Hope you enjoyed Charles’ presentation, he’s great, I recommend you get in touch with him if you have any questions as he is a pro at what he does.
Below are the deliverables for next week, button up, we’re almost there:
I want to see 3 designs, by that I mean 3 distinct approaches to layout, colour and image. Remember: the strength of a poster is scale, impact and immediacy. As opposed to a page , it allows for a more hierarchy distinctions, meaning: your big type can be quite big and your small type (as in a url) can be quite small, so consider the whole surface when designing, and consider the read levels, i.e. you want someone to be attracted to your poster from afar and give them more “cookies” when they take a second closer look.
I want to see a full content dummy and I want to see it bound. The point of this is to address any issues that might come up sooner rather than later, so you don’t freak the last week and do a sloppy job. Test your printing on the stock you have selected, see how the ink falls on the sheet, make sure it doesn’t chip off (especially if you fold them etc). Again, test before your final execution, it will make your life easier. Also, test setting up your files for final printing (here is where the dummy comes in real handy) Don’t leave it up to the machine to figure it out for you.
- I want to see 2 designs for the cover, spine & back cover.
- end sheets (do these have a graphic treatment or are these distinguished by material, sheet differentiation etc
- content: all in place INCLUDING: chapter headers, page numbers, bibliography, index (refer to Feb13th post for a detail account of what is due. THIS IS A MUST)
I want you to bring all your printouts, research to class, everything that has guided you conceptually and formally to whre you are now. We will discuss how this book complements the other aesthetically & content-wise.
Bring your revised media piece, incorporating last week’s comments.
Any question let me know
Criteria / specifics for final presentation (week 10)
- we will hang full scale posters in class ( or use dot stickers, whatever doesn’t ruin your print)
- we will compile & project all media pieces together, so: please include a blank slate at the beginning of your piece with your name. Project name can be positioned at the end of the pice or at the beginning, depending on how you’d like to contextualize that.
- all books will be placed on a long table for review & documentation: we will shoot each book and post these pictures on the blog. Each of you will have your work photographed. The idea here is that you walk away with portfolio pieces / images you can then post on your web.
- Some of you are ahead of others, if this is you: think of how your work can be translated onto a web ( I use Indexhibit, it is easy to use and maintain) I suggest you include this as part of the class assignment
- for the poster & media piece: you can do a mock-up of your poster in space, as in street postings. This will make your posters look more official, and its fun!
same for your media piece: use a screengrab and position it in an architectural space that would—potentially— be a picture of your gallery show.