Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
A Designer's Monologue by AbhaySingh1 A Designer's Monologue by AbhaySingh1
Hit download for a high resolution version (3605*2787px, 3MB), or you'll miss out on the details. ;)

Here's my latest college project. We were asked to do any project we liked and were given 5 weeks' time to finish it. I've chosen to create this book which is meant to create awareness of design in a very simple way - through a monologue. When put together in order, the spreads say:

"What is design? Is it what people say it is? Is it just fancy artwork? No. Design is a lot more than that. It is simple, honest, intelligent communication. Of course, that doesnít mean it has to look boringÖ thatís what makes it such hard work!

Good design costs more than a pair of jeans, but the value it brings is enormous. Why pay twice as much for a Mac thatís half as powerful as a PC? Itís simple. Itís pretty. It works. Itís good design and you want one.

A good product + A good design = Happy customers *

* Happy customers help you grow"


The order of the spreads is from left to right, top to bottom, the first (top-left) one being the cover.

Printed on:
Cover - 260gsm Stardream Dolomite metallic paper
Inner pages - 260gsm matte coated art paper

Cut, stitched and bound by hand by me. :)

Some stock images taken from sxc.hu (paper, book etc. on spread 2 and Mac Pro on spread 10). Credit for the tileable wood texture on spread 2 goes to [link] by *ftIsis-Stock :)

Have a look at the spreads individually at [link] or the Issuu.com book version at [link]
Add a Comment:
 
:iconyo70:
YO70 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011   Interface Designer
amazing
Reply
:iconabhaysingh1:
AbhaySingh1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :)
Reply
:iconevosonic88:
Evosonic88 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
ш like it!
Reply
:iconabhaysingh1:
AbhaySingh1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :)
Reply
:iconiisjah:
iisjah Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant :la: Love the different approaches :nod:
Reply
:iconabhaysingh1:
AbhaySingh1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot :D
Reply
:iconh-a-designs:
H-A-designs Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
This is realy good, I liked how you explained the piece also it is interesting to know
Reply
:iconabhaysingh1:
AbhaySingh1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot :) glad you like it
Reply
:iconprasaath:
prasaath Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Really great dude
Reply
:iconcoreper:
coreper Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
very nice!
Reply
:iconsindos:
sindos Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just sold me a mac. A third one 8D

I love the monologue, I didn't think it was advertisement, at the beggining it felt more of a definition (I had a project to definine "contemporary design" on a book once), so, while you think you read an essay, a pretty displayed narrative, °BAM! buy our products! nicely done 8)
Reply
:iconaskiller:
AsKiller Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
very clever, beautiful, but i don't agree with you on the mac thing, what mac brings in that is most appealing are the cheap softwares and the hardware compatibility that a pc made of korean + chinese + who-knows-where-made parts don't have.
Reply
:iconabhaysingh1:
AbhaySingh1 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I agree that Macs are easier to run and the default hardware has no compatibility issues, that's what I meant by the "it works" part. :) BTW I'd say Windows 7 is also just as good in the hardware department, it has correctly recognized everything I've thrown at it till now! And the software that really matters (Adobe CS for example) costs the same on a Mac, whereas there could be several free alternatives on other computers for cheap paid Mac software. Also, the expensive hardware more than makes up for the cheap software. ;)

I'm not against Macs at all, I'd prefer to work on a Mac over a Windows PC any day, but I don't think Macs are quite perfect yet and I feel the HUGE price difference is unjustified. Which doesn't mean I wouldn't pay that much for a Mac. Hehehe... ;)
Reply
:iconaskiller:
AsKiller Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
got it ;)
Reply
:icondrailed:
drailed Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
I really like this. It really shows aspiring and interested graphic designers how design is not boring and you can find beauty and creativity in any project you may come in contact with. :) Great job!
Reply
:iconabhaysingh1:
AbhaySingh1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :)
Reply
:icongrafficjam:
grafficjam Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
vewy nice.
Reply
:iconabhaysingh1:
AbhaySingh1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a lot! :)
Reply
:iconneoaks007:
NeoAks007 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work... :clap::clap::clap:
Reply
:iconabhaysingh1:
AbhaySingh1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :)
Reply
:iconmedisgreen:
medisgreen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
since you have 2 spreads featuring apple it feels like you made the book to sell the mac.

may be u should pitch it to them and make some money.
Reply
:iconabhaysingh1:
AbhaySingh1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Or at least get a free mac pro :P
Reply
:iconmedisgreen:
medisgreen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
hehe.. yea.. im telling u.. sell it to them :P
Reply
:icondado24:
dado24 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
beautiful compositions, interesting messages.
Reply
:iconabhaysingh1:
AbhaySingh1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :)
Reply
:icondraciel56:
Draciel56 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great :D

This is really cool.
Reply
:iconabhaysingh1:
AbhaySingh1 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :D
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 3605 × 2787




Details

Submitted on
September 21, 2009
Image Size
3.3 MB
Resolution
3605×2787
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
8,898
Favourites
92 (who?)
Comments
27
Downloads
510

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×