After the page divider proposal was voted on by the studio I then revised the idea with the help of Alistair. I looked further into the work of Jan Tschichold who created the Penguin Composition Rules and had input from Alistair which really refined the initial design to be used in everyone’s books.
The last day of the term was publication day! Time for everyone’s prints, covers and divider pages to finally come together after what seemed like a really short term…
With our upcoming prints soon to be bound in order to create the first Ellipsis publication of the term, we headed into the letterpress room in order to create some promotional material for the launch.
For my prints I looked at the themes of layering and overprinting so I could explore how colours react when they are layered both in photoshop and when printed.
Rather than having design competition today we’ve had a core workshop in visual research and actually it’s helped be out majorly for our current studio project.
Our core workshop today was with Alistair and was a similar discussion we had with him last year as a part of Studio Impression.
Part of our brief has been to design the page dividers for the collective book. The aim of my design was to be clean, simple and solid because everyone’s individual pages are all going to be so different.
As well as producing the prints for the collective book we are all also each having our own cover design so today we looked at what makes a good book cover.
After spending the last few days in bed with the flu, I needed to get out and get inspired so I went to the Small Publishers Fair with the studio. This event is an annual gathering of contemporary artists, writers and book designers who showcase their work.
The final part of the ‘Power of Five’ series has been to test colour; the idea was to use two colours and experiment with their printing and overlapping.