Monday, November 8, 2010

Vikings rule!

 So the zine topic I have decided on is "how to play Kubb" pronounced koob. 

 Here are a few pictures I have happened upon that may be of use.  Of course a picture or diagram of the playing field is necessary...maybe more of a rough sketch for the actual zine, depending on how it is coming together, and a picture or other diagram of the pieces, and numbers needed... the basic rules are a must.  This game is widely open for interpretation for the skill level of the player, or intoxication level...however you want to look at it!  Yes this is a game that in the rules states that it should not be easy and if games end too soon it is because the players are not taking advantage of the downtime between turns to drink beer.  Layout will be playful and loose as is the game itself!  So here it goes....

Final project for the SEMESTER!!!! Yeahz!

Well it is that time of the semester where we get final assignments for each class (or hopefully we do) and we start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks...In Graphic design our final assignment is to create our own Zine, a "How to..." Zine.  We get to choose the topic, and we will design it, and publish two copies, one to keep for our portfolio and one for the instructor to keep. 

For this assignment we will be using InDesign, another adventure for me!  And another fun part, we cannot print in color, if we want color in the finished piece we have to add it after the printing is done, so break out the markers, colored pencils and paint!

I am having a more difficult time this go around coming up with a fun and quirky topic for this assignment, although I think I have it narrowed down to "How to cope when your favorite TV show ends" and "How to watch or enjoy a NASCAR race."  Anyone want to weigh in and give me a suggestion or vote for one of the topics above?

Until later!

Crossing the finish line!

Use of the toothpicks was successful!  And the bench is now done!!!

I will have to say that I never thought it would take so long to get to the end, but I am very pleased with the results! And I believe that I will continue to refurbish pieces to suit my space. 

Back in September when we got this assignment, we were given two choices, re-furbish a piece we chose, or use that piece to make something new.  Although I chose to clean up and refinish my piece, I also did something new.  I did get to learn a lot about working with wood, and furniture making.  As with everything I'm sure there are things I would have done differently, and it's possible that I still make a few changes, just not right away.  Although next on my list is the white chair seen in the finished is now out of place in my living bring on the sewing machine, sand paper, and the other paraphernalia needed to turn this found object (yes i found it in the basement, it was left by the previous owners and we never threw it out) into a piece to be proud of!

Monday, November 1, 2010

A key is necessary...

Creating a key, and a title was necessary for the project, of course!  So after a bit of tweaking, here is the finished Infographics poster!  Comments welcome!

Horray for Infographics!

Here is the "finished" poster depicting my life...I still have to create a key (I think) other than that it is finished!  The paintbrush and wrench represent work, our initials are the "me" time we each get, the Zzzz's should be pretty self explanatory (sleep time) and the male/female symbols are for the time we spend together (awwww).  As for the numbers, they are the week numbers.  I wish I had been tracking for the last week too, because the numbers would have changed a lot!  Partly because I only had school thru I got a lot more sleep!!