Today we have made the first step within starting our APP project which will contribute to the final score alongside my dissertation and the yet to be revealed “Project X”. For the APP we have been give a small list of themes from which we can expand our work from. These themes include:
- A Shrinking World
- Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
For my own APP subject, I orgonally had a bit of a scuffel between choosing a shrinking world and belief. However, after sitting on the idea for a little have decided to take the “Belief” theme as I realised that this theme can be expanded onto far more than most themes, as belief can be directed and inturputed in lot of ways.
We have been told we can strench the ideas of these themes as far as we possibly want as long as we show some sort of link between our ideas and the theme.
To help push myself forward with my idea I have created a rough brief for my own project using a mindmap I will show in a later post.
APP Brief – Picture Book
The aim of this project will be to create a dust jacket for a picture book starring a creature within a mythological/fantasy setting. The design will include a high quality front, spine and back cover for what would be the actual book.
The audience will be mostly aimed towards all ages for anyone who enjoys “reading” a wordless journey with decent/quality artwork, although a rough estimate for the age groups of that type of audience would be 12 years and over, as I feel that at this age the readers would have developed at least some form of appreciation towards books.
In order to achieve the desired results I will conduct my research using both online web sources, my own experiences with books, as well as possibly looking at books about the subject or related topics of interest.
I will likely require the following materials for the final product:
- Paper/card (of fitting size for a picture book)
- Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop
- An old picture book dust jack for both size reference and to stick the design onto.
One of my original ideas for the brief was actually to make a simple, large-scale illustration which could then be turned into some form of poster. After thinking about what I could actually do to expand on that rather dull idea, I have instead decided to create a book cover with some inner pages should I have the time and ability to make them. I have chosen this idea as a book cover can be made in many creative and unique ways as well as use some very inspiring artwork to depict the meaning of the pages inside them. It will also be very helpful to use the topic of book covers as at this time I am basing my dissertation on the topic of printed books, meaning that this will give me an opportunity to share the research I have done between them, saving me time for getting on with my work.