Tuesday, 31 May 2011

gdf & ppd summary

last days i'm busybusy doing the book. but i needed to create a ppd summary of this year blogging and developing as a graphic designer. i was quite amazed how that work actually helped me to analyse my first year in lcc and to evaluate the quality of my blog! improvements...improvements.

i need to hand in my final version of gdf project (that took place in the first term) on the 7th of june. i'm finally sharing it with you. my finished pdf yay.)

Thursday, 19 May 2011

i speak true things

i was searching some stuff for my book today and have found this awesomeness. i love this animation, i really do!

"I speak true things" from marko tadic on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

istd project.

yeah, finally!)
we had our final hand in for the 2nd term projects a week ago. so i'm at last able to show you my flatland book.

a bit of explanation:
During the research I've marked out main themes which underlay my variation of design.
The first of them is the idea of existence of others dimensions. It developed the idea of the cubical grid, instead of the traditional one. Plus it symbolizes the transformation of Square's way of thinking. Cube is the prototype of the Square in space. 

But Mr. Square still lives in Flatland and can't use the 3d space, so the book (which was written by him) can be unfolded flat. The way the book looks right now is the result of using it in Spaceland. So it could be viewed both ways - folded and flat.

All text blocks and almost all the lines are aligned by one of 3 guides. The lines visually depict space, help to identify the direct speech in the text and express the emotion of the text. The chapter that I've chosen has very wide range of emotions, so the lines placed in different ways and by different schemes demonstrate the ways of possible using them through the whole book. They provide additional relations between text blocks.

There are die-cut triangles (or square in perspective while unfolded) on the page edges. I laced them as additional anchor points. Each chapter has its own selection of cut figures.

The cover inspired by the idea of existence of another Flatland, some parallel world. It
gives an interesting 3d effect while holding it in hands.

Text blocks depend on the chapter sense. Text in the first part of the book is more static and solid. It symbolizes the essence of Flatland. While the second part is full of dialogues and bright descriptions.
In the dialogues – Square's speech always goes horizontal, despite the grid structure.

Page numbers and chapter numbers are put on the edge that makes them just additional, submissive, while the text "lives" its own live on the spread.

london book.

i haven't written for a long time. that absolutely doesn't mean that i was doing nothing. actually i even wrote couple of posts but never posted them cause i wanted to write more and more as i've been to switzerland and france during holidays and seen so many cool things.
i think that i'd better tell about the current project to keep blog up to date and will try to fulfil the previous things later.
so right now we are working on our visual research books with wrap-around-poster-dust-jackets! it's called "Seeing London through the eyes of a designer". i've done 14 workshops during last few weeks. each workshop supposed to become a chapter.
i'm going to post some of my thoughts and outcomes later!
for today's workshop we were supposed to find a poster and a dust jacket that we like. those are mine examples:
i've found those posters in zurich.
the first one is the exhibition poster for kunsthaus, the second is a poster for some event. 4 posters below are kind of political ones. i'm note sure what exactly they're on about, but i took this picture because they are working so nicely in the environment!
the book made by irma boom. dust jacket is obviously too. i remember seeing irma on the "golden bee" event in moscow probably 5 years ago. she made a talk about her works. this book is about otto treumann's works. she told that she really liked it but otto was absolutely irritated by the result. he disliked the "soft cover" and the fact that irma cropped and enlarged his works. anyway. i think that he is wrong and the book is good! so as dust jacket.)