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Reflective Journal (GRA1+2 NOROFF)


April 2017

Product Photography: Preparations and implementation

Here are a few important things when doing product photography: Lighting. This is the most important aspect. ISO. Sharp quality photos are best done with low ISO of 100 or less. Shooting with the RAW quality for later editing and... Continue Reading →


Typography: DPS

Part 03 b: Double page spread The content of this article is based on the review of my work at Kosa Press: It's rewritten slightly to make it fit this particular DPS assignment. Typography for heading is Futura PT and body... Continue Reading →

Typography: Newspaper Frontpage

Part 03 a: Newspaper front page Fonts are Chaparral Pro from TypeKit. Lots of nitpicking here, but I think I managed to mix new and old style together OK. I like the printed versions of newspapers. Tabloid format. All content... Continue Reading →

Typography: Definitions

Part 01: Short on definition of typography Typography is the arrangements of letters, glyphs, and words in relations to each other and the design surface. It is about selecting a proper font, font sizes, tracking, kerning, line height, legibility, and readability. What... Continue Reading →

Motion Design: Animation Principles

Create a character with 5 exaggerated expressions. Keeping animation principles in mind. Here's the result: Not sure if I should try to name these emotions just in case I missed the mark. But I'll give it a try. Snobbish In love... Continue Reading →

Motion Design: Visualise Your Ideas

Create a mood board and a storyboard using one word as the concept and let it play itself. The word I chose is TAPE (as in that sticky stuff).   -------------------- Disclaimer: This article is written before I read it.

Motion Design: Introduction

Playing with ideas: creating a storyboard for a new title sequence for my favorite movie Alien. Not much beats this classic title sequence: But the task encouraged me to try. Below is the result. A 30 frame redesign thumbnails. Explanation... Continue Reading →

Design History and Styles: The Fall of Imagination (Book Cover)

Design a book cover for a thriller book called “The Fall of Imagination” by Sam Wan. Here's the PDF Result in pictures: The style is based on Swiss Style and New York School. White tape, or chalk outline, and evidence... Continue Reading →

Design History and Styles: Analysing the Use of Design Fundamentals

Image to analyze: What fundamentals? Shapes are the most prominent fundamental used. Shapes are distorted in an unnatural perspective and create a bizarre world. One could discuss whether lines and colors are the most prominent fundamentals, but I think they play... Continue Reading →

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