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Emily James

BRIEF 12

PRINTED TEXTILES YEARBOOK A collaborative brief Submission boards This is a collaborative brief with Jenna Morse and Beth Hayden. We were fortunate enough to be picked to design the printed textile yearbook.


Emily James

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Format Research

As printed textiles is a very hands on course we wanted our publication to be

interactive and tactile. We did research into how the cover could take a different

As we will be resticted with the

big part in the research, as again it is a design principles that the course embodies.

we have also looked into how patte

format and how we could insert alternative stocks and pull outs. Colour has also played a

Applying a pattern onto the yearbook seemed also appropriate, however we want

something eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing, created by one of the students.

dimensions of the book and stock,

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Initial Direction

Here are the initial areas we presented; the interactive cover, the pattern

Having restrictions actually made this brief easier and then we had less ideas

however, so change was expected. We proposed the idea of how the cover

of typography we felt that Serif typeface would look sophisticated for the

application, the typefaces and the colour ways. These were all starting points would act as a warp around for the publication and fold out as a poster.

At first we wanted to add inserts and use specific stocks, however as we had guidlines and restrictions we were unable to do these.

to come up with and to think how we would approach a problem. In terms display and a sans serif typeface for the copy to even it out.

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Layouts and Typeface

We decided to give each student a single page, and then a bit about

We decided to give each student a single page, and then a bit about

different, we felt that pairing each individual with a similar colour

different, we felt that pairing each individual with a similar colour

that students experience beside their work. As the pieces are all very tone or practice would be appropriate. We created a few layouts

before we got the content so we could work with these. Having a few grid ready made our jobs easier and the layout was more consistent.

that students experience beside their work. As the pieces are all very tone or practice would be appropriate. We created a few layouts

before we got the content so we could work with these. Having a few grid ready made our jobs easier and the layout was more consistent.

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Development

We wanted the cover to be vibrant and eye catching and communicate a

The image on the right hand side shows the back of the poster with all of the

thought would appeal to a lot of people and represent the standard of the

sake for the students.

students patterns. From work we got we picked one girls design which we course. We later saw some of her other work. The image in the middle shows the brighter pattern which is the one we are going to use as it is fun and unique.

students names on. We thought it adds a personal touch and can be a keep

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Organisation

This brief was a real learning curve for me as a lot of revolved around the

something went wrong, we had to sort it out quickly. Collecting all the

making sure all the correct content was there. I was in charge of most the

organised with folders and time scales. Our initial photographer couldn’t

organisation of the collecting the work, pleasing the textiles tutor and

contact with the tutor and passing on information. We also had to write a brief for the students to get artwork for the cover and specifications for

them giving us work for their section of the yearbook. Working to deadlines that you have no control over was also interesting as it meant even if

work and making sure no one was missed out meant we had to be very

take all of the photos and we were unable to get anyone else so we took

them ourselves. Originally we thought this wouldn’t go to plan but they ended up being better than we expected.

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Amendments

Part of the process was making sure everything is in the right place. A lot of the

initial amendments were to do wit line spacing, consistent layout and point size. It was good to get another persons opinion on the work so far as we got a different

perspective on it. Also we had to remind ourselves that we were designing it for

mass production therefore need to be legible and appeal to a lot of people. Keeping the text and image layout simple was the approach we took.

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Yearbook Mock Up

As we are yet to receive the final publication here is the mock up

Overall this brief has been nothing like my other ones. This has a

capitals is to big and overpowers the page. Also not all of the images

wouldn’t have thought I would, such as photography and creating

so far. After having it in front of us we decided that the typeface in match up, over the two spreads.

real purpose and is a big responsibility. I have enjoyed areas that I layouts and grids. I feel like the subject area also fits in with my practice yet gives me more editorial experience.

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