Type Detailing Workshop

We were given a workshop and a lecture on type detailing and the level we are expected to achieve within our editorial projects.

Much of the time was spent looking through magazines and examples of spreads to get a sense of the vast variety of designs that are created. We were then given a lecture on the key aspects of type detailing and and with that new terms that I have not come across before. These are useful to know and understand so that we can push ourselves to aim for the highest quality. It is the standard in which we are expected to reach and achieve within our work.

From the lecture I took that there are a lot of elements to consider when working with large amounts of text and this is something that will require practice and I understand that refinement will come over time.

After this we were given a task to work in pairs to design a page layout for a body of text given to us, this being the first chapter of the book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. We were only given an hour and therefore it was a quick project; I worked with Megan Touhig and together this was our final design…

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The feedback we received was relatively positive, the rag has been well done and the overall style is classic with a modern twist.

On the whole, with the time given , I am very pleased with our outcome, I think that we have tackled a lot of the elements effectively. Through doing this I have started to really understand the importance that each different element has. However, I do think I need to understand how and when they should be used because the context and content can help to direct the design decisions.


Author: marislathamgraphics

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

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