138 days. That’s a fair amount of time to have a break from WordPress. I think after posting over one hundred posts at Level 5 it was definitely needed! But I’m back and these blog posts will be as regular as last year and hopefully a little better.. After all I have that final year… Read More Looking Back & Forward
Printing the Summer Show Catalogue for me was one of the most stressful tasks in the leading up to the Final Hand In. As this was a group project with so many different elements to think about: layering, the finished page designs, riso ink and how the riso lays ink down on a page.
The aim was for us to start printing on Tuesday morning so I asked Angharad if there was anything that needed changing with my Dialogue process pages because I was eager to start riso printing as soon as possible!
This morning my Collection publication was delivered to me! I had been tracking it the whole weekend, watching it move from the Czech Republic to Germany and then landing at Stansted yesterday afternoon. I panicked a little not wanting to open the package just incase something had gone wrong with my design and I needed… Read More CIP: Collection Publication
After creating the templates for the process pages I then had the chance to create the process pages for the Dialogue studio. I thought it would be as simple as placing their information into the template but it really wasn’t!
In order to ensure that all the process pages were consistent throughout the riso catalogue I set about setting up a template for everyone to use based on Billy’s design (it would have been super quick but he had it saved on Photoshop and not on inDesign with grids!).
The ‘Walks & Talks’ section of my Collection book, was never actually going to be a part of the book but rather a risograph pull out which wouldn’t ‘ruin’ my portfolio.
Choosing the colour red to print the Impression signage with was possibly the most frustrating mistake I could have made! I adore the colour when it’s printed in solid colour because it just pops but when it comes to printing solid colours the riso roller seems to hate making masters without giving me hell.
For me the video element of the Gum Pup video was always going to be the most challenging part of creating a Kickstarter campaign, thankfully I had teammates that seemed confident with filming and putting together an edited video.
Part of the Collection brief was to digitally upload our book online to issuu.com and while it was a site I hadn’t used before it was really easy to navigate to look at other publications and upload my own.