As I have shared recently in my social media, I recently self-published a portfolio; a self-design process that took me a little over a month with a lot of scrutiny and at least one starting over after a nearly completed design did not resonate with my taste. After three completely different indesign files, many Pdf files, and different exports, however, I managed to come up with one that I truly can get behind.
Before anything, Many Many thanks to Joella Brill, Yashni Kothari, Irvin Tan, and Vicky Yang for all of your glorious glorious input and help! Cheers! (clickable links are to their respective website, if at all)
Feel free to click the image above to check out the behance page containing the design for the zine. Here, however I want to show some drafts that did not make it. The two first covers, for example.
The two covers, aside from the fact that they're pretty hideous, did not capture my interest as a photographer. Moreover, the contemporary - minimalistic approach did not fit the content, most of which are anything but. I opted to use my collaborative work with Mick Qian as the cover due to its punch. The darker palette also interacts better with many of my photographs.
The content also used to include more work, but was cut down in the interest of size and conciseness. Moreover, much of the text was cut down to an introductory text at the start and website link at the back to give more emphasis on the images. An previous design can be seen below showing a place holder text for Kennedy CIty Bikes. For my first portfolio magazine, I wanted it to be concise and to the point; for other works, however, text within the deign will be a much welcomed pairing.
ADYTIAPUTRA is currently planned to be released annually, with every edition containing the work I produce the year prior.