THE TROUBLEMAKER MANIFESTO: A DESIGN COLLOQUIUM – COLLATERAL (1 WEEK DURATION)
After finalizing the key artwork and title, I moved on to designing the poster by adding in the details of the event.
Here is the information on the event details provided by my Advanced Typography Facebook group:
Here is the key artwork & title that I made in project 1 and I will be used it for each of my collateral.
Click on the blog link below to read about the key artwork I have designed:https://andreaviechoong.com/advanced-typography-project-1/
Final Outcome- Key Artwork & Title (Black & White)
Final Outcome- Key Artwork & Title (Coloured)
COLLATERAL: POSTER #1
I explored different kinds of layout for the event details by using some of the typographic systems that I previously learned in exercise 1. It helps as a guideline and starting point for my layout design of the poster.
Progress of poster design in Adobe Illustrator
After getting feedback, my lecturer said that the second composition looks interesting but I have to make sure the title “Troublemakers Manifesto” is readable to people who don’t know about this event. I decided to go ahead with the composition and modify further.
Collateral- Poster (1st attempt)
After the feedback, I had to change the brush style of the exclamation mark stroke I drew at the back to a softer brush as it looks too harsh. After that, I am able to start printing the poster and framing it.
Final Poster- Black & White
Final Poster- Coloured
After finalizing the design of the poster, I printed the poster in A2 size and place it in a frame (50 x 70 cm).
Framed Poster (50x70cm)
Besides the poster, I had to make a T-shirt and one more collateral from our own choice. I brainstorm for several collaterals that I can print on.
- Book cover
- Drawstring bag
- Tote bag
- Key chain
- Luggage tag
- Phone case
- Non-woven bag
I decided to go ahead and design on a non-woven bag.
COLLATERAL: NON-WOVEN BAG #2
I tried out different compositions using a sample template to see how it looks as a result.
Process of designing artwork on T-shirt in Adobe Illustrator
Composition #1- Front & Back
Composition #2- Front & Back
Composition #3- Front & Back
After the feedback, my lecturer suggested going with either the first or third composition. I chose to go ahead with the third idea and modify it a little.
Final Design of Collateral- T-shirt
PDF of Final T-shirt Design (Front & Back):
After finalizing my design of my shirt, I printed in on a microfiber material for both front and back. I tested on a user to see how it looks as a result.
Testing on a user: T-Shirt- Front
Testing on a user: T-Shirt- Back
COLLATERAL #3: NON-WOVEN BAG
I tried out different compositions using a picture of a non-woven sample bag that I found online to see the results.
Process of designing artwork on the bag in Adobe Illustrator
Bag Design #1
Bag Design #2
After the feedback given, my lecturer said the design was not good enough and develop it further. So I decided to incorporate my first design of my shirt and changed it a little to make another design for the bag.
Bag Design #3
I noticed that the printing for the bag does not have a back printing so I added the words “The” and “Manifesto”.
Final Design of Collateral- Non-Woven Bag
After finalizing the design and printed it on an actual bag, I tested it on a user to see the results of the appearance.
Testing on a user: Non-woven bag (Front)
COLLATERAL #4: MICROSITE
For our project 2 in Interactive Design, we made a microsite relating to our topic, The Troublemakers Manifesto from Advanced Typography project 1 and 2.
Here are the four collateral together with the key artwork.
Flat Lay- Left: Key Artwork, Poster, Middle: T-Shirt, Non-Woven Bag and Right: Microsite