During our first session back properly in 2017, we all took a look at each other’s finished or work in process monograph designs. Below are a couple of photographs of my finished design and for such a short project I’m really happy with the outcome. The process reminded me to think about pagination and the… Read More Impression: Mini-Monograph Outcome
In an ideal world I would be able to afford my own letterpress studio and everything I make could then include letterpressed work! Unfortunately though I can only get into the studio on Fridays for a few hours!
The problem I had with my content was I felt like I had plenty of it, but it was just a detailed timeline of Ruth Ansel’s work. This could be perfectly fine however, the monograph is for an exhibition so I feel that the writing needs to be around a theme of sorts.
While I have wanted to keep the layout of my monograph simple, I wanted to experiment with the colour and images that I used in order to bring some energy into the project.
Using inDesign is great, but as I learnt when printing off a draft of my monograph the spreads don’t actually work out to be the pagination when it comes to printing out the pages.
The key element of this mini-monograph project is the actual artist research that we have carried out. So using an array of articles online and the Hall of Femmes book, I have compiled a history of her design work for my monograph.
After looking at Ansel, the next stage of research was looking at exhibition leaflets. This was to gain an understanding of layout, content and design.
When I was given Ruth Ansel as my designer for this brief I was a little unsure. I hadn’t heard of her before so my excitement for this project took a while to kick in. It’s actually a real shame I hadn’t heard of Ansel before as she really is a really important figure in magazine… Read More Impression: Ruth Ansel
Over the Christmas break we were given another brief for the Impression studio. The aim has been to research, design and create a mini-monograph on an important designer, who was chosen for us.