Join John McWade for an in-depth discussion in this video How to typeset a list of names: Part one, part of Before & After: Graphic Design Techniques.
Today I have everyone's favorite project, (LAUGH), just kidding. …And that's to typeset a list of names and titles. …We're going to tackle this in 2 parts. We're working on a tall, narrow card, so …we'll design the decorative top of the card first. …Then add the names to the bottom. This card is for a museum staff. …We have a list of names, and along a list with that list we've been given one piece …of artwork from the museum collection. You know, a list of names is just not the …most exciting thing in the world. And so when you have a really nice piece …of art like this it's tempting to focus on the art and minimize the list.…
Which can take us down a road that looks like this. …Nice big image, just really show it off, a headline across, big clear caption. …To make the image and the headline big, we need to have a horizontal bar …translucent to not obscure the image too much. …Because we've created an overlap, plus some outlines to add definition. …And what happens when we do this, is we really start down a slippery slope, …
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- Designing a business card
- Understanding the power of empty space
- Typesetting a list of names
- Working around a weak photo