-22- Publication design

For our first assignment this semester in electronic publishing, we were asked to create a four-page publication geared towards college students, titled Healthier By Degrees. We were provided all of the copy, and our job was to decide on the layout, fonts, and colors, and shoot appropriate photographs.

Instead of taking pictures, I decided to draw all my own illustrations so I could have full control. I drew with black pen on plain white paper, and scanned all of my drawings into the computer. Using Photoshop, I colored my illustrations with the paint bucket tool, and placed the photos in In Design.

It was a great learning experience, and now that I know how it all works, I will definitely be using of my own illustrations for future work!

Publication Design – Healthier By Degrees


-21- Festival du Voyageur

Every February, Winnipeg celebrates French-Canadian culture for 10 days in the heart of St. Boniface at Festival du Voyageur. This tradition started in 1970 and has been going strong ever since. Inside of Fort Gibraltar, voyageurs demonstrate and explain how those in the early 19th century cooked, made canoe paddles and snowshoes, tanned leather, traded fur, decorated their clothes, and kept warm during the winter months.

Fort Gibraltar was originally built in 1809 by the North West Company voyageurs, but was captured seven years later by the Hudson’s Bay Company and destroyed. A year later, the British authorities gave NWC permission to rebuild. The fort was destroyed by the Red River flood in 1852, but was rebuilt in 1978 by the Festival du Voyageur.

Here’s a look at the voyageur lifestyle inside of Fort Gibraltar.

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Warmly dressed people explore Fort Gibraltar on a cold winter day. Feb. 20, 2016/ALANNA YUEN
Chantelle Gauthier, Eric Limpalaer, and Laurie MacDonell warm up by the fire and wait for their next meal to finish cooking. Feb. 20, 2016/ALANNA YUEN
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James Young cuts potatoes for a chickpea curry dish he promised to make for the vegetarian voyageurs. Feb. 20, 2016/ALANNA YUEN
Jean-Marc Lafond serves bread and a hearty pork and vegetable stew made on the dutch oven to Arielle Morier-Roy and Debbie Young. Feb. 20, 2016/ALANNA YUEN
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Mark Blieske demonstrates how voyageurs carved canoe paddles. Feb. 20, 2016/ALANNA YUEN
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Nathan Beal uses a coping saw to carefully cut a hole into a silver brooch. Feb.20, 2016/ALANNA YUEN
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Handcrafted brooches lay on a red sash. The Luckenbooth heart-shaped brooch was a very common Scottish brooch which symbolized love. Feb. 20, 2016/ALANNA YUEN

-20- Cold-bustin’ guacamole

I’ve been fighting a cold for the past few days. What a bummer to have a sore throat, stuffy nose, and a headache all during reading week! I guess it’s better to be sick while I don’t have classes?

Anyway, whenever I’m under the weather I try to incorporate more garlic into my diet. So tonight I made some extremely garlicky, kick-ass guacamole to help speed up my recovery, and I want to share it with you. It’s super simple, fast, and easy. I promise.

What you need:

  • 2 ripe avocados, mashed
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

Mix the above ingredients in a bowl and let the concoction sit for 30 minutes, so the delicious flavors blend together. Then eat your heart out! You can dip tortilla chips, soda crackers, or carrots into the guacamole… or spread it on toast.

VoilĂ . I told you it was simple!