Dialogue Studio: type

Dialogue Studio, Workshops

Last workshop was about type, more precisely looking at how letters are constructed and how we can manipulate them. Through drawing, painting, cutting and photocopying I spent a day immersed in creating different variations of t, y, ! and ?. Y quickly became my favorite to work with, whereas the exclamation mark didn’t inspire me at all. An intensely fun day that gave me lots of ideas on how you can work more with letters to create interesting and beautiful results. Below are some of my outcomes.

First- scanned letters (that I moved around whilst scanning) and then continued working on in Photoshop to create these images:

Type experiments by Lisa

Second- folded and cut out letters assembled in different ways, photographed and edited in Photoshop.

Type experiments by Lisa

Dialogue studio: risograph printing

Dialogue Studio, Workshops

A poem for the Riso

Dear Riso,

You look like something taken out of a sci-fi film from the eighties
bulky, beige, pink and mint.

Spitting out paper faster than I can blink pausing your rhythmic drumming
only when it is time to change the ink.

Colouring my fingers blue
Riso printer I want to love you
but right now
I’m finding it very hard to. 

Dialogue Studio: Narrative Mapping

Dialogue Studio, Map of me, Workshops

Sometimes we rely on randomness- being creative means that mistakes can be a good thing. And sometimes just playing with the components you have in front of you can be the best way to go because you don’t know what you’re after until you’ve done it.

A couple of days ago I explored some different ways of generating images from photographs, creating abstract and interesting results. Deriving meaning from photographs that didn’t mean just one thing, I made drawings and paintings from the emotions the image evoked or sorting it by the most to least dominant colour.

The non- digital way to layout

Workshops

Yesterday we tried out some layout design by using a paper with a grid on it and moving around cut out pieces of text which I found quite fun as it allowed one to change the layout so fast and you understood rather quickly what worked and what didn’t. Below are some of my tests, the last image being the one I felt was most successful and ended up gluing down.