Editorial Design: How a Book is Made

A course by Enric Jardí
Graphic designer specialized in editorial design and typography. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 05/29/2015
, Graphic designer specialized in editorial design and typography

Learn to format a text with clarity, hierarchy and beauty

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
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Learn to format a text with clarity, hierarchy and beauty

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (257)
  • 4917 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 18 Lessons (4h 16m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

"Never in history have we had so much control over the expressiveness of typography" . All the letters have something to tell and in the editorial design it is essential to use the appropriate typography to convey the idea that best fits the text.

In his other course of Domestika ( How to choose fonts ), Enric Jardí -designer graphic designer in editorial design and Typography- teaches you how to select the right type of font for each occasion. In this, it focuses on the role of typography within an editorial publication and its relationship with the other elements of the page, teaching you the fundamental principles to learn how to design a book from beginning to end, always keeping in mind the principles of hierarchy, clarity and beauty.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Shaping the book
  • U3
    U3. Shaping the page
  • U4
    U4. The text
  • U5
    U5. The common parts
  • U6
    U6. Finishing the book
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will start exploring the world of books and analyze together the way they have been designed. Enric will show you some of the books that have most influenced him when it comes to immersing himself in the world of editorial design.

You will continue to know what tools you will need to work on the design of a publication and what kind of books you can make.

You will discover the different parts of which the gut of the book is composed and you will learn to work with sheets and number of pages.

Then, you will start working with the text box. It will be then when you have to choose the type of letter that best suits your project.

Next, you will work the paragraphs of the text. You will learn to organize and edit them taking into account different parameters. Finally, you will adjust its texture, playing with the space between letters and between words.

Once the editing of the text body is finished, you will discover what other parts the page has and you will learn to automate some processes.

Enric will also give you some tips to design the book cover, the letter of presentation of a text facing the reader.

Finally, you will learn to present the final files to be sent to the press or to publish in digital format as an electronic book.

What is this course's project?

You will design and lay out a book in its entirety, from the original text to its preparation to be sent to the press or to be published as an electronic book, including its cover.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Lovers of books, traditional or digital, who want to start in editorial design. Designers and passionate about typography interested in knowing the fundamentals of composition and the use of the letter in paragraph.

What you need

It is not necessary to have previous knowledge of layout or editorial design, although basic knowledge of InDesign or QuarkXPress is advisable.

As for the materials, you will only need a computer with the layout software or editorial design installed.


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Enric Jardí

A course by Enric Jardí

Graphic designer specialized in editorial design and typography

Enric Jardí's career in the world of design focuses mainly on the field of editorial design, art direction, book covers, corporate identity, typography and illustration.

He is passionate about letters and typography. He has published Twenty-two tips on typography (which some designers will never reveal) and twenty-two things you should never do with the letters (which some typographers will never tell you) and Think with images , both translated into several languages.

In addition, he combines his professional career with teaching at various academic centers such as the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the Blanquerna Foundation, the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, ELISAVA, the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, the University of Lapland (Finland) and the school IDEP of Barcelona.

He was president of the Association of Art Directors and Graphic Designers ADG-FAD for several years and has received several awards for his professional work in the field of design, among which are: European Design Awards, Laus, D & AD Awards and Malofiej of infographics and the National Culture Award in the design section awarded by the Generalitat of Catalonia.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Textbooks that have influenced me
  • U2

    Shaping the book

    • Book types
    • Parts of the gut
  • U3

    Shaping the page

    • Sheets and number of pages
    • The text box
  • U4

    The text

    • Choice of the letter
    • Work the text in paragraphs
    • More paragraph parameters
    • Organize paragraphs and edit I
    • Organize paragraphs and edit II
    • Final adjustment of texture I
    • Final adjustment of texture II
  • U5

    The common parts

    • What is not text body
    • Automations
    • The cover
  • U6

    Finishing the book

    • Work and safety processes
    • Electronic version
  • FP

    Final project

    • Editorial design: how a book is made

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Editorial Design: How a Book is Made. A Design course by Enric Jardí Best Seller

Editorial Design: How a Book is Made

A course by Enric Jardí
Graphic designer specialized in editorial design and typography. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 05/29/2015
  • 100% Positive reviews (257)
  • 4917 students