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May 6, 2010 at 7:53 pm

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michele aweeky’s website critique

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this is a link to fine films, the website of Sean and Andrea Fine, investigative journalists who turn their reporting into award-winning documentaries. they focus their work on stories involving human rights and underdeveloped societies, which is what i’d like to eventually specialize my career in. the website is attractive and clean and very easy to navigate. it holds a lot of information without overwhelming the audience because of the way it’s organized.

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April 21, 2010 at 3:06 am

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michele aweeky — magazine spread

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Here’s my layout, a week early, because I thought it was due today and worked on it for hours yesterday to get it done before I realized the due date was the 13th. Oh well.

The magazine cover I made was for a travel magazine, which I would not have picked if I had known we’d need all of our own photos for our magazine spread. So, I tried to make it work. I took a bunch of pictures over the weekend of my friends making S’mores in my friend’s backyard and turned it into ‘The Camping Chronicles’. I thought that subject was pretty fitting for a travel magazine.

I’ve used InDesign a lot in the past, so I didn’t think I’d have a lot of trouble doing this. Though working with the program wasn’t difficult, absolute creative freedom really gave me trouble. I found that being given a few requirements and told ‘go’ can be a lot harder than you’d think it’d be. But once I had a rough draft of where I wanted things to be, I think it fell into place nicely.

I tried using colors that went well together but also didn’t distract too much from the photos, because ultimately that is what you want your readers focusing on.

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April 7, 2010 at 12:54 pm

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michele aweeky — mag cover

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This is my magazine, Discover. I chose to make a travel magazine cover because I think that the pictures on travel magazines are always very striking and draw in consumers’ attention. I chose this particular pictures because I thought that the open sky gave me a good opportunity to put in large text for the title, and it was also a good color to contrast with the blue in the picture. This is not my own picture, but I did get permission from the person who owns the copyright to use it.

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March 24, 2010 at 3:27 am

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michele aweeky magazine cover

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this is my favorite magazine cover. as soon as I heard the assignment, this image popped into my head. the photograph is so strong and it draws the reader in. though the text around the picture is really minimal, i think the design of the cover is very strong. the small amount of text does not take away from the picture at all, and keeps the cover balanced.

my cover will be for a travel magazine called ‘ destination’.

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March 17, 2010 at 1:07 am

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michele aweeky–infographic

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I made an infographic of the top 5 Beatles songs played on Last.fm in the last week.

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February 28, 2010 at 7:43 pm

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curling infographic — michele aweeky

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I like this infographic because, first of all, it tries to explain exactly what Curling, the Olympic sport, is. I think that’s very ambitious. Anyway, I think that there is a lot of information in this infographic, and I think that it’s layed out neatly and creatively enough that it doesn’t overwhelm its audience. It’s also, obviously, targeted toward people who do not understand the sport, and I think that is clear by the general language being used on the graphic. I also like that it sticks to a very strict color scheme, as not to distract the reader from the purpose of the graphic. I just think it’s a very clean, clear, and well done graphic that really takes its audience into consideration, all while look attractive and well planned.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6RbZKweOfIY/S3R-5jQzYNI/AAAAAAAAAUc/LEoel4WFY9E/s1600-h/Curling_Tel

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February 21, 2010 at 10:06 pm

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