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
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.
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.
One of the elements that has to be in our Collection publication is exhibitions, talks and visits that we have been to this year. I felt that because the Collection was my portfolio I didn’t want this element to be in the publication so I thought about using the riso printer to create a pull… Read More CIP: Exhibitions, Talks & Visits
Since I’ve been at London Met I feel that I have mostly become a designer rather than illustrator (but that’s a regret for another day..) so I felt that I needed to have a drawn/hand-made element in my publication to really represent myself.
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.
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.
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