Face Value

This project helped me further my skills using InDesign. So far this has been the most interesting project in the university course. We were briefed to produce a layout that would best express the article content. I decided to write my article about human value, and titled it ‘Face Value’. I used photogrammetry to create the imagery for the layout. The intention of this is to aesthetically place value on people.

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Eventually I settled on a pure gold colour scheme, after some experiments in blender. The results I am proud of. Underneath I’ve quoted the text from the ‘Face Value’ article.

layout finals GOLDEN A3 V3

What is human value?
By Neal Menhinick

How do we value each other? Does skill, age, and health make one person worth more than another? Does human value change depending on personalities and differences? If you met a stranger, would you treat them like family? There must be some human features that can change the worth of a person. Is your value more than the worth of your organs? Are people from other countries valued differently?

Having asked these questions, I feel there is a strong difference in how people are valued and because of this, how they are treated. We as a society look at disabled people as unfortunate, different. Personally they are valued as equally as everyone else, but I must say, friends with disabilities have more of a value. I will put my family and friends before anyone else. This is because I know them on a personal and deeper level; this is how I value people. Friends start as strangers, but it’s the bond between a person that makes them more than a stranger. So there is potential in every stranger to have a friend, or perhaps something more. People of different race and religion are different in that sense. Not in the way they should be valued differently. Online there is a site www.humanforsale.com where you can calculate your worth in US Dollars. I’m apparently worth $1,995,850. To be honest, I’m not sure what my value is. Who would buy me? And why? This site asks many questions, about one’s physique, age, ethnicity and personality. I haven’t a clue how this is worked out. It is wrong to compare human life to a currency. Money can’t bring back the dead; money can’t bring you love or happiness. Actions speak louder than words. A person’s achievements speak for themselves. This is what people recognise. Take music for example; an artist’s work can be loved by many, giving that artist an intrinsic value. It annoys me how people can look down on people with differences, where they’re life possibilities are as great as any others. This is my view, others may have a different one.

 

Text Trails

Inspired by Sagemeisterwalsh’s Fugue Identity, I noticed this whilst browsing Creative Review online. I thought that I could easily reproduce the effect myself using After effects. Using a graphics pen input I drew a path for the animated trails to follow, the majority of the effect is created using paths alone. I think this look is very simplistic and unique. The whole Fugue identity has this black and white new look. http://www.sagmeisterwalsh.com/work/project/fugue-identity/
http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2015/march/sagmeister-walsh-fugue-identity

 

Colourful Characters

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For this project we had to create a set of letters that are graphically/aesthetically pleasing. My main inspiration for this water themed result came from studying the photography work of Martin Waugh, Jack Long and Corrie White. These artists have a common interest in capturing the movement of water. The use of coloured inks to improve their photography gave me the idea of chemicals in the lab. The colourful chemicals have spilt into letters, and the circle around the letter gives an impression of a microscope aswell as the low depth of field.