I had produced a range of different collages to riso print as my individual response to The Doll. After moving past the digital collage and trying to print my handmade response, my final collages were produced by layering up the different elements on the printer which made them ever so slightly unpredictable.
After Trevor’s feedback and us coming together as a studio, we worked out which elements from all the chapters should go forward and Carlos and Caleb put together a template for our chapters to go into.
When we pitched our chapter idea to Trevor and the rest of the studio, we’d kind of forgotten about the divider page… So for us, it was left typographic and quite plan in relation to the other chapter designs.
After riso printing a digital collage and testing out various papers with the riso printer, I needed to push my ideas further. I had been creating digital collage to print through the riso just because it was simple enough to do, but this is something I could have just digitally printed. So the collages that… Read More Ellipsis: Further Riso Development
Once we got our feedback from Trevor we were able to develop ideas for the Anthology. This included meeting as the Design Leads to talk about the format and go back to our chapter groups to improve the overall design.
As some of my research took me down the context of myth, I’d looked into Greek black-figure pottery as an aesthetic direction. I felt this was something that I could recreate with the riso printer through ink and paper combinations.
As a part of the leads team, Puro and I met up today so we could produce a few dummy books to get an idea of how much paper we could fit on a spiral and test out cover ideas.
I think it’s safe to say at this point, designing covers are my least favourite elements of a publication. They just scare me! However, after creating an initial route and then changing how we were going to produce the book the covers I could develop opened up and I produced a design I’m actually pretty fond… Read More Ellipsis: The Book Cover
Once we had all received our Anthology texts, we were then put into groups based on the themes in our writings. The Doll ended up being in the last chapter which is titled ‘Power Beyond Compare,’ which centres around the myth.
One of our first tasks for this project has been to create some visuals in response to the text in order to get the ball rolling. So sketching to a deadline feels incredibly forced for me and I struggled to get ten sketches completed; 8 was as many as I got completed but I think… Read More Ellipsis: The Sketches