A New Flag and Teenage Diary

A New Flag and Teenage Diary - student project

For this layout, I'm using:

  • my artwork from last year's New Zealand Flag Referendum
  • a Golden Ratio geometric grid, and
  • Affinity Designer.

A New Flag and Teenage Diary - image 1 - student project

And here is the same layout with the grid...

A New Flag and Teenage Diary - image 2 - student project

The above spread is deliberately loud with it's red white and blue colours aiming to create an impact.

The photo below is one I took earlier this year. It was originally taken for promoting a round towel I designed.

With the spread below, I wanted to create the opposite feel to the one above.

The colours for the page number block and title are pulled from the towel's pink pineapples to create a diagonal splash of colour from bottom-left up to the top right.

The title and serene backdrop create tension by hinting at a story that could go in any number of directions (if I ever got around to writing one).

A New Flag and Teenage Diary - image 3 - student project

A New Flag and Teenage Diary - image 4 - student project

I'm using an old laptop that has been rebuilt, and in the process I lost my fonts. For these spreads, I've used pre-installed Mac fonts for now.

Chris Heath

The Geometrical Design Guy

Teacher