DP2: Summary of SPD Competition

My Final Piece and Submission Evaluation I am extremely happy with my final piece and proud of what I have learnt and achieve through this competition brief. It gave me an opportunity to get my work seen by others while also experimenting with layouts and styles which I can take on to help me with … Continue reading

DP2: Competition Development

  Slideshow of continual development work   Record of notes taken during development Comments from lecturer: White in windows looks odd. Change this. Widow – 1 word at the end of paragraph on its own line. Do not do this. Baseline grid – change this to a smaller figure to allow more movement (possibly 6pts) … Continue reading

DP2: Competition Research

Research I¬†researched the previous winners and runner ups of the SPD Student Competition and have found this helpful to define what it is they (the client) is looking for.¬†All their winning entries were very quirky, contemporary and include illustration and/or photography. The bodycopy is black in colour and the background white, which is expected to … Continue reading

DP2: Competition Brief and Initial Ideas

SPD Competition Last year I stumbled across ‘The Society Of Publication Designers’ and their student design competition. It is perfect for my career goals, focusing on magazine design! Their previous winning entries are of a very high standard making it extremely competitive and a real challenge for me to produce a great portfolio piece. For … Continue reading

MPP: Research – Layout Inspiration

The slideshow below is a combination of research that has been carried out along the whole project process from start to finish. This slideshow will be continually added to in the future to result in a extensive collection of research and inspiration found on photography. \ Other slideshows have been produced for different categories of … Continue reading

MPP: BOOK – What is Illustration?

What is Illustration? This book is full of inspiration! Take a look at a few images below from the book I found particularly interesting and feel can inspire my own illustration style. For more illustration research and inspiration take a look at my more in depth blog post that is updated throughout my project with … Continue reading

MPP: TRIP – Tate Modern

On a very snowy Friday 18th January 2013 I took a trip to The Tate Modern in London to visit their bookshop and browse their magazines for inspiration, specifically for layout inspiration. Below are some images I took of their magazine selection. I found this trip extremely useful! Previously I was finding it hard to … Continue reading

MPP: BOOK – Layout Essentials

Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids By Beth Tondreau One aspect I’ve been struggling to find inspiration for is the page layouts for my magazine. No existing magazines I come across have very original and exciting layouts, they’re all fairly ordinary. For my magazine I want it to be design orientated as I … Continue reading

DP2: London vs. Margate

Taking all my ideas and research along to lecture today my tutor was very happy with what I have developed so far but offered her opinion of considering Margate as the focus instead of London. Apparently Margate is no.7 on the rough guide’s list of places to go and see: http://www.roughguides.com/website/Travel/SpotLight/ViewSpotLight.aspx?spotLightID=594 In all honestly I’m … Continue reading

DP2: Research – Magazine Layouts

I have to admit I’ve been struggling when it comes to finding inspiration for the layout of my magazine. I find most magazine layouts somewhat boring or predictable…I’d like to create something visually stimulating and therefore finding it tough to come across anything similar to what I’d like to create. A few images I’ve found … Continue reading