Speech Booklet Research

21st Century Speeches

For this Graphic Design Intermediate project, I have chosen the following 5 speeches:


President George W. Bush (2001)

“After September 11th”

257 Word Introduction

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In the beginning of the speech, President Bush mentions Todd Beamer who was “an exceptional man.” I have not heard of Todd Beamer before now, so I want to understand why he was exceptional. The sources below helped me understand why:


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After reading the speech, I listened and highlighted things that stood out to me. I also took note for pauses given during audience time for applause:


Al Gore (2000)

“Concedes the 2000 Election”

436 Word Introduction

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After reading and highlighting the speech as I listened, I found it very encouraging. He addressed the situation very maturely, which is hard to see in a lot of democratic situations today. I would not have understood the proper context without the introduction.




Pope John Paul II (2000)

“At Israel’s Holocaust Memorial”

300 Word Introduction



Although I was not able to find the full audio speech, I found a part of it on YouTube. It helped set the tone of his voice as I read the rest in silence. He seems very sincere, but I personally had a hard time understanding what he was saying in the video. Reading the speech was the best way to go in this case:



Here is what I highlighted and what stood out to me:

I found it interesting how the pope still trusted in God even though there was a great deal of suffering, death, and tragedy. That requires a lot of faith, which I respect.



Pope Benedict XVI (2006)

“In This Place of Horror”

201 Word Introduction

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Again, I highlighted what stood out to me. I was not able to have any of it read to me, so I had to imagine his tone of voice when he spoke.

He mentioned crying out to God and referenced a few books of the Bible. I find it interesting that while some people drift away from religion when something bad happens, other people actually leave the experience with more faith in God. Some people drift away, while others are drawn closer.




Gerhard Schroder (2005)

“I Express My Shame”

77 Word Introduction

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In this speech, the shame is turned into a promise of remeberance. It is a moral obligation for Jews to remember the pain of the past because they owe it to the victims and families of the victums.


I have chosen all of these speeches because they were written in the 21st century.


Pica Table

During the class session, the professor gave a review of the pica table. This will be helpful in the design process of the final booklet layout.

I took notes on the following


After my evaluation, I will be sure to make the following changes with the Shift-Return technique during the next class session.


Visual Inspiration

I find it helpful to look at some layouts while designing my pages:



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Book Binding

I find the anatomy of a classic hardcover book really interesting. I am still not sure what type of binding technique I will use for my book.

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I find this binding from Pinterest to be the most visually appealing to me. The way that it is stitched does not seem too complicated.


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