A:R: Reportage: Development: ½- Notes.


Gathering up ALL my notes from my journeys through the location. I listed them all down with their times and started doodling a couple of the doodles I had made in my mini-book as a reference of when things had happened and when they were said or done.


By organising this, it helps me to start thinking about what I want to show or at least make careful considerations towards my printed outcomes.

A:R: Research||Book binds and more box design ideas from Pinterest.

After looking at all of the information collated; plus the photographs and sketches etc. I’m starting to now consider more ideas towards my box and book. I need to keep in mind that both of the objects will need to show CLEAR communication to my audience of the experience obtained at Brick Lane. So, I had some ideas which I already discussed with a few peers with in our studio in the first week, but I’ll say them now:

  • For my box, as people associate Brick Lane mainly for it’s Brick structures, art pieces and graffiti, I’ve been thinking about producing a box that either resembles a brick or a known structure with in the area.
  • Perhaps making a diorama of where I went in Brick Lane or Brick Lane is, but instead, I can pinpoint with in the 3d structure, where I had my experiences and put them here.

    So, as these were the only few ideas I’ve thought of so far, I did a bit more searching around Pinterest for ideas about Boxes again.


This was a nice example I found. It helped me to think more about the size of both the book and the box, but also, to be considerate about how the book needs to have a link to the box in its design.


Recreating a building on Brick Lane? but having it as a 3d model kind of box? I could also add a adjustable flap to it, where the brick wall opens up to the book?

As the location is quite.. filthy, messy.. there’s junk and little or string lying around in most alley ways or side streets down there, it feels extremely gritty. I could reflect on this through the book binding, by having the book bind be not so clean and tidy?

I may consider binding it by string/thread.

I’ve created another board on Pinterest, just for the thought of this idea.





CIP: Collection: Checking Blurb details and creating/testing colour pallets.

After figuring out, that I may need to look more in to the production and figuring out how I would like to manafacture the design/outcome for the portfolio book. I thought it would be a good idea to go check out Blurb. I figured out, that from the pricing and with the magazine-like portfolio books I would like to construct, I worked out that they would provide what I need and would be able to put the book together cheap and more professionally than I could ever could.

Other than that, I did some more exploring of their website and found some portfolios that have been created by other people.

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There are some layouts that work well o tell the story of the work produced, and the ideas and thoughts put in behind the creators work. I feel that a couple of them wer very clear, even through the lack of text, but I noticed that even with text and image placed together, they were able to make it presentable and readible.

After careful thinking about these aspects, I wanted to start thinking about what kinds of colours I would like in the content of my book. Yes, I would include colours I use or that would relate to me, but I started to put together some pallets of colours that I thought worked well together or would be nice to work with on individual pages or even a whole book, as I’m considering of splitting up the books in to categories.


Pallet 1, 4 and 6 were definitely ones I was most fond with, but I would need to test them first with in a document to see if they really do work well with each other.