Design For Print | Lecture one | Carbon Printing

28 Jan

Our introduction lecture for design for print involved understanding the requirements of the module, as well as doing some basic printing using cut out typography from old maagazines and pressing these onto an A3 piece of paper using Carbon copy paper, commonly used in typewriters.


I used the blue carbon copy paper and various typography from magazines to make the poster read

“I Heart Negative Space”


I made the ‘simple’ trace purposely difficult to read and duplicated the type and overlayed them to emphasise the idea that within design it is extremely difficult to make something look simple, and instead it is commonly thought about too much and ends up being more complicated as a design piece than it needed to be.

the ‘I heart negative space’ reflect on this and defines how, especially in print-making and poster design, using white (or negative) space can really influence how effective the final design is, by spreading out layers so that they complement each other. Web Design can also be a suitable example of how to use white space effectively (or in some cases not to effectively.


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