DES220 — Introduction to 2–D Digital Imaging
- To develop an understanding and be able to utilize the tools of Adobe InDesign.
- To explore design, creativity and composition by composing a 4-page magazine spread.
Fig. 01 — Dwell Magazine cover design sample
Fig. 02 — Dwell Magazine back cover design sample
Redesign a Dwell Magazine Article, which can be found here – www.dwell.com
- Design a Four page magazine style spread using Adobe InDesign. Choose an article from the archived magazines that they have listed.
- Many of the articles come with a slide show, in which you must use the images for your design spread. Choose an article that has at least several paragraphs in it so that you have some text in which to work with. Choose a slide show with a minimum of seven (7) images
- The magazine page size is (8.5” x 11.0”). Feel free to use a physical Dwell Magazine (glossies) as a sample and inspiration for your layouts. Copy and paste text and images from Dwell.com, adding them in to your project file and place them into InDesign. You will need to develop, create, and upload a four page magazine spread in PDF format to the dropbox.
- The specifics: layout needs to include a minimum of 6 images to relate to the idea you are presenting, and at least 5 bodies of text, titles, and/ or other text based information of various size fonts. You may need to use Adobe Illustrator, and/or Adobe Photoshop along with the skills you developed on the previous two projects, for all of your imagery.
Dwell Magaizne Article, multi-page publication [PDF File]
Your Final spread needs to have:
- Minimum 6 images for the layout.
- Text overlapping an image or object,
- Text around an object or image.
- Utilize a grid and columns within the spread.
- Folio headers
Fig. 03 — Dwell Magazine article Double page design sample
- Two (2) different sketched solutions for the 4 page layouts. Meet with instructor to choose the best idea.
- Spreads need to utilize appropriate imagery that is bitmapped and/or vector based.
- Use text from an article at Dwell.com for the article.
- Pages do not need to be numbered.
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DES220 Introduction to 2–D Digital Imaging
Photoshop Image Manipulation
Randomized Search: Album Covers
- Uncle Sam’s Farm — Don’t Ever Apologize For Anything
- Vigna Mungo — My Misery is Your Pleasure
- Thessaliotida — The Risk it Took to Blossom
- Requires Greater Courage
- Preserve Inner Freedom
- One’s inward journey
- Stand defiantly
- Easier to play the martyr
- Rash in battle
- Civilized warfare
- A man knows the law
- Imprisoned soul in an Elysium
- Enchantments of Spring or Autumn
- Liberate and intoxicate
- Delicious songs and verses
- The secret cannot be kept
- Fives and tens and fifties
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ASSIGNMENT: several years ago, there was a album cover artwork generation phenomena on Facebook.
Lesson Two: Random Album Covers project brief
To Do This —
Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random” or —
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
Go to Quotations Page and select “random quotations” or —
The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.
Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or —
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
- Use Photoshop to put it all together, including the typography.
- Repeat this process three (3) times to generate three different album concepts
— The second time you MUST compose two (2) images into your cover design; the third, you must find three (3) images to collage into your album concept.This is a total of six (6) images.
You also must look through, and search three resources for free typeface.
A GREAT introduction to graphic design:
Design Is History
Design is History?
As a designer it is important to understand where design came from, how it developed, and who shaped its evolution. The more exposure you have to past, current and future design trends, styles and designers, the larger your problem-solving toolkit. The larger your toolkit, the more effective of a designer you can be.
Part of the graduate thesis of designer Dominic Flask, this site was created as a teaching tool for young designers just beginning to explore graphic design and as a reference tool for all designers. It provides brief overviews of a wide range of topics rather than an in-depth study of only a few.
Project: 4 Disunion
GRIDS: Systems and Structure
System and Structure Project
Disunion Project Brief
Now that we’ve had a chance to play with how a grid can work — how type can interact with it, how content can be organized within it — we’re going to increase the complexity of our problem. For the next phase of this project we’re going to design book spreads using a similar grid, but with more diverse content and hierarchy, extended across multiple pages. We’ll start by designing eight pages but in the end, we’ll add four more for a cover and back cover. We’ll wind up with a small sales BLAD for a book called Disunion about the Civil War.
Our text content will be two stories from the New York Times series about the 150th anniversary of the civil war and our images come from the Library of Congress. We’ll all be using very specific style sheets and page grids, but again I have no doubt we’ll see a great deal of variability in the outcomes. You will be the image editor, you will determine the rhythm pacing, you will design the structure of the pages.
Disunion front cover sample
Disunion inside-front-cvr, inside-back-cover
Disunion back cover sample
Disunion page 1
Disunion page 2-3 (spread)
Disunion page 4-5 (spread)
Disunion page 6-7 (spread)
Disunion page 8
To get started, everyone will make the following InDesign document:
Page size = 8” x 8”
- Set your unit rulers to Points in your preferences
Set the following parameters for
your master page:
- Outside margin = 24 pt., all sides
- 12 columns, 12 pt. gutter
- 9 horizontal guides (rows) with, 12 pt. gutters
Set up two style sheets:
- “Body” = 10 pt. Akzidenz Grotesk BQ regular with 12 pt. leading
- “Captions” = 7 pt. Akzidenz Grotesk BQ regular with 8 pt. leading
Download all the content (and font!) from R2•D2. Set up your file. Read the stories.
Look at the images. Come to class on Monday ready to work with three (3) files prepared with all of the content placed in them.
This Week: Bring three (3) designs to class, each trimmed to the edge. Refine one design to temporarily saddle stitch before we go on to further revisions and cover designs.
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Disunion Cover Design
Disunion Interior Sample w- Grid
DESEDU Disunion Text File
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