Style-sheet and Type-faces

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In my style sheet I have referred to route 3 as a technique throughout my design. The addition of 3 has been indicated through the addition of every new font size.

I have chose this system due to the format of the lettering that suites the layout of my page setting and fits the page according to what I have in mind.

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Show & Tell #1

  • Ken Carbone created a playful print that riffs off the King and Queen of Hearts. “I chose to emulate the structure of a playing card, as it best demonstrates the duality of this royal couple in the history of art”  Ken Carbone.
  • “Creative freedom can be a double-edged sword. When the possibilities are too open-ended, the blank page can be threatening as well as thrilling” Ken Carbone
  • Ken Carbone chose the playing card composition, as they were both artistic royalty, and the suit of hearts because of their legendary romance.

System & Grids

From what I learned from the class, there are different ways to come up with grids…

  • Square root system (2,3,5)
  • Golden section

It is the starting point; it enables me to build structure and form for my design. Each of us asked to experiment both systems, and what I found from experimenting with roots 2 is that it’s so stretchy and flexible and I think I’ll use it to go with my system. After Low and Danielle critique our experimentation I knew about the contrast in grids and working with too many grid lines could do no contrast on the page. I measure the ‘m’ to make an ‘em square’ it was hard at first I could not understand it well many questions came to my mind and I couldn’t thought this would be that deep when it comes to measure the ‘em square’ but I found it really helpful and interesting about how we get this chance to know about these things, and it actually helped me decide on the width of margins and gutter for my book plus it helped me to consider and think about the texts and images for my book.

Golden Ration

 

Reflection

 

Basically, final project was so fun for me because we got the choice of doing whatever we want. I chose creating characters 1D, because I feel like I have potential/possibilities of creating a developing my characters more. It was my favorite project because they didn’t force us to do something we don’t want or like, but they gave us freedom of choice. It really was a challenging for me to create a new characters, it takes me three weeks just to think about the design and how it will works well, I struggled a little bit with illustrator I wasn’t imagined that every characters will take this long but in the end when I see the result I feel so proud about my self of doing a characters in such a small period of time. I learnt a lot in this project, and the first thing is that to challenge my-self and to put in mind that, put an effort of whatever I want it to be and it will be.

Self-Reflection & Final outcome

 

 

Throughout this project I have learnt a lot about not only myself but with working with others. Having done the activity previously of being put into external and internal groups really benefited me while working on this project. It made it much easier to communicate with my group members as I felt that we were all on the same level and wanted portray the exact message in our pictures. Although the process took a while it was interesting to see the final result as it was not what we expected, personally I feel that by taking these photographs I not only developed my skills but understood and appreciated the beauty of the visuals as well. During the process of taking the sky photographs I learned a lot about how timing can play an important role in how the sky would look, this is what made our final outcome most interesting.

The most difficult aspect of this project I have faced was probably in the beginning as I was confused and lacked the knowledge of how we were supposed to accomplish this visual representation. Working with my group and communicating really helped me understand the project more as they were very supportive. I never liked working in groups as I thought I was not good at it but after this project I learned a lot about myself, I learned that sometimes working in groups can actually help me in developing a project more sufficiently and working in groups will also help me in the future as I will be put with different people and I need the skills in order to work well with them. Overall, this project was very enjoyable, I learned a lot about visual deconstruction /joinery.

Printing

Since we all decided that we want a digital outcome, we create a document on illustrator and each one of us worked on it more than once. Each one of us has his won point of view, we compromised and we discussed all the decisions that each individual made in the poster. By the time that we finished, we checked that all the measurements are correct and we sent it to blink so that the print it on (A0) paper, and here were the struggles began…

Since all of our images are very high resolution, the file size was HUGE! Every time they wanted to print it would take about 7 minutes and the printer would cancel the order because their printer can’t handle such a huge file.. Thank god that we were done with our poster 2 days before the deadline that gives us the chance to handle any issues that we might face.

So we took our file and we went to Xerox with our hope high that we will print the poster by today and we will be the first to hang, since all of our classmates are struggling and still working on it. And the same sad story happened again… our file was so big that he couldn’t print it, so we sit altogether thinking and discussing about how are we going to fix this issue. Since we printed our imaging poster using the printer in GDES printing room, we decided to try to print there by our self because we already know how to print and how to use that printer.

Color matching


Working with the group we distributed the work into sections. When looking at the concept of color matching we wanted to portray a visual image showing different shades of the same scene. The process was done in stages as well, for example the sky was taken throughout 3 different days during day light at distinct times i.e during sunset, the afternoon, and when it was cloudy. This wasn’t done intentionally but we were rather happy with the effect as it gave more depth to our image portraying different times of the day where we normally would be standing outside.