Tshirt and pin badge mockups.
Completed zine layout on InDesign along with the completed poster.
For my front cover, i had a set idea of what i wanted. To show the link between Mars and humans, and give an insight into what the zine is about, i wanted to use human hands "holding" the planet. I used my own hands for this, getting a picture of me doing an "O" shape, but i scrapped this idea after realising a more relaxed, outstretched view looked more effective. I also experimented with a different typography for the title, but after further developments i ended up with a much more effective result.
Sticking to the idea of wanting to keep it very personal, i sketched up some typography ideas for the title of my zine. Through further analysis and experimentation with different fonts on illustrator, i eventually decided i would stick with a type from DaFont. The font is called "Future 2097 Eroded Regular", and i really like how it looks with an orange colour. I used the eyedropper tool to interpret the same orange i used for my painted Mars planet, and i think it looks really effective, the slight erosion effect links well to the theme.
I wanted my zine to be personal, so i decided to draw/paint the images i wanted to use within it and they turned out really nice. I knew that by doing this i would achieve the end result i originally set out for. Pictured above are painted planets, space backgrounds and 2 drawn images of a spaceship and a spaceman. For the spaceship i painted on flames to show the jets, and i really enjoy how it turned out. These were all then edited and played around with on Photoshop and Illustrator.
A development of my zine layout - i decided to make some alterations as i was advised to conjure up a more solid "theme". Of course my zine is themed on migration to mars, but the concept and layout i had was a bit all over the place and there was no real indication of structure or what i was actually trying to present and tell to the audience. The improved design shows a more structured layout, and i've written notes on what i will be presenting on each page - why and how migration to mars is a high possibility in the future, other planets that could possibly be inhabitable and what problems could arise. With my Buzz Aldrin page, i have decided to change my original idea of using his image in a large scale across both pages, and i have changed my idea to using a spaceship shown travelling to the planet. The page will still be focused on the "Mission to Mars", but his image will be scaled down and not be the main focal point.
Here i have added some images that i will be taking as inspiration in my Zine. The Buzz Aldrin image will be traced, I will be using his image simply because he is a massive influence in the NASA industry, and is also the person with possibly the largest involvement in the migration to Mars movement. I also like the fact he wears a shirt specifically highlighting the word "MARS". The second image, taken from "The Simpsons Movie" involves a glass dome over the city. This will also be inspiration for my 3rd and 4th page of the zine. The spaceman illustration will be used as a base for my own interpretation, and used on my 2nd page. For my Mars planets themselves, i will most likely be painting different examples, using different shades of paints, etc.
Here i began making a start on the basic layout for my zine. I will use a range of different techniques, including painting along with digital work. The paintings will be uploaded on to Photoshop to be altered. I plan to paint the back of my zine - so it becomes the poster. Mars will also be painted and im planning to create my own typefaces for the titles and subheadings using paints. My colour palette will exist of 2 colours maximum - most likely orange to match the theme of Mars. My backgrounds will be black and my text will be white and/or orange.
Finalisation for the theme. On this page i wrote down developed details for the zine, including a title and a rough imagined layout so i would be able to develop these ideas onto paper easily, which will then be digitalised on InDesign.
Moving on to my second mind map, i began developing my idea of space migration. Originally i was unsure how i was going to interpret the theme of Space into migration, and i was planning to produce the zine on travelling to the moon. However after some consideration, i thought that migration to Mars worked much better and i knew i would be able to produce more detailed and professional work using this theme.
This is a mind map highlighting all the possibilities that could fall into the theme of Migration. Though some may seem completely random, when analysed i began to understand how it could relate. By producing this mind map, i also became open to many more ideas and started to develop a theme without difficulty.
Zine mood boards presenting the specific theme/style i expect to use in my own.
Here are some images that i took on my London trip, that i believe link with the theme of migration. Birds, road signs, bubbles and a flow of water.
I took inspiration from these zines in particular. I really like the layout of these, the green themed zine especially grabs my attention.
Mood board of images i found in a Fanzine book.