STORY OF THE PAGE: I love being a bee for Halloween. In case that might have slipped by anyone who has ever read my blog. Ever. I decided to pull bee images from the past several years and make a digital page. Something simple. Something clean. Something crap free. I was going to print out a bunch of photos, glue ’em all down, yada yada yada, but instead I used a really old template as my base and just said, “Simplicity NOW!”
DESIGN BREAKDOWN: Black and white and yellow. And white space. This, my blog reading friends, is a quintessential page. Story. Images. Design. It just makes me go, “YESSSSSSS!” You have simple repetition with the yellow in the title and the images. The black. The white. And a nice framing space around all of the visual content. The other thing that is my most favorite thing to do on a layout? One font. Archer. Used in two weights: book and bold. When you use one font on a design, varying only its size and weight, you create a unity to the design. Your fonts aren’t screaming for attention. They’re merely serving the story at hand. Try this on your next page that incorporates type and see if it makes you sit back and go, “YESSSSSS!”
TECHNICAL SHIT: I made this using Adobe Photoshop with my computer using my hands and a Magic Mouse. I will print this page onto photo paper, tuck it into my All About Cathy album and high five myself when it’s all over. (Okay, I can get more technical if you like.) Sometimes, I will look through my collection of templates just to find a design with a solid photo collage. That’s what I did here and then just deleted elements from the template until I got what I wanted to play with.
SENTIMENTAL SHIT: Thanks for all the feedback and general pollenated love on the 2014 Bee Dance. I had a blast doing it. What? You missed it? Don’t worry! I got your back.
And yes, I’m already thinking of what I can do in 2015.