The challenge- Create a composition:
• Duration: No time constraints. Emphasis is on number of explorations than time taken.
• Software: Adobe InDesign (none other)
• Objective: Understanding arrangements with respect to a given space and an increasing number of elements.
• Project files:
You will need passport sized photographs (soft copy/ digital), names, phone numbers and postal addresses of 20 friends (including your own) as well as the address of your institute for this task. Have these ready in a folder before you start this task. You may work in the Task 2 source file provided in the References and downloads section.
Work in the white box provided in the file. That is the space within which you will create your compositions.
Before you start creating the composition, give a thought to which position is appropriate to place the photograph and why? During your explorations, do some compositions appear balanced while others floating? Does the position of elements in a given space affect the meaning of the composition? Perhaps space is not merely a void and has meaning.
Create a composition in the given space, by using your photograph, your name, phone number, address as well as your institute address.
Add another page to the InDesign file, this time along with your details include details of your best friend. This page will have two friends.
Now compose photograph, name, phone number, address as well as institute address of 5 friends (you and 4 others) in the same space. Thus the space remains same but the number of friends increases.
Create a composition with details of 10 friends (you and 9 more).
Create a composition with details of 20 friends.
- Can you go further? How many friends can you possibly include in that given (fixed, cannot increase) space? We say you can include 30 friends in the same space. Are you up for the challenge?