10 March 2010

DP: Mid-Semester Degree Project Summation

Thinking about my degree project so far, and looking at the timeline I've started with, I feel like I've gotten nothing done. I'm so far behind according to my timeline, and I have so far to go in order to get to where I want to be. The one thing that I've really taken away from this project so far is realizing that I always assign myself waaaay too much to handle. For some reason, I always tell myself to do incredible amounts of work, amounts that in reality, I know I couldn't possibly do, but I tell myself that I should try anyway. I've done this my whole life, and I'm not sure why.

But then, looking at my process book, I've already filled over 50 pages, so it's not like I'm not trying. I'm in the process of writing, developing a logo mark, color palette, and aesthetic for my project, and I can see the final result in my head. I really have come a ways.

Although, I still need to update my timeline to put it into a much more manageable scope than what it was before. Instead of writing, designing, and producing an entire book in a single semester, I'm instead planning on doing two or three little booklets (what would have been the sections or chapters to my book) and having blank mock-ups for the others in the set (for photography purposes). That way, I can make the few that I do awesome, and not spread myself thin over a whole book.

As far as I'm concerned, I'll be making two booklets, based in different eras in time that will be juxtaposed with modern day issues / marriages / human relationships, to see why they compare / contrast. Looking at and understanding our past helps to inform our lives in the present.

that is some beautiful knotted typography! I'm inspired!

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