The first workshop is about edit Image, telling story through the image. Our article is about six things we know about the plastic bag charge in England, and we have to choose one of them and create an image to represent the text. And that six things are:
- Bag usage has plummeted
- Charities are benefiting
- Shoplifting ha gone up-or not?
- Consumers behaving badly
- Retailers found loopholes
- Chaos, what chaos
Finally, we chose number four because it is the most easiest to demonstrate also everyone in our group seem have a lot of ideas about the imagery so we chose this topic. We mark down some point for create the image, for example:dodge the charge, trolley and shopping basket, security and stealing the bags. Our main ideas is to tell people how people act really bad, first they don’t want to pay the 5p plastic bag, secondly stealing trolley and shopping basket. A silly behaviour, in order to avoid that small amount of charge and to steal thing which is criminal offense.
At the bottom is our imagery, and we chose to illustrate it because we want to show it in a funny way. So we do some a lot of research about the images and collage them and create them to be our work. In my opinion, the whole image is quite clear except the trolley inside the car which is too small and is not in the right angle so it is hard to see. If people can see that trolley, I think the meaning will be shown more obvious. And our feedback is we put too much information in one image, we should cut down some of the detail also the trolley is not clear enough.
There are the images we got from the internet, and the way we did this work is first we found all the elements we need then trace them into illustrator then edit them on photoshop. After all done, we thought we should add a bit effect so we drew some lines and made the car looks like being rush and escaping.
And in the afternoon we got another work is about typographic detail, every group got the same text and edit it into one page, and we have to find the heading, sub-heading and the content by ourselves.
And we decided Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 1812-1870 to be the title. We chose two quotes and we though the quotes should be align center so we justify it. All the text included the heading are the same typeface, and we used different colour and font size to show different part. And bout the colour we chose blue, it didn’t have any specific reason but just when I though about which colour is the best to represent Great Expectations, blue came up to my mind that’s it. We struggled quite a long time in the text, like the typeface, size and position of the text. When we done, we know there still a lot of things we have to change but because of the limited of time, we didn’t changed a lot.
After the presentation we got our feedback and some of the suggestions are similar to what we think. For example: The author and the year shouldn’t be the same size as the title, and the text include the quotes shouldn’t be justified because it will have some weird space or even we don’t justify it we still have to the space and the space and made it look good, due to some time it will show some funny shape on the other side of the text which didn’t align. Those lines of the quotes are not very necessary, so we can actually remove it. That’s all the feedback we got, and this workshop is a very useful similar to the zine workshop which are very useful for out final project.