Project 1 – Finale!

Finally I’ve finished with my first proper project! I’ve really enjoyed doing it! I’ve chosen to make a memorial book for these beautiful women, that have been tragically killed by Jack the Ripper. I’ve focused on women, that’s why I’ve represented them as lilies, because most of them had children and had a really hard life. It is disappointing how people see them just as Jacks victims, but these ladies didn’t deserve it.

So this book is binded with a black ribbon, that obviously represents death, respect and sadness. I’ve chosen to make a really simple, black and white coves, only because there are a lot of things that is happening inside of the book. Inside: left hand side pages have a nicknames of ladies, the names how they were known by, framed with four lilies. The right hand side pages has Jack The Ripper letters, that has been sent to the police or Whitechapel hospital. Every letter has a red-blooded” lily on top.

There are few things I’m still not really happy about, but as my first ever book I made, I’m pretty happy with it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Practitioner of the Week: Nous Vous Press

Nous Vous is Jay Cover, William Luz¬†and Nicolas Burrows. It’s a collaboration on a broad range of projects including illustration & graphic design commissions, exhibitions, curatorial work, publishing and teaching. Based in London.

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The stuff they do is really optimistic and playful. I like the thing that they uses lot’s of different colours, and their illustrations are really creative. They have got their own different style also.

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Nous Vous does a lot of children books also.

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Risograph Workshop/ Book Binding Workshop

Today we had a book binding induction. Started with looking at different kind of books, printed with risograph or screen printer. There were many interesting examples, that gave me many ideas for my book for Petticoat Lane project. There’s some examples:

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After this, we’ve started binding our own books using glue. It’s a really simple, but exiting way to do it. I’ve made myself a very first notebook! Also, after this tutor has shown us few more different ways you can bind your books. There was a lot to learn from!

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Other half of the day we’ve spent organising and doing riso printing. It was a bit disappointing to find out about a price for it and the thing that we’re not allowed to use it by ourselves, we have to be with a tutor. There’s what we did today:

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Anatomy of a Magazine Workshop

We had a great opportunity to look deeper into magazines and their anatomy today. Magazines industry is really interesting once you start to understand how it work. There’s so many different and really interesting magazines I found in the journal section in library, but probably the best one I’ve found was “Foam”. I will definitely have to put my fingertips on it again!

In the afternoon we had a grid workshop and we were designing the articles using grid. That’s my experiments:

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