Final cover proved not to be my final cover. Realising it looked too camera film-y I did some sketches of alternative ideas and ended up with using the sketch where I drew the pattern I had and made it into vector art that I then coloured in red and laid type over it.
Sketches for cover, by Lisa
This is the result and I finally like it 100 percent:
So I developed my bathtub idea further thinking about involving illustration and giving the campaign a very airy feel. Putting together this moodboard:
And picking up on some things in that I made a print of a bathtub that I thought I could use as seen below left.
Designing my logomark for the map of me, I played around a bit with shapes of buildings and mouths as I wanted to capture both conversation and the city but it didn’t really work out. It just gave the impression of buildings talking which I wasn’t really going for. I also didn’t want the mark to look too crowded, but use only a couple of shapes. After a lot of drawing I came up with the idea of two stylised mouths half open like in the middle of saying something.
I have struggled long and hard in figuring out what I want to do for my app that need to be a form of map. I have been stuck the longest time of the functions of the app, what I want the app to do, how you navigate etc. I try to work it all out in my head before I come to a definite decision but not knowing my outcome has come in the way of knowing anything at all in terms of what I want.
A couple of weeks ago I sat down trying to map what a map is and see if I through that could get some inspiration. I couldn’t. Today, I sat down again and tried the approach of instead deciding what mediums I want to work with, my topic, my colours- and could finally come to some decisions!
Recent discovery: creating a logo is hard. Especially if you get stuck on trying to be creative with your initials. LW will not co-operate.
One way to generate a personal logomark can be by taking a couple of things that you like or describe your strengths as a basis for your image. When designing my own mark, I used my love of colour combined with two of my strengths- focused and problem solving. I’ve never tried to come up with my own logomark before and this exercise did not come easy for me.
A couple of days ago I was working in the library, got bored of what I was doing and picked up a random book about printmaking from the shelf next to me. Turns out it was a really good book called “Creative Print Making” by Peter Green where he demonstrates how you can create textures and patterns from random things using them as kind of stamps.
Collections- how do we organize them? What makes a collection? What happens if we reassemble them? And how can we present them?
I got really excited by this project when I first heard of it. Making posters that represent songs while having virtually no restrictions in terms of concept or production. Let the gates of creativity stand wide open!
Designing needn’t always be a long process. It is actually possible to come up with good ideas in only two minutes. Of course, it is also very possible to come up with a bad idea or no idea at all. I think a lot about what to do, how the outcome will look like and what the piece will communicate when working on a new project and sometimes that can be a hurdle because it’s so easy to get stuck and finding no inspiration at all.
I’ve recently been introduced to the amazing world of fanzines (the non-professional publications created by fans for fans) and I can’t get enough. I love how there seems to be no boundaries when it comes to layout and everything goes. As I am a layout nerd myself and love to play around with how you place text and image, I find this really inspiring!