Critique: Collectors package design
I’m very happy with how my feature cover turned out. The concept came to me pretty much the moment I learned what feature I was designing. I know Erica says that usually our first idea isn’t our best, but in this case, I’m really glad I went with my gut. I’m not as happy with the feature, but I think it will be easier to design once I have the photos, know the number of pages I have, and know the stories that will run in print. Right now it’s just a little boring.
You Can’t Miss: Wired’s March cover.
I have beens staring at this cover on the newsstand for weeks now, and I was so glad to see it be features as one of SPD’s cover of the day. I love pretty much everything about it, from his expression to the pink background. It’s so fresh and happy; it makes me wish for spring. I think it is a great example that it is possible to use a lot of color in an effective manner. The subtle textures are very nice too.
True/False Review: The Unknown Known
I went to see The Unknown Known on Sunday of T/F weekend. I honestly didn’t know what to expect going into the movie because I didn’t do much research on it before hand. The documentary was basically an interview with Donald Rumsfeld about his time as a Secretary of Defense and his involvement in the Iraq war. The underlining theme (and reason for the name of the film) is the idea that there are things we know, things we don’t know we don’t know and things we know we don’t know. However, there are also things we think we known that we do not know, unknown knowns. He applied this to the Iraq war and his foreign policy. The cinematography was beautiful, and the director Errol Morris did a great job of making what could be a very visually boring documentary interesting to watch. I appreciated Morris’s ability to make Rumsfeld’s concepts easy to understand and follow. My only critique is that the documentary seemed to leave a lot of unanswered questions, but I suppose that stays very true to politicians in general.
Photo inspiration: Colorful chair.
This chair is in my room and actually helped to inspire my feature design. The contrast of the pink pillow and colorful quilt against the white made me decide to use a white background for my cover because it really makes the colors pop. Who knew my mom’s old chair would do more for me than just hold my cast off clothes?