Degree show set-up: catalogue & text.

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Jon Levy’s text hung in the exhibition.

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The podiums with the iPads on, in the gallery

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I made this QR code so that visitors could view the exhibition catalogue on their devices. All the QR codes and project descriptions were printed at 15cm squared.

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iPad with the catalogue front cover displayed.

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Two people looking at the catalogue.

Final Catalogue

Here are a few pages from the final catalogue layout.

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Click here to view the final catalogue layout! This is not the interactive version, as that is only available on tablet devices.

Hanging my work…

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Before: This is the wall I was allocated.

Because my pieces were very lightweight, I decided to use sticky-back velcro to hang them. The velcro didn’t stick to the wood very well though, but I had anticipated this & had brought a staple gun to staple each side of the velcro to the wood and to the wall. It worked really well. The benefit of using velcro was that no fixings were visible, therefore the overall look is professional.

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After.

Printed Jon Levy Exhibition text print.

I just collected this A0 print from Vital Signz, they did a really good job, however, I had to ask them to trim down the foamex as it was visible from the front, when looking at it face-on. I’m so glad I found this company, they did a massive favour for me by rushing these print jobs through. He told me that the inks are supposed to dry for 48 hours before he sends them to clients, but as I was picking them up, he allowed me to take it as soon as it was ready.

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Foreword from Jon Levy

I just received this email from Jon Levy, with the foreword for the catalogue. (Just in time to get it printed for display at the exhibition!)

HI Heleln
Hope this reaches you in time. feel free to edit it as needed or return to me if you had something else in mind. It is from the heart and I do mean it though :)
xxx to all
J

These guys are amazing, they have amazed me and they have taught me too, even as I was tasked to teach them. Isn’t that the best teaching after all though, where the street goes both ways and the teacher is stretched to engage with his students as he asks them to broaden their own horizons. I have been excited and emboldened by the passion and variety of views that the students each have put into their work. and I have been constantly impressed and reassured of the undimmed light of photography in their hands. From traditional story projects to unbelievable design and new concepts for visualising and seeing our world, the students have each pushed the boundaries of what photography can do and what they wish to say with their work. In the weeks that I spent talking with each of them and viewing their work i have got to know their aspirations and been privileged to see their methods in progress but above all I have been revitalised by their ingenuity, talent and the force of their achievements. This is not a class of photography students, this is, in each and every one of them, the future of photography: taking what has been done before and ,with respect and humility, forging a path to new image making and new ways of telling their own stories as well as those of their subjects. it is testament to their success that across all disciplines of photography they have brought me, their editor and their reader, along on the journey and their work has touched me as only great photography can.
Jon Levy, May 2013

Creating an interactive Catalogue.

I received all the information from the other students, so I set about making the catalogue into an interactive document within InDesign.

I found this great resource on adobe.com that has helped me to embed videos. 

This is the tutorial I followed to create the live twitter feed.

I found this forum when researching how to link to other ‘articles’ within the folio. We followed the instructions using the ‘navto://’ code and it worked really well!

Using ‘Digital Publishing Suite’, ‘Folio Builder’ & ‘Folio Overlays’

I’ve been using some new software in order to create my interactive document. ‘Folio Builder’ and ‘Folio Overlays’ are plugins for Adobe InDesign. ‘Digital Publishing Suite’ is a free online facility.

it took me a while to figure out how to use these in order to achieve our desired interactive catalogue, however, I got there in the end and I’m going to simplify it below.

- Instead of one document with many pages, each page must exist in it’s own separate file.

-Add pages to the Folio Builder panel- these pages are known as articles (drag the articles to move them).

- Use the Folio Overlays panel to develop interactivity such as slideshows, twitter feeds and links to other ‘articles’ within the folio.

-Log in to the Folio Panel using a Digital Publishing Suite account & upload the folio containing all the articles.

-To view on an iPad, download the ‘Digital Publishing Suite’

The video below demonstrates how to use the Folio Builder.

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