April 2010 Archives

Day 3

Stray cat adopts bobcat orphans

Day 2!

"How Boba Fett Changed Your Life"

http://www.ireport.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=437235&hpt=Mid

Journal Entry Day 1

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

http://larrykinglive.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04/27/boobquake-rocks-web/?iref=allsearch

Brochure Grid

Project 2 Mood Board

Ch. 4 response

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.

Ch 2 and 3 Layout Response

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.

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