Type & Grids Project Preparation

A new year and a new start. Today we sorted and sifted through our extensive printed ephemera archive in search of inspirational layout examples. Five hours later we had a wall of interesting compositions that was a composition in itself.

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Staff chose a variety of layouts that demonstrated some of the basic rules of page layout and composition. 

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The wall of visual inspiration will remain up for the first week of the project for all our Year 1 students to study closely and use as a 'touchstone' for their page layouts.

This project is the Year 1 students first chance to really get to grips with the basics of typography and also InDesign (not Photoshop). Each student has been given a well known designer or typographer to research over the Christmas break and on their return they will be producing a series of DPS's, a front cover design and a contents page, as well as an actual physical mockup.

 Here are a few shots of last years final critique session

Here are a few shots of last years final critique session

Here are a few examples of their designs:

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