For the final project in my Layout and Design Class, we had to design a 16 page catalog. We could choose any products we wanted to showcase, but preferably something we had easy access to. I wanted to pick items that had personal meaning for me, but would be easy to get images from. I decided on the collection of classic children’s books we have from when me and my brother were little. It was a fantastic opportunity to revisit childhood memories and use some of the books I love so much for a project. I am beaming with pride about this project now, because it is currently on display in my school’s art gallery in the Juried Student Show. I entered three pieces and two were accepted into the show (you’ll see the other piece tomorrow). It’s a great honor to get pieces accepted into the show, because the judging is tough. Well, have a look and see if you agree with the judges.
From the beginning, I wanted to use the jacks as the connective element to tie all the pages together. I also wanted to integrate it into the logo as the dots for the letters. I was trying to come up with a catchy name until I finally realized how neat it would be to just call the catalog Jackie’s. The jacks in the logo were originally yellow (to match the jacks inside) but it was too hard to read from a distance. So, with some tweaking the logo became what you see now. I think it’s one of the best logos I’ve made so far.
Just one last shot to prove it really is in the show. I gave them copies of all the spreads, but the Corduroy one is the only one they chose to display.