1. Watch this short video on Zines. 
  2. Watch this optional vid- she does such a great job with her zine! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP_ZCbLj0fA
  3. Read Chapter 7 of your Textbook- on Layout- in the comments below, tell me why you think using the Grid System, and one other suggestion from the textbook, might be useful when designing your Zine? Also- what do you think your call to action will be? 5 points
  4. Complete this easy 5 min InDesign text tutorial and notice how many more good ones there are here at Adobe for all their software!  Have some fun with this, then upload to Onedrive for 10 points 

 

Homework #17 Zines Layout due Oct 17th

20 thoughts on “Homework #17 Zines Layout due Oct 17th

  • October 16, 2018 at 6:52 pm
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    I think the grid system will be useful in helping me organize a simple and functional layout. I’ll be able to display a clear statement throughout my pages by organizing ahead of time how they should look. I also plan to use the information on size and proportion to exaggerate some of the type and images in my zine. I believe this will help me achieve a greater sense of contrast and visual appeal throughout my pages.

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  • October 20, 2018 at 11:45 pm
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    The grid system is used mainly for organization. However, you can play with ratios and proportions (e.g. using the Golden Ratio to your advantage) to get your zine to follow a certain rhythm. Rhythm is a concept that I never defined for myself. I think it’s the type of thing that someone does naturally. With the knowledge of pacing and rhythm, I’ll try to make my zine as fluid-like as possible. I want the reader to turn each page to find out what’s going to be next, having a good focal point on each page. I want my zine to tell a story.

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  • October 22, 2018 at 5:46 pm
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    The grid system will be useful in helping me craft and organize the layout of my design. The placement of my deigns throughout the Zine will be uniform due to the grid layout. I also plan on heavily considering the visual rhythm of my design to make a balanced design.

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  • October 22, 2018 at 5:48 pm
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  • October 22, 2018 at 7:08 pm
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    The Grid System will definitely help me to maintain unity and cohesiveness throughout my Zine. By using the Grid System, I will be able to accomplish a continuity and an easy to follow layout so that the content can be best communicated. I will also use visual rhythm to further the organization and seamlessness of the Grid System. With this, I will use the repetition of shapes, colors, and textures to ensure my Zine has a natural flow and rhythm and so the main ideas don’t get lost in the artwork.

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  • October 22, 2018 at 9:40 pm
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    The Grid System will most certainly help me in creating a unified and solid zine that will leave the viewer with fewer questions or confusion. However, in my pieces, I have noticed, perhaps, a little too much organization to my pieces, which makes them clear and concise, but it can lead me down the path of convention and normalcy. My pieces can often become cold and uninteresting. So I believe that the inclusion of visual rhythm will help me keep my ideas fresh and intriguing to the viewer.

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  • October 22, 2018 at 10:57 pm
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    I believe that the grid system in ESSENTIAL when it comes to completing a project that has to have unity and balance. It is also very important when creating a design in InDesing because you want your spreads to follow a pattern. I remember when I was in yearbook back in high school, our spreads always had a grid so we can easily follow a dynamic pattern. This just creates consistency and a certain type of tone when the reader is viewing the design.

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  • October 23, 2018 at 11:35 am
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    When designing a project like this, it is important for the artist to stay organized, for which the Grid system is extremely useful. For me personally, I believe that using the grid will help me model and visualize how I will lay out my zine, and assist with issues such as alignment and size.

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  • October 23, 2018 at 11:37 am
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    The grid system unifies the work and allows for it to coincide with itself and be represented as a single artwork. It allows for all the pages to follow the same shape and spacing. Another useful tactic is the use of size and proportion. Using these I can allow certain focal points to be very evident and allow for the most important specs to stand out.

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  • October 23, 2018 at 12:57 pm
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    Figure 7-5 could be helpful to look at when trying to decide the layout for each page of my Zine. Size contrast could be useful, for example, using a very large element to make a bold graphical statement. Using a grid layout will be useful in keeping order in my Zine, and making sure I maintain good pacing, rhythm, and a unified composition, and not making everything seem randomly placed. I also need to keep in mind what my focal point is on each page.

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  • October 23, 2018 at 5:36 pm
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    The grid system will definitely be beneficial when considering the layout of the pages for my personal zine. It will be useful to maintain continuity as well as order within my zine while also being aware that there is a strong layout form. Another suggestion I enjoyed was the idea of rhythm. The cadence of maintaining the same variance of design and sizes throughout a zine is definitely helpful to complete an aspired aesthetic as well as once again maintaining continuity.

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  • October 23, 2018 at 10:54 pm
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    The grid system allows a page to look clean and organized. making it easy on the eyes and creating a flow to the page. Visual rhythm stood out to me the most in chapter 7 of the text book. its important especially for our zine prodject because you want the rythem of your peice to match the tone of your story.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 2:33 pm
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    Using the grid system allows the designer to have an understanding of how/where objects and text should fall on the page. Utilizing the grid produces a clean and sleek design that is easy for the viewer to follow. The grid breaks up the page and provides a base for how to best utilize space. I will be using the grid system in my zine to help best organize the layout of my pages.

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    • October 7, 2019 at 4:09 pm
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      What about your call to action Kailee- what do you think it will be?

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  • October 10, 2019 at 5:19 pm
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    The grid system helps you create a sense of balance and unity across not only a single page but across facing pages. The textbook emphasizes cropping as another tip for designing in regard to using photography; I think this is helpful too for creating balance since cropping can help you reframe the photograph’s subject matter. For my zine, I think my call to action will be something regarding animal rights and veganism.

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  • October 16, 2019 at 6:37 am
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    The grid systems help you to create a balanced image. It also shows unity from the layout of the page. I think this helps the viewers to look at the image with less confusion. Also, I think visual rhythm can be helpful in the image because of repetitive shapes, colors, and texture. It will grab the viewer’s attention and make it more fun to look at. I think my call to action might be about children and their education.

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  • October 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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    It would be useful to use the Grid system to make sure all of your page layouts for the zine have some form to them. But it will not hold you back from having creative freedom, it will keep your designs balanced. Another suggestion from the textbook that can be helpful with our zines is the visual rhythm. Our zines will be viewed like a booklet so it will be important to have a visual rhythm to the way our zines are viewed. This rhythm can be made with repetition or with the rhythm of typography.
    My call to action will be around mental health issues, more specifically how to handle anxiety attacks, and how to break the stigma of handling mental breakdowns all on your own.

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  • October 16, 2019 at 12:42 pm
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    The grid system provides the designer with a basis for understanding the layout and organization of their work. Just as the overall organization is useful for the designer it becomes important to the viewer, helping to guide them through the visual aspects of the page. It is also important for the designer to be mindful of multi-panel designs. This is partially due to the folding aspects of a print media and the fact that a zine is both multi-paneled and has multiple pages. So it is important to keep in mid how all of these elements come together. I think my zine will discuss Latino and Latin American representation in musuem/art history education.

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  • October 17, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    I think the grid system will be helpful in order to create a more organized and complete composition for each page. With the grid lines, I can have my basic composition in mind and set up the grid and see how the composition looks when simplified down to lines and these lines will of course help me to place all the elements of the design in the correct area in order to most accurately represent the composition I want as opposed to using trial and error to move around the element and just hoping that I accomplish the right composition that I have in my head. Another important suggestion from the book will be the idea of a visual theme and how that will connect all the pages together to form a cohesive zine. Of course each page will be different and tell its own story however the idea of a visual theme, whether it be a basic rhythm of the lines or a similarity in the style, color or composition will extremely important to create pages that work together to create a zine rather that work against each and fight for attention. As far as my call to action, I’m very interested to discuss animal rights and the impact that the dairy industry has on the well being of animals as well as what an everyday person can do to help, hopefully I can accomplish this without being too preachy haha.

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  • October 19, 2019 at 11:56 am
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    A grid system is an incredibly valuable component of a structured page layout. Grids help establish a sense of pacing and rhythm, which can allow the designer to establish uniformity and cohesiveness within the design. Integrating a grid system will also be helpful when I am designing my zine because it will give my document an invisible structure that underlies the page and functions as a guide for the placement of layout elements. Finally, the textbook recommends using a grid system for publications because they allow the designer to skillfully balance diverse visual elements throughout the design, thus incorporating the design concepts throughout multiple pages of the project. My call to action is climate change – specifically, rising ocean temperatures, algae blooms off the coast of Florida, and pollution in our freshwater ecosystems that is caused by fertilizer runoff.

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