Lydia Ricci: Zine and Web
The first thing I started, after I had done my writing and research, was sketching different layouts for the spread. Starting with a consistent grid, I drew on top placements for images and text. From there I narrow down three that combine to create a structure for the narrative I wasn't to create. With these three spreads I looked at how one's eyes would move through the page.
Iteration was a significant part of my process for this project. taking what I liked and what worked from previous version and relieving the issues with every spread helped me inform how the final spread would look like.
The Zine covered many bases. From thinking about type and how it can define a spread, how white space, images, text as images, text, etc. are all used as elements to create a composition. How one can create a cohesive composition through grids and breaking grids. How themes play a role in ones narrative and voice. How one respect a person or style in their own style. how to know when it's appropriate to break the grid. How to combine compositions and narratives to create cohesion. Color, how is this imorpartant and is it necessary, and if so, how can it be used in ways other than image that compliment the spread. Iteration, and the importance of bringing life into one's spread by making large to minuscule changes. And how can process effect everything one does during a project from start to finish.
For the web piece we where taught HTML/CSS in order to create an interactive webpage. This webpage would follow the same narrative the zine and would stylistically be similar as well. My web piece uses the similar color, type, and aesthetics to connect the two mediums. On the right is the mobile view and how the Webpage reacts when the browser changes size.