My 1st poster for the overheard conversations project. My plan was to Photoshop the image onto Benteke’s shirt, however I can’t find a big enough picture for it to work. I’ll keep looking
Theres a rapidly approaching deadline and I have far too much to do. Just finished my mock up of my YouTube feed. I’m not over the moon with the banner but I stupidly merged the layers so I’ll have to do it again from scratch if I’ve got time. Next step, I’m working on a promotional YouTube video for the magazine.
An overheard bus conversation in comic form. Spoken by a cotton bud and a syringe in a medicine cabinet
Nice work from Mike, I laughed quite a lot at this!
Dare I call it ‘finished’ this time? Well there were minor issues with it last time that I just couldn’t let go, and couldn’t rest til I fixed them. These ‘minor issues’ Have translated into a 3 hour complete re-edit, but I definitely feel it was worth the effort. The header bar has been raised to stop the page having a ‘bottom heavy’ feel, the line spacing has been closed up slightly as the wide spacing set the lines too far apart, and also gave it a crammed in feeling, and I have edited the text to eliminate orphans and widows. Tiny things that make a big difference. There are still small things that I’d like to fix (The logo on the contents page, the bottom few lines of text on the ArcelorMittal orbit spread) but I’m reaching a point of editing things for the sake of it, and my eyes aren’t working right any more!
Edit: Spoke too soon. Forgot to add a barcode to the cover. Thats a job for tomorrow now though.
I’m extremely happy to say FINISHED! Enjoyed the project, but managed to put myself under a lot of pressure with it with creeping deadlines. I’m actually really pleased with the outcome. Perhaps not as polished as a professional publication but as they say you can’t learn experience. I would have to say the most successful of these pages to me is the Console Creativity page. I like the imagery and I feel the text sits really well.
I’ve been reading up on simple things people can do to help the environment. This list has been compiled based on things that require little to no effort, and may save money too making it more likely people would be willing to follow.
• Refill plastic water bottles, or use reusable drinks bottles
• Turn off appliances/lights when not in use
• Recycle cans/bottles/paper
• Recycle dead batteries or use rechargeable batteries
• Where possible, use public transport or walk or cycle
• Shower instead of bath, take shorter showers and don’t leave tap running while brushing teeth
• Recycle or sell old mobile phones
• Use hand driers instead of paper towels
• Download or stream music/books/films/software
More of the same, with 1 or 2 extra ideas to consider. The challenge is filtering out things that are irrelevant to the average college student, or things that would take more than minimal effort
I’m starting to consider what issues should be included on the cards. I’ve decided that they need to be things that are simple, and can be done almost without even thinking about it, and also to appeal to peoples ‘better’ nature with things that they can directly benefit from (saving money with refilling bottled water, recycling mobile phones, rechargeable batteries etc.) This list here is a good starting point.
This is a VERY quick mock up done in about 5 minutes of how my cards may appear. I intend that every tier of the house would have a fact box next to it describing an environmental issue that is easily rectified by simple measures, in this case refilling plastic water bottles would be cheaper for the consumer, as well as saving on landfill and production cost/materials. I think, rather than a photo I might use a very simple illustration instead
“House of cards is also an expression that dates back to 1645 meaning a structure or argument built on a shaky foundation or one that will collapse if a necessary (but possibly overlooked or unappreciated) element is removed.”
I think this is the perfect quote for my poster, if reworded into a more relevant and succinct way.