Finally have the chance to begin working on my 3 HG Wells book cover designs. Since the idea is to work on three books that fit together in a series and demonstrate how classic and timeless HG Wells’s work is, I wanted to be a bit more simplistic and minimalistic in my design process. Continue reading “Exercise: Book cover design”
Decided to move my blog over to WordPress to make my posts easier for my tutor to navigate, since Tumblr is more of a “running blog”.
Now that I have internet in my new apartment, I expect to keep going toward my degree in visual communications.
Presently I am working on coursework for part 2 of my Graphic Design Level 1 Core Concepts course, which requires me to develop book covers for three H.G. Wells books / novels.
I hope to post more this week on my progress.
Items I’ve “collected” so far have been mostly digital. I use my Instagram accounts, Tumblr, and Pinterest to collect images and follow users I find inspiring for the widest range of design possibilities: illustration, typography, product & packaging design, photography, etc.
I feel that there is no one, common thread that connects these images or users, other than that I find them visually appealing. I guess I feel like I’m trying to create a visual library of sorts that I can go back and reference for almost any project or brief I may undertake.
One of my personal highlights in the Jewish Museum of Berlin was the current exhibit: Cherchez la Femme, curated by Miriam Goldmann and Naomi Lubrich, which presents the ideas of head coverings for women through religion, fashion, and society. The art and design of different coverings (wigs, burqas, and wimples) were presented through various forms (photos, drawings, sculptures, video, cartoons, etc.) to give a wide representation of the different stances on women’s head coverings.
Went to the Jüdishes Museum (Jewish Museum) in Berlin to look at Daniel Libeskind’s work (the architect behind the building). It was nice to have some fresh memories of it, since the last time went was in 2006.
I rather enjoyed the way the building actually made you feel emotion, too. And the art from ancient to modern Jewish artists was intriguing, as well.
Saw this advertisement design and thought it was clever. Nice to see a 3D advertising campaign once in a while.
The project briefs on page 34 of “Graphic Design Level 1: Core Concepts” were written completely different from each other, and each had something unique to offer a budding graphic designer. Continue reading “Exercise: Working to a Brief”