In this lesson Regular Practice did an Indesign grids workshop with us. We looked at different types of grids and then they gave us each a newspaper and they taught us step by step how to recreate the grid.
The page they chose was a particular busy page with many grids, so it was challenging but with their help it was quite fun.
Below is an image of the grid and the newspaper along side it.
Looking back at Pinterest, I went to look at display methods.
I really liked the simple ones, because they didn’t take away from the main focus, yet they were unique enough to draw attention to the piece. The ones I liked the most seemed to have minimal colour and were made with common materials such as wire or wood.
As our group were looking into Helvetica Tape font, I tried a hand at making this.
I first started by printing out Helvetica alphabet, lower case and upper case, as well as the numbers and a few extra symbols. Then I cut these out and wrapped each letter in tape. I wanted to play around with this and as I have different types of tape, I decided to use them for the different characters.
After this was done, I stuck them in my book and took photos of them. From these photos I used an online tool to make it into a font.
Here is an example of the font in use.
However the online tool that I used changes everything to black and white, and I would have like to keep the colours of the different tapes, so I think I will search around some more for different online tools.
All in all, this experiment and trial was very tedious, but it was good fun, and I’m quite pleased with the final outcome!
For the Design Competition I decided to look into some posters to see what was being displayed and how in other places. I decided to check out this cool site: typographicposters where you can see a variety of posters from different countries and also search according to colour.
So as Group F decided on neon colours, I decided to view posters of that same colour palette. I chose out a few that stood out to me (but weren’t necessarily my favourite).
I like these, because they’re quite simple, but also very unique and would definitely capture my attention.
The three that I liked the most were these three:
I liked the layout and the shapes used. Also the fact that there was not much colour and very little variety of colour too. They draw the audience in with their well placed headers and catch the passer by’s eyes.
For our second workshop with Regular Practice we used our images we painted last week and this time we layered words on. These were printed on acetate or paper and we made some posters from the CASS Summer Show.
I liked this workshop, because we were told to make something ugly, to just experiment, something which I need to do more as I know I can be a perfectionist.
From Regular Practice’s presentation, we saw that although it’s nice to have expensive and fancy exhibitions, you can also do a lot on a budget and by using raw materials.
Our group seems to be drawn to the idea of using cardboard, which I like as it’s inexpensive and very light. To brighten that up we can use splashes of colours, which I think will work really well in bringing it all together.