Publishing Spaces:ModuleBA Graphic DesignCamberwell College of Art, Summer 2020 and Summer 2019
Publishing Spaces 2020 (Digital)
The Publishing Spaces brief allows you to work with your own content. You will explore publishing formats and platforms to create and share your work. You will learn about designing and preparing content for publication formats; both physical and digital, through workshops to develop and tighten your skills in book and magazine design, layout systems, typesetting, image use and file management. Each student will make a publication in a format of your choice, using the research from an essay you have written, or one aspect/ thread of the text you are analysing. The publication can use the content from the essay directly or as a starting point to generate new work from. We encourage you to explore digital materiality to visualise your content. You will be able to edit your own work and generate imagery and create new graphics to produce extra content. Your publication must include text and image, but the ratio is up to you. In the extreme, the publication could be almost entirely visual — e.g. a photography essay with only captions and contents, or the other extreme as a written journal of text with only thumbnail images. The publication, whatever format, should include: a ‘cover’, a contents page, content, and an index or links. These should be designed with the understanding of, and influence of graphic design principles, contemporary graphic designers, and the post digital publishing context.
Publishing Spaces 2019 (Production Space)
In this project you will learn about publication formats, and publishing places and spaces. Through workshops in InDesign you will learn about layout for a range of publication formats and develop skills in document set-up, typesetting, image use and file management. Through production workshops in binding, printing and finishing you will learn how to make or outsource a publication. For the duration of this project we will create a shared publishing space for book production and display. The space will host talks by practioners and student led activities. You may use this publishing space as a site to develop your books and ideas. Through talks, reading groups and display workshops you will learn about ways to present and display books in public and digital spaces, share research and explore the concept of expanded publishing.