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April 2010 Archives
"How Boba Fett Changed Your Life"
For my journal entries I am going to look a CNN a couple times a day and write down the most interesting and weird headline from the website
Day 1: "Boobquake" rocks web
From what I learned about the Ch. 4 reading I'll work on making sure I use visual hierarchy with my text and making sure it has a good movement throughout the brochure. I have used ragged right and ragged left in my design layout so far as well as centered text which hopefully won't mess with legibility or visual unity.
In the beginning of the post the reading talks about following the principles set up in the article or deliberately ignoring them, I have decided to follow some of the principles since I don't think I am a good enough designer yet to make my own rules and do whatever I decide to do. After reading I found out that the design methodology I use most of the time is the bottom up method. I usually figure out my photo's/text/illustrations before coming up with the actual design and layout. I also liked how the reading commented a lot on how simple is usually better, I believe this is true too and would like my next project to use this same philosophy. I have never used the golden mean in any of my designs but it is something I should look into more and try to understand fully because it still kind of confuses me. I don't necessarily like the mixture of math and design but I guess I'll have to learn to deal with that. The rule of thirds is much easier to understand and accomplish.
After reading the Grid section, I decided I will most likely use a symmetrical grid with an alternative field layout. I found the 58 grid intriguing but it seems too complicated to make and I feel like I would get confused on how exactly to use it so I'd prefer to keep it a bit simpler.