Monday, February 09, 2009

Double Page Spread Illustrations for New Scientist magazine (ABC Certificate in Illustration @ LCC)

Assignment Brief

Option 1 - Read the ‘Private life of the brain’ New Scientist article and develop ideas to be used to create two illustrations to accompany it (see attached article).

The Illustrations must fit the indicated areas in the ‘Private life of the brain’ article. Size of illustration on page 28 must be no larger than 181 mm Deep by 185 mm Wide. Size of Illustration on pages 30 and 31 must be no larger than 86 mm Deep by 195 mm Wide.

This article deals with the biological science therefore it would be useful once you have read the article (at least twice) to speak to others about its content. Use these exchanges to help you form ideas that can be developed into appropriate images to fit the article.

Option 2 - Read the ‘Where are the bodies?’ New Scientist article and develop ideas to be used to create two illustrations to accompany it (see attached article).

The Illustrations must fit the indicated areas in the ‘Where are the bodies?’ article. Size of illustration on pages 40 and 41 must be no larger than 154 mm Deep by 160 mm Wide. Size of Illustration on page 42 must be no larger than 79 mm Deep by 122 mm Wide.

This article deals with the archaeology and anthropology therefore it would be useful once you have read the article (at least twice) to speak to others about its content. Use these exchanges to help you form ideas that can be developed into appropriate images to fit the article.

You will also use the research you collected during your visits to the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. Use research completed previously on the course to support your understanding of your chosen article.

In addition to this consider the following:
• Investigate the New Scientists target audience
• The two illustrations must be consistent in quality and be recognisable as the work of the same image-maker
• A full size ‘mock up’ of the DPS (see attached articles).