Review

Here is a list of the tasks fulfilled by each individual within the group:

My Contribution:

  • Content
  • Mock ups
  • Layout Design
  • Final Design

Rahul Patel:

  • Floor Plan idea (decided not used in final designs)
  • Printing

Rachel Philogene:

  • Illustrations 

Zoe Todd:

  • Presentation 

Siobhan Whittington:

  • Presentation 

Overall I think that the project went well, we produced something which fulfilled the requirements of the brief, as well as having a clear concept for the brochure. Also the client was enthusiastic about our final design. However there were some issues within the group, particularly in terms of work spread across the different members. We found it difficult to stick to the plan we had made originally, for each individual, due to unforeseen circumstances, as well as not having the means to meet up regularly, to discuss the work and make sure everyone was on task. Personally, I found myself doing a lot of the design work, from producing content (as part of showing our concept) to the final layout designs. It took up a lot of my time, but it has taught me that I need to be more assertive within a group; instead of taking a lot of the work from people, and doing it all myself. I need to push people to do their tasks, or make sure that the work is distributed fairly.

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Content

I produced the content for the brochure; it includes the character descriptions and their relationship with each room, as you move around the museum. For example:

Room: The Parlour 

Character: Betsey Trotwood 

Miss Betsey introduces you to her parlour; the old-fashioned furniture is brightly rubbed and polished and her own inviolable chair and table sit by the round green fan in the bow-window. The cupboard in the corner is where Miss Betsey produces her concoctions to pour down the throat of her young nephew, David.  A formidable personage, Miss Betsey is the great-aunt of David Copperfield and the principal magnate of his family.

“My mother had a sure foreboding at the second glance, that it was Miss Betsey. The setting sun was glowing on the strange lady, over the garden-fence, and she came walking up to the door with a fell rigidity of figure and composure of countenance that could have belonged to nobody else.

When she reached the house, she gave another proof of her identity. My father had often hinted that she seldom conducted herself like any ordinary Christian”

We also decided to use these photos and illustrations for the brochure. We decided to only have one or the other  (character illustration or photo of the room) on each page, as we didn’t want to overcrowd the design. These are the images we’ve decided to use:

The Study (Main Room) – David Copperfield:

David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Parlour – Betsey Trotwood:

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Content Research

I already conducted some research into Gill Sans and Penguin Books, but the next stage is deciding the type of content which I want to incorporate in my book. I need to look at how to use this content to show the typeface. There are some elements which I have to include in my book:

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