CIP – Paper To Paddle Zine Work

Creative Industry Practice

 

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For the exhibition that took place on Friday, me and James set out designing the inside poster for the zine Thursday evening. It’s a section of various paddles that were up for auction. I admit James did most of the work, whilst I sat with him giving my expert opinion. I have never really worked collaboratively like this before, what I found useful was sharing each others knowledge with short hand keys and tips for using InDesign and Photoshop etc. 

The zine had been designed by Maria, but I had the job of putting the final touches on the front cover.

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I had to write and add the text and position the content. The text that was previously being use was a bit long and contained unneeded information. So I cut it down to

“A collaborative project by Visual Communication students from the Cass

November 13th 2015

6pm – 9pm”

However I did have the info above the line of bats and the dates under the bats, but it still didn’t feel right, I left the room for 5 minutes and it was over ruled, all the info had been dropped down under the line of bats. I’m happy it happened it gave it much more balance.

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When the designs were printed and ready we had to cut and fold them into zines. I learnt a useful little technique to create a quick perfectly little zine. On a whole, I really benefited from this side of the planning by working closely with others, swapping techniques from simple things like cutting a zine to more complex things like using Photoshop to design a poster.

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