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Editorial: Film Australia

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Definitely not mine! My teacher suggested we scan photo's from magazines for this brief - it is for educational purposes only.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2006-12-28
Editorial: Film Australia by ~axis85 is fairly simple and clean but brings something different to the table of typographic layout. The slanted paragraph works so well in this design that it looks normal. ( Suggested by designersBLOCK and Featured by depthskins )
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magicalpants Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
i didnt know you got a daily deviation! Congrats, but this was prolly from ages ago lmao xD
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:iconaxis85:
axis85 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008   Digital Artist
oh man yeah it was ages ago for one of my editorial designs and my second one was for one of my stock images they happened not too far away from each other - pretty strange :o but good of course *glowers* muahahah
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siskin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice and clean :)
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:iconaxis85:
axis85 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007   Digital Artist
:D thank you very much
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Steppums Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How cool that you got a DD! That is so awesome! -jumps on-

Anyhow, this is really nice. I know that sounds lame but I do like it. lol
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:iconaxis85:
axis85 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007   Digital Artist
haha thanks Steppums, I was shocked myself when I got a DD for one of my layouts :D I didn't think many editorial publication work would of made DD's - oh well I'm just incredibly lucky :D
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Steppums Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, no, you're talented.

I don't think I've ever seen a photomanip get a DD either. I wonder if any ever has? Like, I mean, not a photomanip that is mostly digital painting either.
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:iconaxis85:
axis85 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007   Digital Artist
I think there has been but not of any animals you know what I mean ;) I don't think any person from the RPG personalising area has gotten one, it would be awesome if someone did though :D
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Steppums Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, yeah...that's what I meant. And it would be really awesome. I think a lot of our work (I mean from the goddesses of our little corner of art...like..you. lol) is just as good/better than a lot of the stuff that gets a DD anyway.
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:iconaxis85:
axis85 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007   Digital Artist
oh ho ho keep buttering me up :D yeah I agree I see loads of great stuff out there from our RPG area and not a lot of features of it - peeps have no idea how advanced horse-manips are until they go looking for 'em ;) maybe if they check out Steppy's account they might get the idea :D
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Steppums Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, hey, I'm only telling the truth. Hehe.

Gaww, my stuff is like, still really ugly...though I am working on it and I recently was taught bg blending by Ami, so I'm working on that now and it's coming along nicely I think. It'll give me a lot more freedom in the future I think :)

I just reallized I say "I think" waaay too much. lol
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:iconaxis85:
axis85 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007   Digital Artist
did ya? I think you did tehehe don't worry I said excellent 3 times in one sentence the other day and the customer pointed it out to me... must of been very obvious hahaha Ami is such a good teacher, I WAS her very bad teacher so thankfully she figured out what she shouldn't do :lol:
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blueshift55 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
Amazing use of colors and font.
Though I beg to differ from all here. The slant sides doen't really look good to me. It makes me feel that you have mistakenly angled the edges of the text.
And you have reused the pic(the man with a gun). Only one big pic at the corner side would have been sufficient.
If you want to convey movement, make those images of same dimensions(both width and height) and just put them in the same horizantal manner separated by some space.
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:iconaxis85:
axis85 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006   Digital Artist
shush about the man and the gun :lol: I had a deadline to meet and I didn't want to waste another precious hour searching for a decent image but yes I will have to change that now... I got the time to do it ;)

and your suggestion sounds really good - it could relate to the slide show idea very well, I'm gonna try that out

thanks for the comments and compliments :D much appreciated
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t-k Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
indeed. i really like the slanted paragraphs. everything else has been tried in one way or the other and look great here too. but the slants really set it a part. good job!
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:iconaxis85:
axis85 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006   Digital Artist
thank you - slanted paragraphs are certainly not something new :D I think people forget they can do it in Indesign, it really does bring a different dimension to a layout
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Juroch Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
<div id="slant_left">Editorial: Film Australia</div>
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:iconaxis85:
axis85 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006   Digital Artist
;) I gotchya
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pulbern Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how it looks so simple and yet its actually quite complex. lovely design :)
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:iconaxis85:
axis85 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006   Digital Artist
A lot of my design looks simple, but I reckon they are complex :lol: thankyou for the compliment!
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amoooon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
trop joli... good concept
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:iconaxis85:
axis85 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006   Digital Artist
thankyou - may I ask what 'trop joli 'means? I'm a bit slow...
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
What a very creative and different approach, I like this a lot! :-)
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:iconaxis85:
axis85 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006   Digital Artist
thanks :thumbsup:
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mattslade Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006   Interface Designer
Good design! Like the typeface! Trajan Pro is great... Colours are easy on the eye.

Nice work
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axis85 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006   Digital Artist
haha Trajan Pro is a typeface I definitely have to extricate myself from, I use it far too much for my own good, but it's such a beautiful typeface! Thankyou for the compliments :D
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mattslade Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006   Interface Designer
Myriad pro is cool too. The apple typeface... Adobe typefaces are uber professional, nice and smooth lol!

x
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axis85 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007   Digital Artist
:D one reason why I want to get a powerbook is just for the typefaces, how sad haha but yes I love the apple ones better than the sloggy lot you get with PC's
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mattslade Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007   Interface Designer
Windows fonts... Good god. I'll love you if you say you hate Comic Sans....

It's the most overused, overrated streak of p**s on this planet. It doesn't even look nice! lol

Sorry for my profanities...
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axis85 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007   Digital Artist
haha no I haven't used comic sans since I was in Year 9! The one our teachers hated the most from MAC was Where's Marty? tehehehe of course I try to stay away from Arial as well...
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mattslade Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007   Interface Designer
Oooh Ariel. To generic. At least make it slightly pretty.
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ZODC Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
simple and awesome ;)
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:iconaxis85:
axis85 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006   Digital Artist
thankyou - less is more as they say ;)
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RaphaelAleixo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
Really great. It`s difficult for an editorial recieve a DD. You deserved it. =)
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:iconaxis85:
axis85 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006   Digital Artist
Thankyou. Never would I imagine would an editorial peice get a DD too :D thankyou
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3-Designs Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
i like the color scheme you got going. i like how you keep a consistancy with the use of the angle, however i think it would be a stronger piece if both sides of each image was at an angle...because right now when i look at it, i get this weird vibration between the slanted side and the straight vertical sides. Also, i think that if you increased the angle to be slightly more slanted, it would look more like a purposeful slant design versus a printing mistake...if that makes sense? Overall, you did a real nice job and i would love to see more pages...if there are more pages lol.
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kickingchildren Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
I dont know about the sides of EACH image at an angle -- I like the play between the vertical and slanted lines. I get the "printing error" vibe on the first two pages. I'm not sure if it is because its such a large block of text (or maybe something to do with the image in the background?) but it seems as though the angle of the text is not as pronounced on page 5 as it is on 6-7. pages 6-7 look awesome. really awesome. i think the slanted and vertical lines are working great here.

congrats on the dd
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axis85 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006   Digital Artist
I agree I've got far too much body copy in one block on the 2nd page and that's probably what makes the first DPS look more angled than the second - possibly, but I'm pretty sure they are the exaxt same angle...

Thankyou so much for the comment and compliment it's great to get an insight from another persons view, after looking at the same design for so long it all starts to look too dull :lol:
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axis85 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006   Digital Artist
:D thankyou heaps for the critique, the colour scheme was actually changed to green in the last instant at first it was maroan, as in the curtains of the cinemas, but I somehow had to link it up to my front cover which I haven't uploaded yet and luckily green is a colour people associate with Australia ;) Hmm... I will try out your suggestion about both angles being slanted and giving them even more of an angle, I was just concious of how much lee-way I could give the reader but as you say it does look like a mistake woops... The reason why I chose an angle was to apply some movement and direction in the peice as film is a 'motion picture'. I hope this makes sense :confused:

the other pages from this publication are not all uploaded yet and no others use the slant body copy... I will come back to you when I upload them all and please do if you have any more comments and critiques about them say something :D I'm one of those peeps who need opinions to find out what works and what doesn't :D So thanks again :boogie:
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3-Designs Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
sounds good, i cant wait to see the rest!
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htmlxcoder Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Let me just say, hun? This DD is SO WELL DESERVED it's INSANE. Kate--AMAZING design. When I saw this on the front page, I screamed, "JUST ABOUT TIME!"

:hug: Amazing work!
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axis85 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006   Digital Artist
huh?
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axis85 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006   Digital Artist
oh? OMG :boogie: that's heaps kewl :D I wouldn't have noticed :lol: I was wondering why a few people :+fav:'d this out of nowhere haha thanks for telling me I would have missed it!
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microwave Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's the problem with some people yes,
They seem to fav everything inside DD's wether they like it or not.
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axis85 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006   Digital Artist
well I won't hate them if they :+fav: my work, I still appreciate all of it :D
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microwave Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course it's great, but sometimes I doubt their motives.
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