I love coffee table books. Love designing them, love putting all the photos together like little puzzle pieces, and love seeing the finished, glossy product.
How gorgeous is this family?
Ok so as a designer and art director, here’s the most important tip I think there is when you’re designing a coffee table book:
KEEP IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF YOUR PHOTO OUT OF THE GUTTER.
Avoid doing this like the plague. It’s just really bad design, and you’re ruining what’s probably a perfect, gorgeous photo when you do this.
That’s pretty much it : )