For the last time, hey y'all!
The course has come to its end. For the last post I decided write about a planner. My planner. Or well planners. Been a planner addict for about a year now - always used and been into calendars though, can't live without one. I'm a one-planner kind of a girl. Or I was. And then my backpack just got so heavy. That's when I decided to start doing memory planning in the big Recollections planner, kinda like a diary. I bought a traveller's notebook to carry around and have all my important lists in it, too. And now this works, however as I needed the calendar for homework and such, I decided to try a horizontal one from Michael's. I haven't used a horizontal layout since the ninth grade, vertical is my thing. But it was cheap and easliy available.
Now here's the point. It doesn't work for me very well. The combination of not really finding the right thing for me, and having studied InDesign for the past three months, led me to just create my own. I might have to tweak it in the future, but for the new few months, I think this will work. And I'm so happy I got it done. Me. With InDesign. By myself. And of course I added a glitter cover. Because one thing I've learned here, is that glitter is ALWAYS an option, a good thing, and makes me and people around me happy.
Here you have my traveller's notebook and the new calendar and some weeks from my big planner. Rainbow spreads spread onto two weekly spreads (yes, I wanted to write that sentence - try saying it five times in a row fast). The last spread is my birthday week.
Bye now, I'll miss you Canada! <3
KURIOS! Go and see it!
I went yesterday to see Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS, that's running in Vancouver. LOVED IT! The show, tricks, music, set design, story, everything! <3 Anytime I go see these kinds of shows, I get the urge to become a set designer (and a musician and a performer and what not...) The set was absolutely beautiful. It was moving, the show was full of interactive stuff with the set (and the technicians - a shout out to you people!) The importance of a set in any performance is huge. It sets the feeling. And it doesn't have to be big or elaborate, you can do so much with lights too. And yes, even though designing lights around shows is its own thing, I still count it as part of the set design. They have to work together. And boy, did they. I'm speachless - which is kinda bad, when writing a blog. :D
Seriously, if you ever get the chance to go see Cirque du Soleil, GO! Here are some pictures of the set. Not during the show, though, 'cause that's not allowed, which, in my opinion, is a good thing. You really can focus on and enjoy the show.
The last project at school was to create our own designs for a book. We had a list of a few books to choose from. I chose The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. The cover has already been designed many times. Here you can see an overall look and feel to them.
I decided to take the comic feel route. Adding a golden lock on the cover and laser cutting through the keyhole added more work, 'cause I then had to design the actual cover under the jacket, too. To be honest, the jacket got more attention. But I kinda like it. And I'm glad it's actually over, and I got something desent done. Here you have my design. Enjoy!