I’ve been engrossed with the large and intimidating task to design the feature for the February 5 issue of Vox. It’s essentially a 9-page, glorified calendar of events for the next four months. I’ve been working on the spread with another designer, Philip. Originally we thought we had a good idea, but after critiques last Thursday, we were sent back to the drawing board. We spent nearly 24 hours in the Vox office this weekend designing. We’re pooped. I think my eyes might fall out of my head if I look at a computer screen much longer tonight, but at least we have a smart, snarky (dare we say Voxy?) concept and design. Here is a before and after of the splash page:
Here is the first opening spread of Spring Reminders:
Also, I thought I’d show you my cover concept for Spring Preview. While I would have liked to work on it more, the feature is the big priority right now.
And in other cover news, here is a different version of last week's Indie Bands cover for the competition. I'm feel okay about. I think I need some more time to hash out exactly how I want it to look:
Finally, I hope you’ve had a look at a few of the photos I’ve taken this week. I spent a lot of time wandering my apartment, looking for things I might have passed by on any ordinary day.
This next week will be intense. I didn’t get into the Design Center nearly enough last week, so I’ll be making up hours now. Additionally, it’s time to start shooting more pieces for my portfolio, so I’ll be busting out the SLR and the lightbox. I’ve been thinking a lot about how to present my mini portfolio, and have been using Fully Booked as a reference guide. I think I’ll start researching papers and materials to figure out how to present my original work in an even more creative and bespoke way.