Thursday, May 1, 2014
In this booklet, I wanted to stick with complete simplicity. I used a muted color scheme of brown and blue in the cover and back of the booklet to replicate a 1950s feel. For this project, we had to use InDesign for the first time. After using InDesign, I found it quite helpful and easy to use overall. I created the elongated font in InDesign and the cover design in Illustrator. For this booklet, I thought to use only two different types of text to create cohesion throughout. The booklet itself is 10 pages and includes a Table Of Contents. For the design of each page, I wanted the name of the assignment to be next the page number and the name of my art piece in the top of the image. If I had to change anything in the booklet, I might want to make each of the pages the same blue that was seen in the front of the booklet. Overall, I'm very happy with how my booklet turned off. I fell I finally was able to create simplicity in a sleek and minimalistic way.
The last image shows the progress of work that I made towards creating a more abstract look. However, I felt that the overall image did not work cohesively because the painted parts in the scene replicated the same level of saturation and hue which caused a muted color palette in the piece and did not bring a polished look to the piece. I feel the painterly look would work if I used a flat palette throughout the piece instead of highlighting specific parts. I came to the conclusion that created an outline of pen work helped the balance of the work and left the viewer to see more detail. Also, another idea I had done in the middle of my process was to create a new composition by taking specific pieces of my main images and forming a new art piece. However, I feel that my final version of the piece implemented the main focus the best. Overall in the future I am going to take this abstract look and implement it into a new work of art to where the balance of pen work and paint is dispersed evenly throughout the piece.
She creates buildings that are similar to the scheme I wish to portray. Just like with the message I wish to portray, her buildings lack stability and the leave the viewer feeling a sense of chaos. Amy Casey's Artist Statement