Friday, January 29

dp | name games + early planning

Today during class I planned some name games, trying to come up with something that will stick & that I can start branding. Two that I liked were "same difference" and "mod mash". After getting some feedback from class I think I'm going towards the "same difference" direction because it is more directly related to my concept. But I don't know if I'm there yet.





Also I've started a rough timeline that will definitely evolve and become more detailed.  



Wednesday, January 27

dp | refined statement + research

refined statement:

CONTEMPORARY ART OFTEN BLURS THE LINE BETWEEN ARTIST AND DESIGNER,  SO HOW CAN I ELVATE MAGAZINE DESIGN TO FEEL LIKE A PIECE OF ART WITHOUT OVERPOWERING THE ART BEING CONTRIBUTED? 


speculative trouble shooting: {POTENTIAL ISSUES & SOLUTIONS} 


IF THE ARTISTS WORK IS POORLY DOCUMENTED, THEN I WILL RESHOOT THEM MYSELF OR HAVE A PHOTOGRAPHER DO IT. 

INSTEAD OF SHOWING EACH ARTISTS INDIVIDUALLY, I WILL HOST COLLABORATIVE SHOOTS AND STYLE THE SET UP. THAT WAY I CAN SHOW MANY WORKS BUT HAVE THEM ALL COME TOGETHER TO MAKE A MORE INTERESTING IMAGE. 

SO SOME ARTISTS WILL HAVE THEIR OWN FEATURE WHILE OTHERS MIGHT BE SHOWN IN GROUPS THAT I CURATE TOGETHER. 

IF AN ARTIST DOESN'T GIVE ME CONTENT IN TIME THEN THEY JUST WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE FEATURED. 



degree process blog: 

http://saragarrisondegreeproject.blogspot.com/

T4 | quote ideas + hand rendered styles

I narrowed down from my long list of quotes in class & have 2 different quotes that I want to try out if time allows. After doing some research I want to keep it short so I can delve into each letter form.



& I looked through a few books I have to find hand-rendered inspiration. 


 {  NEW TYPO-GRAPHICS WITH FONT SAMPLES

NON TRADITIONAL DESIGN

FINGERPRINT  }














































Monday, January 25

dp | original problem statement


There are a few layers that I want to explore. 

The first would be: curating an arts magazine that showcases a wide variety of art and design. 


next would be to blur the lines between designer and artist


and lastly elevate editorial design into a piece of art. 


Can a magazine be designed in a way that elevates it into a piece of art and blurs the lines between designer and artist?