Title: I LIKE IT BOOK
Printed Page Size: 250mm x 195mm 3mm Bleed
Printed Pages: 82 (without cover) 84 (with cover)
Material: Uncoated Matt (off white) Text pages 130gsm Cover 250gsm
Finishing: “I” debossed
I am pleased with my work from this unit. I chose to do my spreads on VInce Frost because I liked his approach to his work - he came across very practical, designing things with a specific purpose in mind. I also really appreciated his can-do attitude and positivity, he is very bold and confident. I would love to have his confidence in everything. I enjoyed researching Vince Frost, he is very interesting and I like his personality.
I had quite a lot of problems during this unit which effected my work and I was not happy with the work I did early on and I didn’t really know what I was doing and limited myself a lot with what I was doing so it really didn’t turn out very well. I thin went back and looked at what I had previously done and mocked up a totally different direction I could go in to get myself working better. From there I then started again one more with a much better idea of what I was doing. I then had to work quickly to get the new design done and I managed it. I am please with what I achieved in the extra week I got given.
Obviously if I did this project again I would do it very differently. There were a few things I couldn’t help, but I would have taken everything I did and multiply it over the weeks before. Although I went down the wrong route and got a bit stuck, I think I got there in the end, and if I had realised before and gone in the right direction I could have made something even better over more time.
In regards to the group project, I thought that went very well. I really enjoy working in a group, I definitely prefer working with other people, I love being able to bounce ideas off other people to get another perspective I wouldn’t usually get.
I think the photography group worked well together as a a whole, we had the same aims and gelled well, with enough different opinions to be able to question each other at every turn to make sure we stayed on track. Everyone was very supportive of each other and it was a great environment.
I’m pleased with the work I did over this group project, and I like my final spread. I think I took the most important parts of my partner’s personality and showed them in my spread. The place where she feels most comfortable is at the beach and she totally changed her body language from being introverted and shy to being passionate, louder and just clearly longing to be there. I asked her if she has a particular favourite place and Bournemouth beach was one of them, so I included the pier in the photo. She is also quite traditional and very family orientated so I went to an antiques shop where they had lots of framed photos of family portraits and got a frame that I think sums up being both traditional, while also neat, structured and gentle. I then used it to frame the sand which is the colour she described herself as and in the environment she is most comfortable in, while also I think saying something about her personality - calm, relaxed, bright, and not everything is at the surface… maybe you have to go looking underneath to find what else there is.
I went on a search for a nice frame which would sum up Karly’s personality. I found this one which was quite clean cut and neat but traditional at the same time. I took the frame down to Bournemouth beach which was somewhere which Karly told me is particularly important to her and took some photos which could encapsulate the answer to the question and her personality and the things that are important to her - pastels, yellow, family, friends, the beach, relaxation. I’m still deciding which image to use.
Proposed idea for my double page spread on Karly. Obviously less photoshopped. Adding the hand made element to my image by putting the photo of the beach in it’s surroundings.
The question is “if you were a colour what would it be and why?”
The answer: She would probably be a pastel colour as she is quite shy - which is why I have the text small in the farthest corner from where you would normally look for text - she would probably be a pastel yellow as she is quite optimistic. We then spoke more in depth about likes, dislikes, favourites etc and when the beach was mentioned I noticed a complete shift in Karly’s behaviour, she opened up and got quite passionate about it - clearly something that means a lot to her so I took the pastel yellow from the beach
Images being used for my Vince Frost interview. Looking at how he has lived in so many places, being the outsider, finding his way and coming together. The arrows to show his diversity of work, with his 360 degree approach to his work. The colour to show his boldness and confidence he portrays in his interview.
Great bold, colourful spreads here. The imagery works well with the layouts, they are very complimentary