Lauren Parker | History of Comic Books

LAUREN PARKER

Hi, my name is Lauren, and I am a graduate of the University of Portsmouth studying BA (Hons)

Graphic Design and hope to go on and do my masters at Loughborough in September 2021. I am organised, hardworking, and creatively driven in design and have experience in both print and digital projects. I have a love for branding, editorial and infographic design and I have strong technical skills in adobe software, including an Adobe Certified Associate in Adobe Photoshop.

History of Comic Books

My final major project unit focused on the history of comic books characters and the pioneers of Marvel and DC. I created 6 books which folded out into a poster on the back. Three books focused on Marvel creators, villains, and the Avengers and the other three focused on DC creators, villains, and the Justice League.

I was inspired by the pop art movement and wanted to keep the style consistent throughout the design. I was also influenced by comics

from the 1930’s that I had analysed which used a simpler background design and had more of a focus on the character design, text and narrative. 

 

The poster design was mainly inspired by Andy Warhol as I used a 4 by 4 grid which showed different characters in order of the year, they debut in comic books. I wanted the tones of the heroes to be lighter than the villains to give the design some more levels and making it easier to differentiate between the characters but still work together as a set.

Lauren Parker | History of Comic Books
Lauren Parker | History of Comic Books
Lauren Parker | History of Comic Books
Lauren Parker | History of Comic Books
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