Designboom: Super Seven


The Brief:

Designboom is the web’s first source for the best of architecture, art and design. In a hypothetical, in December, designboom are bringing together seven of the best and most renowned graphic designers in the world to Cardiff, the glistening capital of Wales. The event will take place in CHAPTER Arts Centre in Canton, Cardiff and it’s your job to design the accompanying piece of printed ephemera that will be used to give people an insight in the designer’s practice and personalities.


  • Must be 16 pages.
  • A5 in size.
  • Printed on coloured stock paper – chose only one colour to print on.
  • Select the typeface.
  • You must develop the visual language of the piece.

Key things to consider:

  • Hierarchy
  • Grid Systems
  • Typeface
  • Margins
  • Columns
  • Type Detailing
  • Symmetrical/ Asymmetrical
  • Layout
  • Narrative
  • Experimentation of type
  • Negative space
  • Legibility
  • Audience
  • Client

Going forward… I will go on to complete research about designboom, the designers themselves and examples of printed ephemera. From this I will go on to draw designs and place the given text into an InDesign file to start to visualise it.



Author: marislathamgraphics

I am a student at Cardiff Metropolitan University studying BA Hons Graphic Communication.

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