Self Initiated Brief – final outcome

My final outcome: three A5 24 page zines inspired by three different modern classics.

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Zine based on ‘A Clockwork Orange’ by Anthony Burgess

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Zine based on ‘To The Lighthouse’ by Virginia Woolf

 

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Zine based on ‘The Virgin Suicides’ by Jeffrey Eugenides

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Hand drawn type

I have been practicing hand drawn typography as part of my zine project, mainly using ink and dry brushes. I thought it would go well with ‘A Clockwork Orange’ as it can look quite aggressive and loud.

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Here is the final alphabet I made out of these type experiments:

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Risograph experiments

As part of my current zine project I decided I would experiment with risograph printing, as I think it fits the format of a zine well. ¬†First I used some of the images I created for my ‘A Clockwork Orange’ zine:

Although I liked the prints on their own, I decided not to use this method for my zine as the colour didn’t come out as bright as I wanted it to. I did however like the grainy effect and the slight shift in the layers on certain prints.

I decided to do more experiments with other images I had and played around with colours and overlays:

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I am quite happy with these experiments as I have been wanting to try riso for a long time. It is a fast method of producing work.

Drawing in motion workshop

The walk along Southbank is a good place to practice drawing movement. We had to draw the structures of the buildings in one medium and the movement in another. I think watercolour expresses movement quite well, I chose red and orange tones to show the heat of bodies moving in the city.

I tried several techniques, at first just drawing the bodies and then tracing their movements across the page (inspired by Charlie Ford’s drawings)