After our furniture project, our class was assigned to create a booklet that shows the in-depth analysis of our furniture. This includes the introduction of the project, the materials and processes, and the models and renderings we have produced over the course of the project.
In creating spreads and layouts, I learned that consistency in design keeps my work related to each other. Color schemes and compositions should have some form of uniformity in them so that they don’t distract the viewer.
In my first iteration, my booklet had fonts that were too big and distracting. These fonts and words were also placed in different parts of the booklet in every page, which do not show any significance. The back page render is too heavy as it has too much going on, as well as the fact that it is placed in an inelegant way.
The second iteration of my booklet is much cleaner as each page has a continuous color scheme. The font sizes are regulated and the back page is much more lighter, as it imitates the style of the front page.
From this exercise, I understood more about the meaning of consistent design. Layouts are placed for a reason and they are followed just like grids. This rule not only applies to layouts but also for color schemes, photographs, fonts, and font sizes.