Magazine Finito!

Tonight I finished off my summer project for uni – It’s all printed off and stapled up for the 25th September! 

It’s printed onto HP Inkjet 180gsm, matte, double sided coated (which is perfect for double sided printing) A3 paper.

180gsm is a heavier paper than your average mag’ paper, but it soaks up the ink great, with vibrant, detailed print offs – not dull like a 90gsm print off.

To refresh our memories, here’s the concept behind “Notice!”:

It’s about issues in the 21st century creative world, as well as each week having an article about a new rising star in the creative industry – but on a retro platform, think 40s – 60s mish mashed with new stuff!

Since that original concept, it has changed slightly. I wanted the magazine to be accessible to more than just people who are studying – or are already part of – the creative industry. It had to be something that anyone could pick up and they would understand pretty much all of it, and learn about the industry today.

Hopefully I’ve achieved that during the process of this project.

Here’s some pictures of the final magazine, it was a bit harder to photograph as I got further through the mag, pages kept turning, so some of them are photographed as best as possible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you liked seeing some of the final pages!

Over ‘n out

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx

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Back to blogging

We have internet!!!

After nearly a month in our new digs, it has been set up (love how the earliest the company could deal with it was 29 days into our moving – sigh – oh wells!).

Mix that with a broken bone (the metatarsal, basically it’s in the foot, and it’s scuppered my big toe) and we have plenty o’ blogging and designing for the next 6 weeks!

So I’ve pretty much finished the mag, just waiting on my fancy paper in the post to print and construct it – hopefully after Friday I’ll be in a lighter cast and will be able to balance myself whilst using the printer – moving from my room to the kitchen’s an adventure in itself right now!

These images here are just some ideas, messing about with collage and photoshop – they’re kind of a spin-off from the mag – it really got me into chopping up old vintage stuff. However, in the mag, the imagery is used to represent the articles, here I’m mashing them up, mirroring images, and messing about with colour. It’s really just me having a bit of fun! Hope you like what I’ve done so far 🙂

I’ve got a few more things to post over the next couple of days, such as my summer “continuous line” drawings, some logo/ poster work I’ve done and my 5min sketchbook. Oh, and a pack of cards too.

Over ‘n out

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx

NOTICE! The summer project is underway!

So the style for my uni summer project – a magazine – is starting to take shape!

This is the brief we’ve been given:

The requirements are as follows:

Cover

• Contents page

• 4 Articles  –

  1. Global Design (Design studios around the world, culture, trends, history etc)
  1. What is ‘communication design’ in the 21st Century?
  1. An article of your own choosing  – but design related.
  1. Study on a particular studio/illustrator/designer/photographer

So – my articles are, 1st – About the best design studios in the world right now (like a top ten sorta thing), 2nd article is obviously “What is ‘communication design’ in the 21st, Century?”, 3rd *article of my own choosing* What is the difference between graphic design and illustration in the 21st century? – and the 4th article is about my favourite designer right now, City Abyss.

We also need to have a double page spread about what we did this summer (see previous blog) and it has to be a minimum of ten pages – 5 spreads.

So I’ve decided that my mag is going to be about issues in the 21st cent’ creative world, as well as each week having an article about a new rising star in the creative industry – but on a retro platform, think 40s – 60s mish mashed with new stuff! It’s called “Notice!” because we’re taking notice of the newcomers!

Here’s the front cover, contents page, summertime page and newcomer page. You may notice that the names of each article are based on a song title or a particular lyric. In this case, Daft Punk, Led Zepplin, Dr Dre, The Damned and Porgy & Bess.

So when’s it’s all done and made up I shall take some picks and stick them up here for you guys! Hope you like it so far! 🙂

Over ‘n out

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx