This studio looks at the two pivotal and opposing roles of the image-maker. Divided in two, this studio will ask you to tackle both the Author and Reporter projects sequentially. This diagnostic period will be followed by the writing of your own final project centred around either the Author or Reporter role.
Telling a story
Type and image
Books, e-books, chapbooks, online
Unit Editions, Four Corners
Finding a story
Cause and effect
Dissemination of ideas
Print, object, film, animation
Topolski Archive, Reportager
The relationship between text and image is the core of illustration practice. Narrative illustration is used to represent, interpret, alter or heighten the meaning of text.
Here you are asked to experiment with and reimagine the relationship between text and image. What is the purpose of an image in this context? How do you interpret text with images? You will therefore begin to really understand how text and image work together. This project will present you with specific research methods and should form the basis of your practice as an illustrator or graphic designer. You will be given a series of text to work from and will be expected to analyse, interpret and respond to these.
re•port•age – noun, an account of an act, event, history, etc, based on direct observation or on thorough research and documentation.
This project asks you to explore subjects for your visual practice developed from real places, people and subjects. You are asked to imagine yourself as a reporter investigating a place and story. You will be exploring a range of ways that you can collate information such as film, photography, found objects, visiting archives or interviews.