I was luck enough to be selected as one of the LANDINGS:2018 exhibition designers.
We first met to discuss a course of action and to divide jobs between the three of us.
I offered to create three varying posters for the exhibition. On a practical level I have now learnt the basics of InDesign which is new to me, as well as how to output files in various formats. These skills will help me to design my newspaper later in this module.
We also had the task of designing a webpage for the website. To start with we wanted to come up with a colour palette for the design of the exhibition. Andrew showed us this fantastic video of Wes Anderson colour palettes from his films titled "Wes Andersons Color".
We each watched this a few times and decides on a particular colour palette from one of the scenes. The below was to be the colour theme for LANDINGS:2018.
I have certainly gained valuable experience around the topic of collaboration and working in a design team. From the start of this design/curatorial task we made decisions quickly and efficiently throughout the process.
I have started to understand the positives and negatives of collaborative practise and when certain collaborations should and shouldn't take place. We all as artists have very different methodologies which sometimes work well in unison and sometimes I feel will clash or prevent each other from fulfilling their potential creative output.
The Design element I took on as part of the exhibition team has benefited my own practise far more than I would have expected, and has added a graphic and design element to my own practise looking at ways to incorporate and explore the relationship between text and image.