My final outcome: three A5 24 page zines inspired by three different modern classics.
Zine based on ‘A Clockwork Orange’ by Anthony Burgess
Zine based on ‘To The Lighthouse’ by Virginia Woolf
Zine based on ‘The Virgin Suicides’ by Jeffrey Eugenides
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.
Here is the final alphabet I made out of these type 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:
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.
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)