, 1 Home Town - Lëtzebuerg
, 2 The Value of An Image
, 3 Manifesto
, 4 Public/Personal Spaces
, Art Auction 2013
, Book into a Building
, Building into a Book
, Competitions & Projects
, CSM Stage 2
, CSM Stage 3
, Final Versions
, in progress
, Interaction Design
, Live Briefs
, Musical Perception
, The Book and The Building
, The Student Organiser
, Unit 10
, Unit 5
, Unit 6 - The Bigger Picture
, Unit 7
, Visual Language – IKB
Yesterday and today afternoon in the letterpress resulted in a nearly finished version of the Emily Dickinson poem, after editing and changing the typos, I got two prints!
I also reprinted the posters and edited the other book versions, so the first brief is ready for assessment.
This morning I took my huge posters from the first brief to a train ride to photograph them on campus, as my walls and rooms are too small to capture them in photographs at home. At first I was supposed to photograph them in situation, hung onto busshelters (as they are real-size busshelter ad posters I guess), but the weather conditions are not really ideal to go outside into the snow and to glue thin paper onto frozen busshelters. Which is why I chose to put them onto three different kinds of walls in the Kings Cross Building.
Here is a preview of how they look, I have to make a selection of my real photographs and edit them for the PDF first, so here are a few mobile phone photos (again, as always).
To remind you a bit, my subject was Blue.
and yes, they are 1200 x 1800 mm, 25 A3 pages cut out and scotched together times three, and they are taller than me!
posters in real size
I also finished setting Emily Dickinson’s poem for the book version, I will have to only print the InDesign versions of the other two book versions as there is not enough time left and it took me longer than expected to set the poem. I should be able to make the testprints and final prints tomorrow afternoon.
What Emily Dickinson’s poem looks like in typesetting so far.
The third chosen text is a text from Yves Klein published in The Monochrome Adventure.
The paragraph, which is all about colour and how you experience is, is represented in black and white again.
The impact though is translated through the force of typography, in this case Univers ExtraBold, opposed to a Medium version of Univers.
I also decided to accentuate the fact how Yves Klein talks about what he has done, through isolating “I have”, “I do”, every time he describes his actions.
- bushelter ad poster
The book version is again very similar to the poster version, which makes it a bit more striking as it is not a setting usual in a book, but mostly used for posters.
- book version
The second text was out of Selected Poems from Emily Dickinson.
I started working it in concrete poetry style, the words playing around the meaning of the poem.
Focusing on the beginning of every paragraph, I played around the word Brain which is always opposed to something else, to the Sky, to the Sea, to God.
The type I chose should mirror the feeling of a poetry book, elegance, literature, as well as lightness and elegance, a font which everyone is familiar with, so I settled on Adobe Garamond Pro. I want the reader to focus on the text and the meaning and accentuating the meaning through spaced and arranged setting.
The only words accentuated are those that stand against each other, but over the whole text I used the same size of points.
Words are aligned vertically according to their importance, making a bond between each other but also creating a repetitive structure and a composition that is mainly kept on the left.
Even though my subject is the colour Blue, I decided not to use colour for this text, as I didn’t want it to become to litteral, and again trying to keep it as simple as possible.
The Poster Version for this text might seem as a page taken out of a poem book, as opposed to the normal posters. It gives an unusual view and different lecture experience, inviting the observer to stop and read the poem. It doesn’t opress the opinion onto the reader, but stands out through minimalism.
- busshelter ad poster
In opposition to the poster, the book version is in some way a lot more conventional, as it is again set in a type that has often been used in books and allows an easy reading comfort. Yet it still plays around with vertical alignment, accentuating a few words out of the text to support the meaning. So even though it is set in a conventional type, the spaces and composition don’t allow the reader to flow straight through the text, but to keep the eyes dancing on the page.
- book version