Make your own Book~ Especially useful for Graphic Designers

I wish I found this tutorial earlier, I had to do something like this for my Typography 2 class Dx

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Click on image for the tutorial!

 

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Dumb Girl

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So there’s this girl working half-assed at this well-known company in Kuwait, and she’s applying for this oil company, and you know what dear old daddy said? If she gets to the interview part she should lie to the interviewers and tell them she’s engaged so that she wouldn’t have to work late (she’s not, obviously).

She already barely does any work for the company she is now working in, and she makes sure to pretend to work so that she wouldn’t have to actually work on anything, and also when she does get work she makes sure to drag it for the entire day. Oh, and the work she does is always wrong and has serious mistakes that if not caught could cause major issues for the company. Oh, and also the most basics thing that one would learn in university and also requires common sense, well, she fails in it… Why do people not complain about her? Because the people who don’t work close with her think she’s a “sweet girl”.

Aha, so that makes it OK that she’s causing issues for the company?

Sigh, and here is my friend working his ass off at the company but because she’s a girl she gets these excuses and passes.

Such things makes me embarrassed to be a girl, I would rather work my ass off and make a reputation for myself instead of being considered a “sweet girl” but “because I’m a girl” it’s ok that I make such (serious) mistakes and such.

Man, I knew her in university, her naivety and dumbness pissed me off. Thank God I only had 1 class with her or I would have shredded her, and so help me God if I meet her know I will break her for being such a useless existence in the world, and getting away with it.

Why…Why….Why??

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Common sense… Why are you such a rare thing??

Is it becoming extinct??

Man, I forgot what it’s like talking or listening to someone and not think “Omg, where’s your common sense?!”

You know what’s frustrating? People who make things way more complicated/frustrating/annoying when it really isn’t.. Geez.

Instead of taking out my entire list of how people don’t have common sense or apparently can’t solve any issues with simplicity, I’ll just mention one such incident today by my professor.

Sigh.

So we have to come in on a Saturday for exams.

That’s fine, really it is.

I take 2 different classes with this teacher, and I have to come at 8am for the 1st exam.

But the 2nd….. The second one will be at 12:30, and there’s no exams, nothing to hand in (all the work is due ‘no later than thursday’, we just come to glance at our classmates portfolios that we already know! And it’ll take “only 30 minutes”

 

Well that’s great IF i didn’t have at 8am class! And since it’ll take only like max. an hour to complete the exam, I’d then have to wait till 12:30.

Maybe it’s just me, but what the fuck is the point? None of us care about looking at each other’s portfolios, we just want to pass! And instead of wasting my time waiting in uni for hours for a useless “final class” that’ll take only 30 mins, how about just no -.- I have so many projects to work on and geez I can’t seem to comprehend the point of going to that 1 class! If we had our presentations on Saturday (instead of today – we finished with our final proj/presentation) then I’d understand why we would have to come! If we had had any projects due on Saturday then I’d UNDERSTAND why we would have to come!!

But this? Seriously?

Common. Sense.

We are already overloaded with useless things that could have been done with if there was any thought in organization, but alas, no.

Why, whyyy, whyyyyyy >.<

This Time Period + Arranged Marriage = Forever Alone (or Forever Depressed)

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Ok, so I have to say I’m fuckin’ tired of hearing my friend wanting to get married, yet she says that it’s a taboo to talk to guys on a personal level.

Are you fucking kidding me??

Ok, let me dissect her narrow views in social relationships. I understand she’s an extremely religious person and would die before having a boyfriend/girlfriend type of relationship, however, she NEEDS to be able to talk to guys and deciding for herself whether they’d be husband material or not, and the first damn step to that is actually becoming friends with guys, since that’s the best way to get to know someone.

She keeps having old men or creepy unstable guys asking for her hand in marriage, and then she complains.

Ummm… duh. Arranged marriage these days are a sign of desperation and being unable to find someone, it’s kind of like going on a dating website – except in dating websites you are able to get to know the person way more before deciding to freakin’ marry them.

Also, what sane young guy would want to do arranged marriages???

1.Most of them already have girlfriends they plan on being with and don’t need mommy to hook them up with a bride who sits at home waiting to be called by the ‘perfect’ guy.

2. They end up falling for their friend who goes to university with them, or works at their job place, and then the guy ends up calling her family to ask to marry her

Notice that both include communication and friendship between both guy and girl???

If you don’t notice, good luck staying unmarried at your family’s house for the rest of your life, maybe start up a knitting business or something.

If you plan on sitting around to have someone amazing call and ask for your hand in marriage, while you don’t even talk to guys, or befriend them or even show what an awesome person you are – who the fuck are you expecting to call?? Your imaginary friend from kindergarten or something???

Seriously, grow up and open your brain (if you are close-minded) the world didn’t end 50 years ago, you know.

Worried “designer”

One of my book covers of my "series"

One of my book covers of my “series”

I have to be honest, I hate being a graphic design major in AUK. I feel like I’m restricted and not allowed to go far out artistically.. In 2 of my classes of this semester that just ended for me, I kept getting low grades for works I worked hard on. I kept getting positive feedback of my works from many successful graphic designers, however my professors seem to have a problem with it. When asking fellow students, they suggested to not put too much effort in it, which is how they’ve been getting good grades… yeah, go figure. I then started doing that towards the end of my semester and surprise surprise!!! I started getting good grades??? So is that the secret here?? :/ In my other class, I thought I was doing well until the second project in which she told us to design a product about ourselves – so I did. I created artworks and made 3 mini books (a series) out of them, focusing mainly on the cover artwork since that would be the part describing who I am. At first she liked it, but kept asking whether they were my works, I assured her it was and she seemed to believe me and wanted me to print out separate copies for her. The second time when she checked up the progress on our projects she looked at me with this suspicious condescending look and asked, “You did this? You?” I replied yes I did, and she was like, “You used brushes I’m guessing.” I said “No, I painted this on Photoshop” her reply, “You painted this? Aha”

…….

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I once again assured her yes I did, and when giving in the project I provided her with a CD on which I had 2 step-by-steps of my works, (the other file of my 3rd artwork was erased thanks to the crashing of my laptop). For the 3rd project we had to make a booklet for that product, I once again had to use the artworks I had made for my book series, and also made more illustrations for the booklet. When she saw them she once again questioned me about them suspiciously and it definitely didn’t sound like she believed me!!! I had provided her with proof and still she didn’t believe me. I don’t know if she keeps forgetting each encounter with my works, or she just seriously doubts I worked on them.

Now I’m extremely worried if I’m going to fail my class because apparently my works are too good to be mine, in her view -_- God, I guess I’ll find out if I passed or failed next week, wish me luck.

High School Days

In the past few weeks things have changed a lot in my personal life, for the better! Friends that I thought were close friends that I could rely on tossed their friendship with me in exchange of underage, attention-seeking girls. It might sound like I’m being spiteful, but there’s really no other way to describe them 😛 It’s weird, because now they are being called by everyone the “whore group” , the “group that drinks and does drugs”, “the losers”… God! I really did do the right thing by stopping to try and give those new girls a chance. It’s like God’s trying to give me a sign of some sort sign, because just a few days before I stopped talking to them, my high school friends reached out and we all started reconnecting again.

So now things feel… Lighter? Yeah, I guess that’s the best way to describe how I’m feeling. It’s funny, I guess it’s true, the friends you make in high school are the ones that end up lasting. No matter how long my friends and I have not talked, or whether we got into a fight, it’s like no matter what we know we can’t get rid of each other 😛 We have a lot of hilarious memories, and those are the only memories that I have with all the “friends” I have that make me burst out laughing – like last week during drama class, we were all in our group chat talking and reliving some stupidly hilarious memories we had, and I had to try so hard that it hurt to stop from bursting into laughter xD

That feeling, I’ve missed it for the past years, and I’m glad I got rid of the people that I felt were weighing me down negatively; I seriously don’t know how I managed to have gone through the past years without the lightness I’m feeling right now!