Here are the final designs for Abigail’s party. My reflections on this project are 1) that I’ve managed to get a feel of the era with the main font and with the incorporation of the tray design. 2) but it’s been quite challenging to pull together all the elements in a satisfactory way. There seem to have been a myriad of decisions to make and too many options to think about. I am never confident that I have made the right choices. So the questions that remain with these final designs are the query already raised that the tray design enlargement on the programme has not been carried through on the other elements. Does this e matter or is the variety interesting? On the two sided flyer I have sloped the sides of the rectangles to make the design more dynamic. Again, this has not been carried through into other designs. Does this matter? Maybe it does. Also on this piece I have repeated the glass element on the front and back of the flyer. I am not sure this works either? Another issue is that the body font I have used is not very seventies. I couldn’t find one I could use that was, and this seemed at least to be relevant as typewriters were still in use in the seventies and it is a typewriter font.
I have enjoyed working on this despite the queries and uncertainties. The colour choices were easy because I was led by the colour ranges on the tray design. So despite my general conclusion that graphic design is not a strength of mine there are some aspects of design and layout I enjoy and of course it is all very relevant and helpful in relation to my main joy, which is illustration.