in order to add an additional media and outcome to this project I am going to be using letterpress to create the title page for my boxed set of prints. I am unsure what my project outcome is going to be at this stage and what the title is, however a day experimenting in the letterpress room might help me get my ideas going and learning more about layouts.
I began by brainstorming what it is I have covered so far in this project, which is exploring place and one of the key words is reportage.
The majority of my drawings on location and photographs have been taken from brick lane. I thought the term ‘reportage lane’ would be quite well suited to the project and could be applied to a variety of different themes that I am yet to come up with.
With that I began planning the layout for these two words and the typeface I might wish to use. I selected the typeface ‘cheltnum condensed’ as thought it was the typeface most similar to that of the iconic Brick Lane road sign. I first began laying out the letters in a conventional manner. However, it did not read as exciting and lacked colour.
This is going to be the first thing people see as they open my boxed set, therefore I need to make it more exciting. I played around with cutting letters and placing them slightly out of line or having one letter in another colour.
I also have to bear in mind that my prints are most likely going to be A5 and I needed to text to fit satisfactorily in this space.
Once I had placed one word over another, similar to a game of scrabble, I began to see a pattern forming, almost like a map. This works as a good symbol for lanes and mapping. It also adds another dimension to the text,
I tested different colour variations and eventually re-organized the spacing until I was completely happy with my title page.