I have been working on my first actual feature design for VOX (that will for-sure be published at least) and I have really had to think about how VOX would tell the story, not just how a newspaper or some other magazine would tell it.
- VOX has attitude.
- VOX does not sit in the corner during a party — VOX is the life of the party.
- VOX is sarcastic and opinionated.
- VOX knows what it wants and doesn't take anyone's shit.
I have charged myself with channeling VOX's inner bad ass-itude more while coming up with ideas for my work. I'm not saying I will completely change my style, but I will definitely take into account what publication I am working for now.
As for what I am working on ...
The barber shop feature is coming along really well. While I still don't have all of the elements, I am making due with a draft of the text and an unedited batch of photos. I worked a lot in photoshop for this design, and I hope what I did looks somewhat realistic ... The design isn't finished yet, and I hope to get more feedback tomorrow in lab. Here's the photoshop work though. It still needs a little work, but I am pretty proud of it so far.
I am also working on some cover concepts for class on Thursday for a story about places to get things fixed. It reminds me of the "Best time to do stuff" issue VOX did a while back because it is kind of generic yet funny. I'll keep you posted on how that goes too.