(This assignment is written by the third person)
This assignment is using my LP to document, look back on a project from last semester and consider in detail why and how my project was made, less as the maker and more as someone researching how it was made. Consider all the outside stimulus that may have influenced this project and conduct an analysis of the materials used and what they mean and where they came from.
This project is showing a conversation between my partner and me. We selected ten pictures we have taken based on our theme “Urban” to create a short zine. Keeping my images in the order in which the ‘conversation’ happened. And we used the found poem we created in Seminar class. (We used risograph.) Furthermore, we layout (arrange the images and text), print and assemble a small booklet.
She should start to do the work earlier to make sure the quality is the best she can do. She was a bit disappointed with her that she didn’t try my best on this project. But the 3D layers book is interesting, and she got some of the positive feedback from my classmate.
Materials she has used: Photography, Bristol paper, Tracing paper, Brown String, Hole puncher, Ink, and foam tape.
1. Taking pictures
She used Photoshop to take off other colors, and just keep one color on the image.
Reason: She thinks it’s pretty interesting and stands out from the other pictures.
Need to Improve: Some of the colors looks a bit weird and didn’t process really good.
Strength: The colors do stands out and created good views.
2. Printing Pictures:
She used the giant printer (Sorry, I didn’t remember the name of the printer) to print the images. She chose Bristol paper 14*17 inches.
Reason: It’s hard enough for me to create pops out layers and it’s not easy to break.
Things Need to Improve:
1. It took such a long time to print, I’ll try to do it as soon as possible.
2. The quality of the image is really good. Color changed from what she sees on the computer. she may change to another printer.
1. The paper is hard and created a really good texture and thickness.
2. The size is uniform and stayed in a good size.
3. Creating Layers
This is the side look of the zine.
As you can see there are many layers, and she used thick foam tape.
The tape created thick layers, and she thinks it works really well.
she used three layers to created it.
The first layer is the smallest paper, the second one builds up a perspective in the artwork, and the last layer is the full image to be the base.
4. Printing Text
She used risograph to printed the found poem on the tracing paper. she wanted to use plastic paper, which can show the transparency but it doesn’t work on the risograph printing machine.
Reason: she wants to show the transparency on the paper.
Need to improve: The tracing paper is really vulnerable, she may try to use another transparent material instead of tracing paper.
Strength: Shows the transparency, and the gold text looks really gorgeous.
If she can Re-do it:
I’ll like to use transparent plastic paper instead of tracing paper. She wanted to do this in the beginning but she was not able to print on the transparent plastic paper base on many unexpected issues. Secondly, she may like to change the cover page which she used two black hard cardboard. It looks too plain in my opinion. She wanted to find another material to replace it. Finally, I’ll like to change the string which linked every component together. She was not satisfied with the color and the quality of the string. It doesn’t combine them great and it looks a bit lame.
- If the project came from a class, what class? Start out with an explanation of the assignment, make sure to explain its purpose, or intent, and then answer these questions: Where did you find inspiration? Did the final outcome meet your expectations?
- Next, focus on the process and address these questions: what was your process of making this project (use photographs to show this if you have them)? What were the material choices you made? Where your choices or a requirement? Would you choose new materials if you had to re-do it, or continue with the same ones?
- What theme from this class does your past project address: identity, gender, race, environment? How does it address the theme?
- Finally, answer these questions: what part of the project was most meaningful or that you learned the most from? What was the most challenging? Did the skills or ideas you developed and used connect to another project? Would you like to continue to explore your ideas from this project in the future? Why or why not?