InDesign 101

Project 8: Typefrog
(Day Project: Find a piece of Typographic Graphic Design and deconstruct/reconstruct)

I am an InDesign novice. Never used it up till now.  I also started 3 days behind most other people (which was my fault really) so I gave it my best shot. First is the piece of design I chose for the project (which I didn't do!) and the second is my deconstruction of the piece. There is so much bullshit I could say about my work about the reasonings for  everything I did, but I'll spare you. Neither of us wanna hear it really.


This guy is most definitely a hero.  Miguel Endaras drawing stills are red-DICK-ulous. He basically spent 210 hours his life being a printer. Over 3million dots in one A2 sheet. Maybe the biggest hero is the guy who kept count. This is probably one of the dopest things around right now.  I am extremely jealous.

Occupy Everything

I really like this illustration. It has the same brutality in line of the early 20th century poster designs for communist Russia.  Influenced heavily by the Art Deco style artists such as Alexander Rodchenko were trying to break the imagination free from the shackles of conformity.  Illustrator Alexandria Clotfelter has captured the struggle of the 99% against the Wall Street tyrants. The protests are against social and economic inequality, high unemployment, greed, as well as corruption, and the undue influence of corporations.

Upside-Down Portaits

Project 7: 'Out of Order'
(Group Project:  Ben Pender, Lottie Boniface)

We were given a week to do a photographic project on 'out of order'.  Our aim was to get people to question our photos as an out of order piece, and make it seem as if nothing was out of order, yet having something hugely out of order portrayed.  After spending some time taking double exposure images to manipulate a normal environment, we decided that it would be far stronger to actually manipulate something rather than fake it.  Anyway, we ended up with the task of photographing portraits of people, hanging fully upside down! Creating a make-shift studio in my bedroom was the easy part... getting perfect portraits of people while they hang from their legs on a clothes rail was definitely the hard part.  Luckily no one was injured while making this project, thanks to our safety team who were on standby. We would both like to pursue this project and try and take portraits of our entire year group.  Click on the image to enlarge.