Legends of the Screen edited

This was a project where I had to create a booklet about legendary film directors, only using the information and images we were given. This project was about experimenting with layouts and composition of a booklet, trying to make the readers eyes flow from page to page. This post goes into a little more detail, but the reason for it is because of the small changes, such as punctuation and hyphenations.

I enjoyed this project to some extent because it was a good way to start thinking about layouts, and how to make something that is quite frankly boring to look at with a lot of text, visually appealing and stimulating for readers to look at. I managed to achieve this by just doing some quick edits of the imagery I was given on Photoshop by changing their shapes, sizes and opacity, making them look more interesting, livening up the booklet. To combat the large amounts of text I simply had to choose a sensible, readable font, such as Franklin and Century Gothic. Additionally by making it a small point size I was able to play with more creative layouts.

I feel this project could have been even better if we were given some other bits to play around with, or perhaps on a more interesting subject. However, in the real world, us designers can not pick and choose what we want to design and the materials we want to design with, meaning this project was good for getting me in the mindset of a designer and some of the more tedious projects I could face.

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Jacob G-D

Hi!! I'm Jake, I am 20 year old and a Graphic Communication student in my second year currently at Cardiff Metropolitan University. On this blog I will post snap shots and explanations of my work during my time at university.

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