14 Nov 2007

Ennui as opposed to just boredom

Make a phrase mean something very different 02

My most recent design for this concept.

My second idea for this concept, does it work?

Make a phrase mean something very different 01

My first idea, I don't think it works because it doesn't really make the phrase mean something different.

Clipboard Chicane

Below are two initial ideas for my Clipboard Chicane Ahead sign. I think i will use this top one as I believe it communicates the concept alot better.

10 Nov 2007

Signage 01

The examples of signage I found, they communicate Do, Don't, Here, There, Us, Them, Active, Passive, Trustworthy and Untrustworthy.

I chose to recreate the Wash Hands sign

4 Nov 2007

Hamlet Monologue - Celebrities

Peaches Geldof. I tried to replicate the style of the "fashionable" t-shirts alot of celebrities where wearing in the summer. These t-shirts had slogans like Frankie says relax or Drop Beats not Bombs. I decided to only use the first two lines of Hamlet's soliloquy because Peaches Geldof would not care about the rest of the text instead would concentrate on the most recognisable part. I believe it is a successful pastiche of the t-shirts.

Gordon Brown. The concept for this, was to show how controlled and watched the Prime Minister is, I tried to show this by forcing the copy to be controlled where it was one the page. I like the idea but I do not think it comes across in my design.

Brangelina. I tried to show how even though we are constantly being told what is happening in their lives, we still only get half the story and always will. I tried to replicate window blinds covering the copy.

Amy Winehouse. I felt that newspapers are always trying to tell us what they think is going on in Amy Winehouse's life but infact no one really knows, I tried to represent this by layering the text so you cant read the complete monologue underneath.

2 Nov 2007

Hamlet Monologue - Classical and Modern

Toby Stephens' interpretation of Hamlet's soliloquy.

16 Page

Some of my favourite spreads from my 16 page magazine based on the word Glitch. I found it quite daunting when I started creating the 16 pages, but after splitting them up into spreads and organising what was going on each page it got slightly easier. 

Finding the right rhythm and balance throughout the magazine was the hardest part because instead of thinking about spreads as individual pieces of design I had to think about the relationship between all the pages.

Magazine Layout

After analysing the elements of good page layout and design i soon realised that the spread I chose because of it's good design was not that visually interesting. I found recreating my chosen spread quite different as finding the exact font, size and colour can be quite difficult, however I believe I successfully copied the feel and look of the spread.

Trying to redesign the layout to communicate a certain word or feeling was difficult because there are so many different elements that make up a spread, everyone has to be thought about and in most cases restricted and controlled.