I went on the Manchester Underground tour the other day. Partly because I thought it would be interesting and partly to get more images for NMP. The tunnels were under the Great Northern building. Most of my pictures were flooded with the camera flash because all we had was torch light. There was about 30 people on the tour and i tried my best to get pictures with no-one in while keeping up with the group

  1. This is a track from Madison State

    I did a search online to find out which sites they use to promote themselves and found it quite difficult. Their name/ username varies and so do the band members. The line-up has changed over the years and as so has he music a bit. So the main thing is to find an overall name which they can have as a username on these sites. I would also suggest that they choose the sites carefully as managing the content of each one will take time and could confuse people when some are less updated. This is what they have currently

    madisonstate.co.uk

    twitter.com/MStateOfficial

    facebook.com/madisonband

    soundcloud.com/madison-state-official

    soundcloud.com/madisonuk

    reverbnation.com/madisonstate

    I think the most appropriate would be these 5…

    Twitter (for direct updates from the band), Facebook (for fans as a forum and to show events), Soundcloud (for music), Myspace (because it has potential for music and links to other sites), Instagram (to share photos)

    These sites are popular with the target audience and can easily be updated though a smart phone

    The music could be sold through the main website with paypal or on a site like bandcamp. 


  2. 18 Feb
  3. createlearnexhibitwork:

Issue 3 of Twenty Two is now available to read online. www.twentytwozine.com

    createlearnexhibitwork:

    Issue 3 of Twenty Two is now available to read online. www.twentytwozine.com

  4. > We Made a Pub Quiz

    Here’s the website for the Pub Quiz event 21ST MARCH

    Follow on Twitter

    Tickets available from 1st March

    Goody bags going out to creatives across Manchester/ Salford the week beginning 11th March

  5. septagonstudios:

Mary Kate McDevitt

    septagonstudios:

    Mary Kate McDevitt

    (via sarahvangough)

  6. I quite like this site which has a moving logo. It may be good for my band site to have a moving element to show the energy their music gives

    I quite like this site which has a moving logo. It may be good for my band site to have a moving element to show the energy their music gives


  7. 18 Feb
  8. tashatime:

Robert teaching the students how to save money and not defraud the nation of tax… Going through how to register and being self employed

This was both scary and informative. Managing my finances is definitely something I needed info on especially when dealing with clients, creating/managing invoices and tax.

    tashatime:

    Robert teaching the students how to save money and not defraud the nation of tax… Going through how to register and being self employed

    This was both scary and informative. Managing my finances is definitely something I needed info on especially when dealing with clients, creating/managing invoices and tax.

    (via philpittam)

  9. This is the site in progress Photoshop screenshot. The process up to this point-
1. Pages and content. 
Index- Logo, facebook and twitter buttons, headline about EP, Soundcloud player, Large image background
EP- Cover image, track listings, promotion to gain interest, buy button, share button
Gigs- Listings date, location, buy tickets
Gallery/ Videos- Content from the bands official Instagram and Youtube
Blog- News on gigs, release dates, rehearsals, merchandise. Share button for each post
Merch?- Could link to another site from the header
2. Layout & content research
During my research I quickly warmed to the single scrolling style of design. There isn’t really enough content for each section to have a page and clicking though each one would be is a chore especially if there are only a few upcoming gigs for example. The main aim for the website is to link with social networks and engage with fans while promoting the band. The target audience are aged 18-35 Males so they will most likely have gadgets and an understanding of social tech. I’ve decided to incorporate a Pay-with-a-Tweet button which will give fans a free track in exchange for a tweet on their profile. An Instagram feed will also get images which are #madisonstate so images from gigs etc can be shown. I also found a site called Stratus which adds a Soundcloud bar to the footer.
3. Design
For headers I used the same font family as the one used in my logo for consistency and then found a complimentary web font to use as body copy. I brought in an accent colour to make certain bits of information stand out and make the site less monotone. I didn’t want to make it too clean cut because of the genre of music so I’ve used rough lines and textured backgrounds with 1 or 2 grunge brushes.
I wireframed the site with a sketch and then used a grid on Photoshop to design on to. At the moment seeing what works and what doesn’t in terms of ordering the sections and balancing text with image.
I’m also thinking about how it will work when designed and in a browser, in terms of navigation and browser width. Rocknine have also agreed to help me out with the logistics of it once designed.

    This is the site in progress Photoshop screenshot. The process up to this point-

    1. Pages and content.

    Index- Logo, facebook and twitter buttons, headline about EP, Soundcloud player, Large image background

    EP- Cover image, track listings, promotion to gain interest, buy button, share button

    Gigs- Listings date, location, buy tickets

    Gallery/ Videos- Content from the bands official Instagram and Youtube

    Blog- News on gigs, release dates, rehearsals, merchandise. Share button for each post

    Merch?- Could link to another site from the header

    2. Layout & content research

    During my research I quickly warmed to the single scrolling style of design. There isn’t really enough content for each section to have a page and clicking though each one would be is a chore especially if there are only a few upcoming gigs for example. The main aim for the website is to link with social networks and engage with fans while promoting the band. The target audience are aged 18-35 Males so they will most likely have gadgets and an understanding of social tech. I’ve decided to incorporate a Pay-with-a-Tweet button which will give fans a free track in exchange for a tweet on their profile. An Instagram feed will also get images which are #madisonstate so images from gigs etc can be shown. I also found a site called Stratus which adds a Soundcloud bar to the footer.

    3. Design

    For headers I used the same font family as the one used in my logo for consistency and then found a complimentary web font to use as body copy. I brought in an accent colour to make certain bits of information stand out and make the site less monotone. I didn’t want to make it too clean cut because of the genre of music so I’ve used rough lines and textured backgrounds with 1 or 2 grunge brushes.

    I wireframed the site with a sketch and then used a grid on Photoshop to design on to. At the moment seeing what works and what doesn’t in terms of ordering the sections and balancing text with image.

    I’m also thinking about how it will work when designed and in a browser, in terms of navigation and browser width. Rocknine have also agreed to help me out with the logistics of it once designed.

  10. I’ve been working on the band website today. The content will be split in to sections on a single scrolling page. I’ve decided to do this because there isn’t enough content for each section to have it’s own page. More about this tomorrow…

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GEORGE DUNKLEY

BA (Hons) Graphic Design
University of Salford
Graduated 2013
First class honours
YCN Winner 2012/13
Currently Saving the World from Boring Baby Stuff at Cosatto

I'm a 22 year old tumblr addict from Bury, UK. This is a personal blog of things I've done during my 3 years at university (and then some).

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