Colour Palette Magazine Article

Here I have designed a magazine article which is based on my original idea, however I have focused on the use of a colour palette.

To achieve this colour palette I picked a few key colours from the image used in the header. I then used these colours to make borders round the images, to colour the text and I also made some blocks in the background where both the images and text sit.

I like how the colour palette is still fairly subtle, but helps to make certain aspects of the design stand out more. I also feel like the colours compliment each other really well.

Compared to my first attempt at designing the magazine article, I feel like this one looks much better. I think that the subtle use of colour gives it a more interesting appearance and the text looks much tidier because I have justified it this time. I’ve also aligned the text boxes and images better – the margins around these are now much neater.

Colour Palette Bauhaus Poster

Here’s a few examples of my take on a Bauhaus inspired poster but I have tried out various different colour palettes this time, compared to my original design where I used traditional Bauhaus style colours.

Here I’ve used a colour palette using similar shades. I like this one because the colours all compliment each other really well.

This posters colour palette was chosen using compound colours. Despite the colours all being quite different they still seem to compliment each other and don’t clash. I also feel that the use of different colours on this one help the shapes and text stand out more.

Here I used a monochromatic colour palette. I feel that it is quite similar to the first one where I used similar shades. This helps in giving the poster a uniform look.

Overall I like how the use of a colour palette helps to create an image in which the colours compliment each other compared to if you were to choose random colours. It helps the poster really come together.

Magazine article

Here I’ve designed a double page magazine article on ‘Places to visit in Hull’ using some of my own photo’s.

I decided to split the text in my article into two columns – I felt that it helped to make it look more professional and organised. The columns are all the same width and the margin around the edges of the article is equal all the way round.

I used a bigger landscape photo in the header to help it stand out. I also decided to align all of the smaller square photos up both horizontally and vertically, this was again to help the article look organised.

This was my initial sketch idea. You can see how I ended up using less rows in my final design, but how I still stuck to the general grid layout.

Bauhaus Poster

Here’s my take on a poster inspired by the Bauhaus movement

Overall I have focused on a minimalist style design which was typical of the Bauhaus movement. I’ve also used blocks of geometrical shapes which was a strong characteristic of this movement.

For the typography, I decided to choose a Sans Serif font which again represents the modern but simple Bauhaus style.

Bauhaus on Campus

I had a walk around the university campus and took some photos and did a sketch of some things which I thought were inspired by the Bauhaus movement.

The architecture of these buildings were definitely inspired by the Bauhaus movement. Numbers 1 and 5 had quite simple shapes to them – made up mostly of geometric blocks and windows. Image 1 also had some orange coloured blocks which represent the Bauhaus movement really well.

Images 2 and 3 show that the Bauhaus inspiration at University isn’t just for the architecture – it is also found in furniture and objects too. They both have quite a basic but practical design.

Overall the Bauhaus movement favoured a minimalist, geometric look which is reflected well in lots of the modern architecture we see today, including lots of the architecture and objects that I found whilst walking around the University campus.

Visual Design in the Library

The library has some great examples of the use of Principles of Visual Design. 

(1) is a section of the library that contains lots of reference books. There are many uses of lines, shape and form throughout this part including the structure of the bookshelves, and everything is shaped very geometrically. The carpet is separated into two different colours/textures so you can identify the walkway and aisles easily. The signs which are at the end of the bookshelves also use line and shape to help the audience clearly see which books are on which side.

This part of the library (2) featured more of a variety of shapes than the section on the first photo. The designer of this part has thought carefully about the placement of the objects – for example how the main windows at the top are central to the bigger windows underneath and how at each work desk the light is in the centre to give optimum lighting and the plug is placed in the left corner to keep the desk space quite clear. The lights hanging from the ceiling also have good form – this again helps to give lots of light to the area.

Personal Brand

Here’s a few of my initial ideas and sketches:

Here’s my favourite idea for my personal brand which I have made by editing my original sketch using photoshop. I decided to use my handwriting instead of using a font because I felt that this would give it a more of a personal look.

I chose to incorporate two circles on the first and last letters of my name, I felt this gave my personal brand more of a quirky and creative look and made it stand out more. I also like how the letters are all joined up and it is one continuous pen movement.