Critic about my final Subculture project

From my critic I have been told that the front cover has been used with the right colours as I used black, red and white colours to expand about Punk people.

I did have some error on changing


Evaluation and reflection

Evaluation and Reflection:

1) Visual Communication:

In what ways does the visual communication/message of the piece meet the needs of the brief?
I tried to give the visual communication by showing a right image for the front cover magazine where it does seems to attract to the audience which it’s about Punk with a striking and rough image.

In what ways does the visual communication/message of the piece fail to meet the needs of the brief?
Well not giving the right information and image to the audience to understand what it’s talking about.
What are the strengths of the visual communication? Why?
Using an appropriate image and language to interact with the audience and make it understandable so people won’t get confuse like for example on my front cover design it’s used a drawing “side portrait” with a nohak hair look from punks.

What are the weaknesses of the visual communication? Why?
Not demonstrating a direct communication to the audience and that might fail the image of a visual communication.

In what practical ways could the piece be developed or improved?
Well I did some Internet, magazine and book research and it gave me a lot of information from what I was looking for so then I became to analize and came with the idea of developing ideas to decide which one of them I will choose for my final design.

2) Reflection of own working practices:

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How was my time keeping?
My time was a bit stressful because I found a lot of information and was getting confuse myself in which area to start but I guess I did a good job at the end of the design.

How was my analysis of the brief?
Analysising my research has showed me a variety of ideas and for then I came with the idea of using my own drawing to give a right visual communication.

How did I use research to generate and develop ideas?
Having enough to research to get ideas and influences by other people so I can come up with my own ideas.

How did I use experimentation during the project? How can I make this more effective?
Experimenting the chosen drawing on photoshop and illustrator to come out with new styles and colours.

In what ways did I show that I had achieved the Learning Outcomes? How can I improve this next time?
Maybe If I used a natural pain on top as I used a spray plain on top of portrait side layer and add more material on it.
What parts of the project did I enjoy most? Why was this the case?
To generate ideas and start designing because I like to demonstrate a different experimentation on the program.

What parts of the project did I enjoy least? Why was this the case?

Like I said before research has confused me a bit because apart of having a lot of research has made me view a lot of different ideas and didn’t know how to start.

At what times did I work best? Why might this be the case? How can I ensure that I work well at al times?

Starting to design my final design and to analyze different experiments which I enjoy more doing straight to the point.

What areas inspired me? Why was this the case? How could I follow these up?

Some of the 70s magazine covers and illustrations from punk has inspired me on a way I did on my front cover design because I know it could been difficult back in the days but I tried to use a similiar idea and to produce it as a striking image.

What areas were challenging or difficult?  Why was this the case?

To make sure that the guide lines and columns where right in order to add the body text on the inside cover information.


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For my final design I end up using my side portrait drawing because I wanted to experiment in a way how Punk use to have it as rough.
So my next step was to scan it to Illustrator and crop the sides that it won’t be used.
Then I transferred to Photoshop and gave a white tone colour to the side portrait (face) and made a double layer to have it as black side portrait (face).
Having those two colours I add a small of sprayed on top to make it as art rough punk.
I decided to play around and think about the colours that I will be using for the background so for then I chose pink with the double side face facing to the left side cover.
Then I created a new page in Indesign and I have added to it.
So as you can see I have changed the colour of “Creative Review” in black because I though that it will stand out with the own image on it.
I started to design the layout on the left side page putting down the information while a used a paragraph on the first line where it’s says “Back in the days” you can see that I made the letter “B”  a bold high letter to expand the information.
Using an image in the middle of the body text adding a text wrap where the image can be settle in a space while the body text follows around the image.
So for then I decided to add more images to the right side page to show a bit of information on it using the right layout and space.
Since I been experiment with the image from the front cover I had an advice from my teacher Tim that I should try to use the face the other way around so it’s not facing towards the back o f the mag so I think he was right and i decided to change it and it looks better and obvious because it’s on a right direction to open a page.

Overall I think I did a good design because I have used my own technique giving an striking image from my own drawing to show an expression how Punk use to have red, black and white colours in fashion as in art but because their magazine covers where only drawings, collages, stamps, sprayed, cut and pasted from magazines to create a scene and the colors are often two tone and deeply contrasting.

From my research I learn that Punk was not only a rock band it was more than that and that society couldn’t hide from it and advertisement like flayers, magazines, posters was all over the place back in eighteens.

I used black, red and white on the whole design because I think it was the right colours to choose combining with the black and white images that I took it from my research plus adding the “author” below the body text on the left side page.

Final scrip design references

For my final design scrip I researched on this websites to come up with the right information and images to add on my “magazine design” means that photos attached on my inside cover design are not my photos.





Quick Sketches – development

I have done some quick sketches to come out with ideas so I can choose for my final design.
One is a face side portrait, noak hair, spike (studs), punk written.
I came with this punk ideas drawing to maybe use on my final designs.