign files, however, in this last development I decided to use a 4 column with a gutter of 8mm and the margins were set to 12.7mm along all sides of the document. Using this grid system I found was the best way to get the imagery and type displayed together.
In the InDesign file I decided to use a 3mm bleed which would allow for there there not to be any edges missing when trimmed. This was important to my spreads as in some cases I required the imagery to be spread right to the corners of the document.
Another type setting detail that I thought needed looking at was the rag of the type. As all the body copy was set flush left/ ragged right, I needed to ensure that my rag wasn’t to poor. I wanted to ensure that the rag had almost a fluid movement to it, moving in and out on each line (where possible). I did the best that I could with trying to ensure that there weren’t any sudden indents that could cause the eye to create images that aren’t intended. I have also tried to eliminate any rivers that were running throughout the type, as this is something that I wouldn’t want the eye to be distracted by too.