If you like picture books, you must know that in general picture books with pictures and text, there are two universes of "literature" and "image art"; and after the text is added to the image, the effect is that one plus one is greater than two, enhancing each other. . The ensemble of words and images may harmoniously resonate with more levels of meaning, or it may produce humorous or alternative interests due to the contradictory meanings of words and images. This time, I would like to share the possible ingenious highlights of visual design in the text in addition to the meaning of the words themselves in the picture book, and talk about the effects brought by these special designs.
The loud and clear sound of changing fonts Picture books are used to read aloud. The best parent-child reading mode is that adults read the stories and children look at the pictures. In this way, the text in the picture book is like a musical note photo retouching waiting to be liberated. If the font size changes, the weight of the text will be visually increased or reduced, which is also equivalent to reminding the "reader" to make changes in the strength of the voice and emotion. Lai Ma's famous work "I have become a fire-breathing dragon" has been popular for nearly 30 years. Lai Ma has revised this debut work three times. Changes have also been made to the presentation of fonts.
The cover of the latest edition uses handwritten fonts, "dragon flying and phoenix dance", which conveys the "anger" of the protagonist crocodile Aguli. Photo provided / "I have become a fire-breathing dragon" Parent-Child World Publishing 1-1-1536x404 Photo Credit: "I've Become a Fire-breathing Dragon" Parent-Child World Publishing In the first climax of the story, Aguli violently spews fire and pulls the page. Raima uses a huge handwritten word "Roar!" to present a powerful sound with a dramatic effect. In the latter part of the scene where Aguli was crying wildly, Laima once again used the trembling big characters "Woo-wow!!" to express the grief of the cry. The picture book seems to be silent, but the choice of font and font size can effectively connect the visual to the auditory.