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🖼  '2020 Ringwood Cultural Precinct' 

Overview

During my exchange at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, I took a publication course where we were to create layouts for an art catalogue. The booklet would represent information about events held in 2020 at the Ringwood Cultural Precinct in rural Melbourne.

The pages being designed are part of a 32 page, A5 catalogue.

Course & Duration

Deliverables

GRAP 2278: Introduction to Publication

Jul - Dec 2019

8, A5 portrait pages using grids

Use images and text provided

Programs

Skills

Adobe InDesign

Editorial design, typography, graphic design

BACKGROUND

Something to keep in mind..

The booklet is to be read by members of the local community, specifically those interested in artistic events, workshops, and activities. While designing for this audience, I looked at other printed and online catalogues by similar cultural institutions for inspiration. I wanted to keep my pages minimal, but also pleasing to the eye.

DESIGN PROCESS

Identifying Grids

During my course, many lectures were revolved around grids and using them to create effective layouts for each page. I decided to use multiple columns due to personal preference as I believe it helps me with many options for photo and text alignment.

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Chosen Specifications

Booklet Size: A5

Margins: 15mm

Bleeds: 1mm

Columns: 6

Gutter: 5mm

Rough Iterations

Every week, we were required to print our current stages in real-life size and display them around the studio where our peers and professors would go around critiquing the layouts the improvement. My designs went through multiple iterations playing with text placement and alignment.

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Tip #1: Prioritize the title 'Ringwood Cultural Precinct' instead of the events

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Tip #2: Move the photographer names underneath the artwork & fix indents

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Possible cover idea #1

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Possible cover idea #2

 
CONCLUSION

Final Project

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Key Takeaways

Overall, I really enjoyed this course and doing this project. I have always had an interest in publication design and made layouts and designs throughout high school but without any proper knowledge of grids and how they worked. This was my first course fully about publication design and was the main reason why I decided to go to RMIT for my exchange program.

I am really proud of the final product that I created. However, if there was one thing that I would change, it would be my creative process of the cover. I wish I had spent more time working with different versions because I feel like I picked one idea and stuck with it to make the design work. If I had multiple designs, I might have had a better cover that resonated with the theme of the art gallery and perhaps more.. professional for the project.

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