Monday, 2 November 2015

Layout Options 2 & Fonts.

I've made the layout options more graphical in terms of reading them, making everything quite even looking. This would change slightly depending on what text I decide to use.


In the 1st row I liked the idea of stretching the text to fit with the white area each time but when I used a smaller word it didn't really work.

The 2nd row uses a box method for the text and it works with any of the characters names, even the smaller ones. I could make the word which relates to the character stand out more, but in a subtle way.

And the 3rd row is the original method Alan suggests which works well, keeping it very simple.


After figuring out the look I began looking at fonts and there's two which I think could work. My favourite being Gill Sans Ultra Bold as it reads clear to the audience but also looks bubbly, relating to my round shaped characters. 

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  1. Hi Ruby...I still think you're over doing this...take a look at the example I sent you again....also;

    Rule no 1: Don't squash or stretch fonts (UGLY). Fonts are sophisticated designs that shouldn't be distorted.
    Rule no 2: Leave space between object (volume) and text...or they become a muddled graphic lump!
    Rule no 3: You can use two lines but make sure they are justified to the outside edge...If the text is on the right, justify it right.

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    1. Oh okay, what about a bigger size font to make certain words stand out? Would that make the graphics look muddled?

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  2. It depends upon the length / amount of the text - If it's one short word then yes you can scale it up (don't let it dominate the screen though). If it's a longer phrase then you may need to go to two lines which then can be made larger overall. You could try scaling the two lines so they are equal length...eg..line 1 = 'head back' line 2 = 'laughing' with 'laughing' scaled to match the length of 'head back'. You can also colour one set of words (line 1 or 2) to balance or make it stand out....

    Go to MyUCA, minor project, project documents, project briefing, and then page 3. I've scaled phrases there to make 'squares / rectangles' overall.

    https://myuca.ucreative.ac.uk/bbcswebdav/pid-483485-dt-content-rid-669308_1/courses/RCAA6001_15/Minor_Project_Briefing_V3.pdf

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  3. This is similar to your text examples above except I haven't squashed or stretched them...just changed the font size and colour.

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  4. Take a look here instead of MyUCA

    https://www.filesanywhere.com/fs/v.aspx?v=8b70628f5d63757bb3a4

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    1. Oh okay awesome, ill give that a shot then because I think it might look effective with the smaller characters and being on a plain background . Thank you.

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