Revealing Gallipoli

Revealing Gallipoli

Link: Revealing Gallipoli PDF (1.3Mb)

Size: 7 pages

My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

Website client: TV ONE

Dates: April 2005

Brief: to design a study guide for the TV documentary Revealing Gallipoli in Freehand which was then made into a PDF, and linked from TV ONE's website. The study guide is aimed at teachers who want to screen the documentary in their classrooms and use it as an educational tool.

My responsibilities included:

  • Design and layout of the study guide in Freehand, ensuring that my design would both look good as a PDF, and would also print clearly
  • Utilisation of screenshots from the documentary within the study guide
  • Creation of a PDF and adding active links within the PDF to external websites
  • Proofreading of document and fully testing the PDF.

I decided to base my design on the Art Nouveau style which was prevalent at the time of Gallipoli. I wanted it to be sombre and respectful, while at the same time beautiful. The frame design is similar to that used in silent movies, and the typeface is ParisMetro - a classic Art Nouveau font, inspired by the lettering of the Paris Metro stations.