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Chris Heath

Writer | Designer | Illustrator

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A New Flag and Teenage Diary

For this layout, I'm using:

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

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

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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).

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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.

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