This brief is initially a short concept driven brief to design and submit board of designs for the graphic design yearbook.
This is a collaborative brief and I will be working with Charlotte Warren, Liz Ibbotson and Becky Tipping.
Below is some research taken into existing Yearbooks produced for this College and also research into print finishes layout style and size.
|Pages randomly placed inside break up the long seems of photos and give an insight into course leaders and students thought about the course.|
|Layouts include a range of picture and type ratios. This example is image heavy. I think this would be the best idea as the purpose of the yearbook is to showcase peoples designs and finished works.|
|The type running vertically makes you turn the page and view the students designs from every angle.|
|Different coloured backgrounds give the pages a different feel and show the work in a different light.|
|Beautiful layout links type and image together in a double page spread. The blacks in the border of the image flow to the typography.|
|Embossing and UV varnish make a beautiful and subtle print finish. It helps the design to capture the light and makes you want to pick it up to see how it feels.|
|I really love it when binding, the treads are let uncut. I think it gives the design a really hands on and thought through feel. It also adds more aesthetic appeal.|
|This front cover shows a lot of expression and movement. It really provokes the creative juices.|
|UV spot varnish adds an extra feel of luxury and depth to colour on a page. I think it looks amazing varnishing or foiling clear on block, it really adds depth and ink is unnecessary.|
|Foiling comes in a wide array of colours. For the front cover certain lettering could be picked out to make it stand out on the page. This can help to strengthen the message of change the hierarchy.|
|Showing all the faces of the class is a great idea. It could be nice to have pictures of when we first started next to ones of when we have finished to show how we have grown (aged).|
|Contact information at the back of the book sums up the course and makes it accessible to anyone reading it.|
|It is interesting to have a short paragraph written by each student on their personal page to give a small insight into how different people have adapted the course to their individual needs and aspirations.|
|I really love the consideration of white space on a page. The white space can be a thought provoking as where the content is. The white space can totally change the feel and appearance of a page and how you interpret it.|
|Making each students individual page have a loose grid but changing the layout from page to page so that it is still interesting to look at is key to make the audience read on.|
|How will each person's name be presented? Will it over power the image of will the image over power the type?|
|Diverse text on the front. The cover gives a good ides of what is on the inside.|
|Having the students work explained by them gives you an insight into how their minds work.|
|Images of students 'mid creative flow' shows the design studios in use.|
|Front and back cover joining together to create one panoramic image.|
|Tight grids and margins.|
|Choosing the right font is key. Changing the font of a book can make it look and feel completely different and ultimately change its meaning.|
The five below images are from the same Graphic Design yearbook. They show a well rounded and thought through design. Each page incorporates colours from the front page and layouts are simple, yet versatile. Each student has a space to disclose information about their practice, work experience, contact information and anything else necessary.