Wednesday, October 20, 2010
In this version of Alice in Wonderland I had fun making it is entertaining and exciting for kids, and for adults both. Overlayed on top of each image are multiple illustrations from the original book. Each image focuses on contrasting colors and making you feel slightly peculiar yet intriguing just like the content of the book does.
I want to really focus on the outdoors side of the outdoor wonderland because I hope to be designing for companies that deal with the outdoors. I have images of different possible locations to take pictures at.
I want to also construct some of the type out of the sand from different locations. I want to use textures to create a real physicality to the area. Make readers think about the textures and how they would feel and make them want to go there and touch it.
Budget: ~$40 for gas
The 1865 novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. With this nonsensical theme, it is a great story to look at in a different light. Considering this book with different ideas, the illustrations and designs have given a deeper and more serious adult feel to Alice's situation.
Ok so for my catalog I didn’t want to have like a specific or I guess I should say like an extremely unique theme so to make it interesting I just wanted to showcase a lot of photography of the nature and a lot of the books. To make all these pictures really interesting I really just wanted to create photos with tons of high contrasting light like the photos in my mood board. The rest of the explanations of my ideas for the catalog are written on my mood board so read them there if you want.
I was looking at a bunch of catalogs and it seems that the pretty standard shape is 8” x 10.5 or 10.75” I think I will have to work out with my photos how this will look but I may if I need a little more creativity go with a square format like 6” x 6” or something like that.
Spending budget will not be a ton on this project but I think that I will spend about $30 max on gas and ten about $30 max on printing. This will make the total $60 but that is also estimating a little bit high so I could be as low as $30 in total depending on where I travel and what kind of paper I get to print on.
I am thinking hardcore hunter theme...I have grown up with basically only hunting magazines around the house and I thought it would be cool to make one that I think is actually designed sweet. I want to tie in the hunters, models of my brothers and dad, into the southern utah wilderness, hunting for their wonderland. They have every kind of camo imaginable so for each picture they will be hunting the book or reading it in the camo. Each image would be something like my hunting dog retrieving the book, or the book is the target. I want epic imagery and a sportsman hardcore layout.
The scanner in the ELC is cropping out my images though so some of these are not complete, sorry:)
Mood Board: Still playing with the magazine feel. Clean lines, mixed with natural textures and scenery. Vibrant colors but with varying tones and opacities. Polaroids set on top of these images. Polaroids will be made digitally so that the images of each book are still high quality.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
My scanner is having some difficulties... so i am going to keep trying to upload my sketches tonight. I am going to be constantly updating my personal blog with this project so if you are interested in it you can go to it. click here