Travel Guide to Armenia and Karabakh
Book Design | 320 Pages
Client: Stone Garden Productions
This 320-page travel guidebook includes 150 original photographs, 30 detailed color maps, and comprehensive travel information for the Republic of Armenia. The book is handsomely presented in 9 color-coded chapters with an integrated design. This title is the winner of three national book awards for design, photography, and writing.
‘Armenia and Karabakh,’ at 320 pages, is one of our larger design projects. Our work on this award-winning book illustrates our ability to work collaboratively with our clients on layout and custom design. Here, we created a book with 150 photographs that showcases a design that uses the words and photography of our client elegantly. We accomplished this by dedicating one designer to work side-by-side with our client throughout the design and the layout.
This collaborative effort allowed our designer to create an appealing book with a unique design that highlighted and emphasized, but never overshadowed, the author’s artistic vision. The original design elements included tabs, charts, and color coding that serve as a unique branding for this title and set it apart in a crowded marketplace of books. The front cover captures the attention of book browsers; the back cover helps persuade the browser to buy.
Fueled in part by an effective and clean design, ‘Armenia and Karabakh’ quickly became a best-selling title among books about Armenia. Shortly after its publication in 2013, the Los Angeles Times called the book “a fresh view on ancient Armenia.”