For the outcome of my posterzine I wanted to be able to use the letterpress room to create the poster, headings and cover. Unfortunately the use of the room wasn’t available until after the deadline for the zine.
The logo I designed for the Impression studio’s identity was chosen to represent us. However I had to make a few tweaks to the design for when Angharad sent it off to be created as a stamp.
Today’s Hothouse talk has been one of many this week, but today was Dan Dawson of Grand Visual who told us to close our notepads, not to take notes and just listen so this blog post may sound brief.
To wrap up our first brief I have completed my very first zine! Well this is the first edition of it before I revise the design for a second edition later on in the year, but I’m honestly so excited with the outcome.
The Cass was open to students today and future designers that are looking to join a Visual Communications course here at London Met, so I spent the morning helping out Kim and getting some more experience in the Letterpress room.
The second half of Making a Living Week pairs itself perfectly with our Creative Industry Practice class. The talks today were extremely useful in consolidating information on crowdfunding, branding and social media as well as opening my eyes to new information in relation to finances.
The start of Making a Living Week has been intense to say the least. It’s been extremely beneficial because I enjoy hearing from practitioners in Hothouse. The end of the day was a talk from Alec Dudson, editor and founder of Intern magazine.
Part of the Making a Living Week talks included the Handsome Frank Illustration Agency and we were given a brilliant talk from one of the co-founders Tom. He had so much knowledge to share with us and I regret not recording everything for later reference!
Kicking off Making a Living Week was Will Hudson from It’s Nice That, Printed Pages, Anyways and Lecture In Progress (he’s a busy guy!). I feel like this talk was a long time coming as it was through the Cass that I’d learnt about It’s Nice That and we often refer to them during projects.
Perfecting the zine involved spending a lot of printing credit but thankfully I still had credit on my account from last year.