Monday: So OF COURSE I’m having issues with colour. To be honest, this one felt like it was coming since I changed my colours to be neon, as I knew they were going to be a pain to print and expensive if even possible at all.
But turns out, it’s not going to be possible. I called four printers and enquired about the size of my work and about printing neon and all of them said the size of my document was fine to print, but the neon colours would not be possible. My work is almost 3m long and 28cm wide and so it is an odd size but I am glad I will be able to print it. I changed my colours to the closest pantone and while I am disappointed about not being able to use neons, I still think my colours will be vibrant and bright.
My new colours are below:
I am now just working to get my project ready to send to print. I always like to send to print early because the closer it gets to the deadline, the more stressed I become. I know that when I have got projects printed in the past they have only taken a few days but obviously things can always go wrong and I would much rather be prepared for the worst to happen to avoid a Complete And Utter Meltdown!! I am aiming to have sent my banners to print by Wednesday so that they can be done before the bank holiday weekend.
Tuesday: Today I printed out and mocked up my show area for the tutors to see and give me the okay to send to print, or make any changes. I am SO glad I did this because it made it so easy to spot mistakes. An essential element of my project is my use of space and the legibility of the type. Because of the size of the document, I have been designing it on smaller spreads and then pasting them together onto the whole 3m document. This means I can work on how the type on the same page interacts with one another, but limits me in designing the whole piece. Because of it’s size, I can’t look at the whole thing in detail at the same time on screen.
Ian and David were busy in tutorials with first and second year all day, but David managed to have a look in between seeing people. He suggested I make it bigger, adding almost a metre to spread out the type more, which would aid the readability. I also had to consider the words that I made larger than the rest and how they would read together. As can be seen in the image, the large words “hole” and “raped” being next to each other wasn’t really going to work…
At this point I feel so nearly there and I am getting really excited about the show. There is always nervous anticipation when waiting to collect prints and I will feel much more relaxed when I have them and all that is left to do is to prepare my space!