Doodlers Anonymous and Future Fantasteek

As part of my research into zines, I looked at a website called ‘Doodlers Anonymous’. The website was founded to celebrate the love of doodling and drawing. Everyone does it whether it be on the phone or just picking up a pen and some paper and drawing your surroundings. I took inspiration from the website where amateurs and professionals showcase their sketchbooks of random doodles.

In relation to the zine project, its encouraging to see other peoples sketches, and I want to be able to sketch my bird for the ‘MPN’ article.

I looked at several artists, but one that particularly caught my eye was Chris Piascik, who displayed his sketchbook filled with mainly interesting combinations of type. but also small little redundant embellishments that relate to the subject of the artwork.

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I also drew inspiration from a a zine on fantasteek. A simple design that used different coloured papers and high contrast in the dark illustrations and the bright paper.

The design below on the left of the double page spread, has a really interesting contrast, and i like how all the text and imager inside the black box is the same as the yellow boarder. This gives the impression it has been cut out and I think looks really eye catching. There is also strong contrasts in every line of the text. This makes it really interesting to read and the different styles and weights compliment each other well.Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 18.04.53

Again there is strong contrast with black text on yellow paper, titled in red with strong left alignment.Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 18.04.12

The type on this page at the bottom is interesting. Relating to computers and looks very dated and old. very ‘blocky’ type, almost pixilated. the banner at the top has different depths within each word, strong contrast between formal serif type, hand written sans serif type, also noticing the difference in capitals.Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 18.04.01


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