COMPOSTION’ING

Aligning the text with My word made the text visual so much better to look at, it looks more intentional and thought out. Really looking at text as form as visual image instead of reading it. which helped a lot with understanding what type really is and how it is used the right way. Type, made me see text differently made me think about how i place it and how i set it up the way that is more pleasing to look. I feel i have more control over text that i thought i would ever be i never thought that all these years I was reading text the wrong way, and that text needs to be kerned and tracked and aligned so that it looks more pleasing. Now that I understood what Type really is its become annoying to me to look at other public signs and logos.

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Ive learned that the type size, typeface, weight, direction are the main key to help aid communication and differentiate the denotative and connotative of type. Now I’ve understood why they made us print 100 pages of words and 50 pages of different typefaces and pt of the typeface, practice made me not only understand what works better then what but also made me work faster and now I have the knowledge of how things work best with what and what i should and should not do with text.

 

The poster…

Putting everything together i believe is the easiest part of the hole project, because everything was perfectly aligned and tracked i just had to put everything together to complete the master piece. I believe working step by step really helped and really made us understand how its done, it wasn’t just text on a page it was placed with thought with the intention of it all connecting to one another. Basically my research was looking back at what I’ve done previously, the sentence the paragraph the logo. When placing everything together I’ve put my best two paragraph, sentence and logo and tried every possibility to see what works best with what, having different font size and different compositions seeing where text would suit on my poster best. I didn’t have much space on my poster to place text because it was too busy of colours my Word took over most of the poster so i had limited options of placing the text. However, i had a problem where i placed text infant of the Quran which was a risk, because others might be offended by it even though i personally don’t think it is because the text talks about happens and nothing offensive. I could’ve placed the text on top of it, i didn’t see that it was a problem but i didn’t want to take that road where people criticise my work and see it offensive and wrong doing.

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The placement of the logo i tried to make it part of the poster instead of putting it aside like it has nothing to with the poster. I tried to squeeze it through the holes of the letters but that just makes it look the cheesy like its something that people would think would be clever of us but its not really. So i placed it diagonally aligned with the Quran which looked more part of the poster. I faced difficulties with the background because there are so many colours and its too busy so when applying text its gets lost with the colours, so i placed a box around behind it so that it would stand out.

Reflection

 My intention of the paragraph in the beginning is now totally different, it is because i have experienced i have viewed what looks pleasing to the eye and what doesn’t. I discovered a system that helped me layout my text on the page. Its like baking a cake you need the exact amount of ingridents to end up with a perfect a cake. I found it easy for me to measure the the space between the text and edge of the page, which really made a difference when looking at the page. I thought it looked beautiful because it wasn’t placed randomly and it shows that there was thought put into it, there was an intention. i found playing with the sentence much easier then the paragraph, but after really understanding how to do it and what works with what it helped create what i did. i found that tracking and kerning my paragraph really makes a difference on how the hole layout looks like and how just adjusting the right amount can make the hole paragraph look so beautiful on the page. I’m actually thinking of framing my final one in my room.

 

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The Paragraph

Research…

Placing text on a page is something that we do almost everyday on social media. Its because when you place text on a blank page or on a image in a specific order it creates an attachment for viewers to want to read it makes text more interesting to read. Thats why text today uses a poetic system to play with text, size, colour and the placement of text on the page to get people to read text more as an image then reading it from a book.

 

My paragraph

The paragraph is about happiness the opposite meaning of my word, dismal. I took this paprgraph from a book by Michael Argyl. I feel more confident in this project because i know the rules now of how to make type pleasing to the eye, now what i have to do after understanding it is create a system that works for me.

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C O L O U R !

I chose this composition because it is more pleasing to the eye and is thoughtfully tracked and aligned the sentence to the right so breaking the ice of the traditional way of latin being aligned on the left. I enlarged the first word of the sentence  so it made it appear interesting when seen from distance makes you want to read the smaller writing. What made it intresting too is when I aligned the first sentence with the end to the ‘ Y ‘ so as if its a puzzle and connected together perfectly, other words it blended in nicely as an overall layout of my composition.

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