Book Binding 2 !

i met up with my friend kelly the other day and we walked down queen street  + headed to the paper place!!!  it was magical :)   but we had a long conversation about projects we wanted to do during our walk, i was so inspired i went home and made a book !  i haven't taken any classes for bookbinding, so just using my mind to try to work things together! [it's a labor of passion]

1. i made my signatures

2. my homemade way of binding my book together.

3. all tightly tied together!

4. added a hardcover for sturdiness

5. my cover! [ from the paper place, it was small so only .75 cents ]

6. the finished result!

[ my scraps  ] 

i'm quite happy with my book!  just not sure what to fill it with >.<  any suggestions?

remember these from a year ago?  it was just watercolour washes of a vague face and i found it in my bag of homemade books + inked it :)

i *heart* books :)


Trials and Beginnings

i did these the day i was supposed to be writing my essay :p, but no worries, i'll finish my essay. thought these were kinda cool, just messing around with photoshop, i'm no expert at the 3D part yet, but thought i would post what i did. for the spongebob ball; i simply made a sphere and wrapped a spongebob wallpaper around it ;P.

for class, we're to design a book cover, and this drawing was for an idea that i had before my teacher approved another idea.. this is how far i got. hehe i've also been trying out painter 11, but have nothing to post...yet . i like how the guy was turning out, but my concept was rather plain, and i wanted a stronger one rather one that was just executed nicely.  so hope to post that when i'm done :)


i've been found out.

found an afternoon dedicated to making some notebooks. i wanted the moleskines, but thought homemade would be more meaningful and save me a couple of bucks. tried my best with the camera i got to get a good shot at the books i've made. ta-da :

also added neat little titles with Letraset ( type transfers ) to 'categorize' them .  on a random note, seeing my posts always have some random aspect / point / note / statement :

today i watched kung fu panda 2 + watched a street crew breakdance + tried ramen noodles .  all quite random.

if you are up for good laughs, a touching movie, already a fan of the first movie, then this one is definitely worth your time and cash.  [ sorry i have no photos of the breakdancers nor the delicious ramen noodles ] 

now time for showing what my time has been devoted to : learning . i *heart* graphic design . or what i have learned so far.  i have just begun so i am in extremely beginner territory but it's all very exciting.  mostly we've been learning fundamentals of design and doing exercises and small projects.  here is one i am quite proud of.

the project was to create a series with clear alignments ( along with other goals ).  i tried to incorporate size contrast without eliminating white space.  i also like how the counters in the type filled up accidentally when i selected it.

the next project should have me using my conceptual skills more so.  >.<

i'll leave you with a tune i adore and the music video is beautifully addictive to watch.