Bitch. Slut. Whore. ~ Fault: The Gender Issue

FAULT, The Gender Issue, explores how men and women are portrayed in society. History has stereotyped perceptions about gender roles, this issue will exemplify the dichotomy between the blurring of masculinity and femininity, and the resistance to gender equality.”

 

 

Well finally it’s here, my first major design project at university and I’m proud to say I got a distinction for my efforts. In groups we were tasked to create a cohesive edition of ‘Fault’ magazine, each student was to created one article spreading over 4-6 pages. Our group decided to base our edition on gender issues. ‘Bitch. Slut. Whore.’ is a must read article as it beautifully encapsulates the tongue and cheek attitude we strove to capture for our magazine. The article I created begins on page 31, it explores the issue of children stuck in Australian offshore detention centres. Also on page 23 is a piece of art I created as filler in place of adds for our magazine.

One of the requirements of this assignment was to participate in a peer review. Three weeks before the final submission, each student filled out a form grading each student within the group and left a comment at the end. This allowed honest unfiltered critique and gave us the chance to further refine our spreads before the final submission. I’m proud of the work our group did, we were able to overcome challenges and pool our ideas together for a kick but collaboration. Although I don’t know who said what, I thought I’d share some of the feedback left by my peers. I really hope I get to work with some of those guys again!

“Beau was great… the leader of the group providing constructive feedback to other members and helping when he can. His work turned out to be superb”

“Your spreads have come a long way. I really like your new title page and the crayon illustrations really compliment you article.”

“I found your article very interesting, the photography with the hand drawn illustrations goes well with the article, however maybe a darker yellow would have brought out the illustrations.”

“Took feedback so well! Made appropriate changes and was at every meeting. Style guide has been taken on board. Great weekly improvements and suggestions.”

“Your re-working of the spreads really helped, they look clean and the images are awesome.”

“Great leadership role in the group, keeping everyone together and making decisions. Your article looked really neat with the hand drawn elements layered over the photographs, was both topical and neat looking.”

“You were very much a group leader and great at generating ideas and concepts for yourself and others from the beginning. Your critiques were very helpful to everyone and your understanding of the style guide benefited not just yourself. Your were great at providing multiple iterations of your spreads, this makes your hard work evident. The final product looks incredible and provides a serious aspect to the magazine.”

“Co-operated well with the group and took on suggestions willingly and applied them effectively. produced very strong conceptual work.”

“Love the way you got yours to work with the group aesthetic. and worked though numerous ideas.
The title illustration could be neatened somehow, just doesn’t look as sharp, aesthetically beautiful as some.
The colour and photos are great, perhaps the tone of the yellow could be dimmed for the pull quotes to make them easier to read?
Last spread could be a bit too cluttered with images, maybe cut one or two?”

“Ah mazing work! Even though your printer like screwed up I understood where you were headed and I think it was out standing! Only real criticism was that you didn’t do more spreads, the yellow was genius, wish I thought of it. 10/10”

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