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.
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.
After discovering The Mod’s Monthly magazine I had to work out what I would include in my own riso printed publication.
While completing my visual research I was really drawn to a 1960s teen monthly publication – The Mod’s Monthly.
A few weeks ago we all pitched our Anthology proposals to Trevor, Angharad and Alistair. They decided that Team 2 and 4 would have elements of our/their design brought forward and created into a workable model.
I had to take a break from drawing a naked human for a little while in order to have a short crit with Angharad on my individual response to my given text.
For my individual response I have been given Kashta Wallace’s ‘The Teen Epic of Absolute Beginners’ which is an essay reviewing Colin MacInnes’s portrayal of the new, financially enfranchised teenagers, their rejection of the values of their parents and their refusal of the broader racism of society, and shows their creation of a new society, accepting… Read More Impression: Absolute Beginners
The day before our pitch, myself, Ee, Hannah and Maria got together to finish off the printing of the anthology and bound the mock up ready for the presentation.
For the development of the cover we tried to formulate a design that could work with screen print as our aim is to hand produce all 300 covers. By using the screen printing method each cover would be slightly different when the paint is pulled through the screen and we felt that this would make… Read More Impression: Screen Printing Covers
This week’s workshop was in the letterpress room and we were able to use the time to experiment with wooden type in order to brainstorm some ideas in relation to the individual response to the anthology brief.