Imaging final stages

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Outer covers


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Inner booklets


After I finished the sketches on paper, I scanned them so I could use them as a reference while redrawing them on illustrator.

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As I redrew them on illustrator, I had to make many changes as some things didn’t look quite right as it looked on paper.

For instance, while making the Pinas ship booklet, I thought of having black lines around each ship to give it more emphasis but it didn’t look right on illustrator. I tried different gradient styles until I was happy with one.

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Process

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Final style


Final booklets and covers

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Malaysia – Longboatscreen-shot-2016-10-30-at-3-51-52-am

Qatar – Dhow boatscreen-shot-2016-10-30-at-3-52-06-am

Peru – Lancha

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Qatar – Yatch

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Peru – Reed boat screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-3-53-08-am

Malaysia – Pinas Ship

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Qatar

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Peru

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Malaysia

Text

I also had trouble with the text because I later realised that serif fonts do not work on smaller scales as it is not very legible as compared to san serif fonts.

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Here, “Baglah” is not as legible as “Sambuk”.

Making the main box

Once I was done illustrating the matchboxes, I started working on the outermost box. I was really confused on how to make it. Then I thought the best thing would be to reuse elements from the designs that I already created to make an outer box so as to bring everything together.

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Type made from different elements used in Dhow boat, Lancha, Longboat and Yatch.

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Front of box

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Box template and the inside color

 

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