Saturday, 8 March 2014

OUGD406 Studio Brief 02 Presentation/ Final Crit

Presentation final friday from Crystalbeth

The final crit went really well and we handed out a great number of business cards and have quite a few of our fellow students interested in submitting work. there were two main suggestions from our presentation. These were the suggestion that we sought out an address for studios to send work to us because they would apparently be interested in doing so. The consensus was that what we were doing was amazingly useful and a suggestion about the orientation of the business cards is probably a sign that we need to rethink them.

Overall I am incredibly happy with the way that this project has gone. I love writing about design and getting in contact with people who are passionate about what they do and want to talk about it. However, I am concerned that we haven't really designed very much for this project, mostly the work has been creating content and organising things, all great skills and useful in graphic design but The logo is about the only thing we designed. Arguably the business cards and posters were designed as well but both with the logo as the central point for them.

This is definitely something I want to continue after the project and if possible get other students involved because we can't do it alone. I have found that this blog makes me keep up to date with what people are doing and has stimulated me to try hand rendered type projects in my own time. 

Short Summary of what we said during the presentation:

Read into...Typography. Create a resource that helps new students and professionals crack the enigma of typography, keep up to date with new designers and get advice for existing professionals, with the added bonus of providing exposure for students as well. 

Several sections that are often updated with new material. Students, Professionals and resources. We will collect sites and books that have helped us and our fellow students and do interviews with professionals to get advice on using and designing type.

We have set up a blog with the separate sections detailed above. As a method of getting people to the blog we also set up a twitter and facebook account that we post to after every blog post funnelling people through to the blog.

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