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Mediums & Messages. A two week project.

This is a two week project that was set before christmas, the first interim crit was during the first week of uni, which we had to have 7 completed pieces to show.

The brief was to make 14 interventions that communicated and developed a news article. I am working as a group, there fore this project should be less daunting as will also help towards collaborative work.

The chosen news article was “Facebook tightens security on pictures” – Basically Facebook created a system that would allow you to report someone’s Facebook picture if it went against Facebooks rules, once reported, Facebook would allow access to all the albums of that user. This was abused. Pedophiles and other dangerous people on the internet could then look through young peoples Facebook images without them even realising.

As a Facebook user I felt that this topic was interesting to me as well as it if a continuous news story as it seems Facebook cant get their settings right.

We began researching about the history of Facebook and its previous security issues. We did not spend to long research as this project was more focused towards being a “brave” designer and to start making and doing to see how a project will pan out.

Day trip in Paris.

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This was one of the first stations we went through and it was the best looking one! The titles are amazing and literally cover any available wall space. According to Wikipedia;

” Concorde is distinctive due to its décor; the tunnel for line 12 is decorated with tiles spelling the Déclaration des Droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen.

Ezra Pound‘s famous Imagist poem, In a Station of the Metro, was inspired by this station.”

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All of the stations have a distinct character, all the stations look the same, and they all have the vintage feel to them. There is some modern signage but that is not placed on the walls.

Its nice to see the metro have a continuous look, not like our stations in the underground.

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I visited Paris with my friend Becky (a fellow graphics student). We literally walked for miles and miles. It was a great day, the weather was fab! Even abit of sunshine at times. There was also a lot of christmas markets which was great to get you into the festive spirit!

Xmas trips may become an annual event…

Final piece of work updated following feedback from the crit.

In the previous post about this project I wrote;

“I will redo the piece by using a pixel based typeface to back up the construction and man-made elements, which connect with the mass housing etc. As if this was a nice view the type would more likely be more natural, like a humanistic style.”

And that is what I pretty much did. I based this lettering on the generic pixel font, using the grid already in place.  I do feel a lot happier with these images than the pervious set. However I think that I just need one for my portfolio, but which one?

If anyone has any comments about my work please feel free to add them below!