L A – Delving Deeper Into the History of Photography Q1

TASK Pick three events in the timeline from this weeks lesson “History of photography; An Introduction” and find photographs of the event on the internet or in the library and write a paragraph explaining the event in more detail. Include your photographs in the description. The Pinhole camera: Pinhole photography is lensless photography. It is a simple camera. A box with a tiny round shaped hole (pinhole) on one side and a film or photographic paper on the opposite side. When light passes through the hole an image is formed in the camera. The first photograph The First Photograph, or … Continue reading L A – Delving Deeper Into the History of Photography Q1

LA – Colour theory Q3

TASK Design a book cover for one of the following: a.) “To the Lighthouse” by Virginia Wolf: use complementary colours to express anguish and uncertainty.b.) “The Maiden’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood: use analogous colours with a contrasting accent to express disagreement and discontent.c.) “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery: use secondary colours to express naivety, honesty and harmony. The book cover must contain the title and the author’s name.  You must clearly make use of colour to express the desired effects. THE LITTLE PRINCE Here are the sketches. I chose to design the book cover “the little prince.” It is about a … Continue reading LA – Colour theory Q3

LA – Colour Theory Q1

Task: Having watched the video with Nigel French – describe, in your own words, what each of these colour systems means: RGB and CMYK. Make use of Kuler and develop four different colour schemes. You must hand in screen shots of your schemes as done with Kuler: Monochromatic Complementary Triadic Analogous RGB RGB stands for red, green and blue. The RGB color model is an additive color model in which red, green and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors. RGB is a colour space used for digital screens. CMYK CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, … Continue reading LA – Colour Theory Q1

L A – The Anatomy of Type

TASK: For this assignment, you need to explain the anatomy of type in a visual way. Use a single typeface or compare up to three different typefaces – enlarge or reduce, cut out sections or overlap parts – anything that helps explain the terms to the viewer. Use a maximum of three colours to full effect by using the second and third colours sparingly, and only to add emphasis. For instance, explanatory text could be in one colour, and the parts of the letterforms in the others. Show at least three terms on each of the sheets, for example x-height, … Continue reading L A – The Anatomy of Type

L A – Creating a CD cover

TASK: 1.Design a CD cover for a fictitious band called “The Typos”. You may determine the title of the CD as well as any one of the following genres for the band:  Indie Rock, Electronic or Hip-Hop. 2.Use a visual and typography to design the CD Cover and remember to make the type work with the rest of the design. The cover should have a front and back and be 120 mm x 120 mm in size. 3.Expand your design onto a booklet of 8 pages – where the song lyrics are laid out. You may use fictitious type for … Continue reading L A – Creating a CD cover