As part of our research for the ‘Riso Show’ publication, we were to take a look at the Artist’s Books Collection at London Met in order to take inspiration and look at one example in detail. I chose to look at Words & Pictures: Ultra-Paranoid (Extra-Spatial) Portable Art.
During today’s lesson we had a chance to get feedback from Ricardo and everyone who was in today. I found it really useful to take a look at what other people were thinking about doing and get some crit on my own book.
One brief finishes and unfortunately that means another starts. This next brief is another collaborative project where we are working as a studio to create a publication.
The final response to my given anthology text is an eight paged riso printed magazine based upon ‘The Mod’s Monthly’ and teen culture in 1950s and 1960s London.
The experimental lesson we had with Emily Evans to produce cover designs wasn’t something I enjoyed at the time (I get a little moody working on the spot, especially early in the morning!), but afterwards I thought about how I could use the lesson towards designing my own cover.
For my individual response to the anthology text I aimed to print out my zine/magazine using the riso printer, one problem with this was I’ve never used the printer before! So I was not only printing my final outcome but also receiving my induction at the same time.
Another element we have started thinking about in CIP this week is how photography and still life can be used in our collection projects.
I had finalised my content for my Collection publication but the next task was to then work out the running order and the total word count. Last time I printed a book with Blurb I hadn’t understood the process particularly well so ended up with blank pages at the end of it; while it didn’t… Read More CIP: Collection Running Order
After discovering The Mod’s Monthly magazine I had to work out what I would include in my own riso printed publication.
This week we will be working with Michelle to create a series of still life photographs that will aim to represent us, our work and then could possibly be used for our Collection book.