Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Brainwave. Issue 10. Sounds Amazing.

I have been internet deprived for quite some time and the new Brainwave issue has turned 12 days old. Better late than never. The latest issue is dedicated to sound and features an exclusive interview with Resul Pookutty, sound designer and editor. Talking about my contribution for the Magazine this time - I shall start off with the layout changes brought into the section headers. I redesigned all the section icons working with pixels to keep consistency along the pages. It also lends a personal say from the design aspect than using available clip arts.

Moving on the regular section 'Ask us why', Dr Srinath Perur have answered why not to eat upside down. 

To start off the cover story, I decided to work with onomatopoeic words and make a collage out of it. 
To follow the cover story, we used comic strips and infographics to show the various experiments conducted by scientists in the area of sound. Here is a glimpse to some of the artworks. 

We have a 'DIY' section for this issue where we help you in making four different musical instruments, each showcasing the way sound is produced in a specific manner through vibrations. Here is one of the spreads dedicated to Instrument making. 
Apart from the cover story, we have a new section called 'Shoebox' where the purpose of using a globe and a map has been analyzed through the story of two siblings. Bangalore to New York - 

I will end the post with 'Heads and Tails'. This spread talks about the famous case of Mike, the headless chicken and two head transplant surgeries conducted on animals. I worked with drawing inks to do the title and the illustrations in duotone. The good thing about drawing ink is that the black works well for inking as it's not water soluble. This helps in using layers of colour on top of the inked artwork.

Right now, the work is running tight with the next issue inching close to deadline. Hopefully, I will have my holidays soon. 

1 comment:

  1. I love the way you make your illustrations work within a layout! :) It looks like a page i could tear out and keep! and every page is treated with care and so is every style you use! :D