Saturday, 14 January 2012

Image/Existing Editorial Images from The Guardian.

A selection of secondary editorial images searched from online source links to 'The Guardian' newspaper, as a reference point for my own design development for the week-long editorial image week (images which will be placed in context alongside articles from 'The Guardian Weekened' newspaper).

A really great variety of design styles and outcomes, and a really inspiring range of methods of delivery, which will ensure that I push myself to be more experimental with my own designs. More information and a short review of each of the designs are written below.

Great eye-catching, bright vector style- very fitting for the "pop culture" context it sits next to (within the article) due to the repeat print/varying colour application style. Crisp, unique and very well formatted alongside the text and griding structure of the newspaper spread.

Difficult to interpret this out of context (not alongside it's original article), though, according to the image source, it's origins in context are alongside a piece of text discussing parent/teenager relationships. I like the sketchy, hand-rendered style, which is quite uncommon in editorial print- gives a great sense of originality and character.

A beautifully intricate monochrome design from "The Papa of Papercraft", Rob Ryan- where, in context of editorial design, prints, and surface pattern design, his original papercraft creations are cut and then scanned (and photoshopped for lighting purposes, if necessary)- a really unique and creative design which blends hand-rendered illustrative, typographic, and cutting techniques effortlessly.

A unique style of illustrative rendering- looks almost more like a painting with it's texture daubs and strokes- an interesting application for a more tactile appearance, which adds interest without "cluttering" the overall design.

Again, more great use of texture within an illustrative outcome- love the way the sea has been styled in this image with the two-tones colour strips, which ensure that the colour palette is kept minimal, yet far from a flat image, and full of interest.

I really like this zine-like style of illustration, bold, sketchy and a minimal colour palette- works well to distinguish seperate features within the newspaper, as well as keeping the page eye-catching without risk of being a little too overwhelming for the reader, and consequently, keeping them away from reading the entirety of the article.

The image above is one that I would regard as quite typical illustration within an editorial context/newspaper publishing- solid block colour (digitally finished) with a hand-rendered aesthetic- crisp and clean, but still with plenty of character which ensures it stands out from images of advertising, and draws the reader into the article.

Quite an abstract image for editorial imagery- very expressive and full of detail- a great reminder that I don't have to- and shouldn't- stick to my "style", but embrace experimentation in methods of delivery and outcomes- this module demands it, and is a great opportunity to embrace it.

A great selection of DPS spreads from various pages of an edition of 'The Guardian Weekend'- the specific newspaper which I will be generating my editorial images in proposition to be printed alongside- really interesting to see so much more photography in '...Weekend' as opposed to 'The Guardian'... might be worth checking that this isn't a standard format, otherwise it might be worth considering applying a little more B&W photography to my designs to make it fit more comfortably within the newspaper's existing designs.

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