Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Ok I guess the midterm is finally here! I revised everything about 536 times so let's hope something's good!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
So we had to pic a neat looking pic from somewhere, and I picked a fun little pic of cute elephant candle votive thingies. We were then told to use it on three different layouts, which sucks because my image is 72 ppi. EW. SOOOO, I am just working with what I've got. I emailed the artist and asked her for a larger image and no responses yet :( These layouts kind of took me forever, because I had to figure out what each thing was going to be about then I had to find copy about it and THEN think of a flippin design and THEN execute it. anyway, here's what I have.
Friday, October 2, 2009
I haven't been on the blog in a while I miss it! I don't have a couple of the layouts that should have been on here because I already revised them without saving my old drafts, so we'll just have to go with what I have now. I put up my final stress layout which pretty much sucks. I'll be sure and change that before portfolio review. I also have my two final food layouts, both of which I am actually pretty happy about! I decided to go in a somewhat different direction with the donuts and make cute illustrations instead of finding crappy photos. I think it turned out well, and i like my little crumbs and small touches like that. The how safe was pretty decent from the beginning but just needed some tweaking here and there. My final touch was to lead the main body copy to match with the height of the sidebar. Overall, I think they turned out well. For my fish one, The first draft was a drawing that was AWFUL and basically had to be completely trashed. We won't count that one. For the second one I found a badass fish picture and I wanted it to be big because it was so cool. I don't think that the headline is probably fully resolved yet but we can always fix that :D Overall, I think things are actually going pretty well as of now. Working hard, staying up late.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I haven't blogged in a while, I miss this little page. I have been working on everything in the entire world, including my stress layout. I'm not sure what all to do with it but I think it at least looks decent. I still need photography for it, though, which is not good. I'll have to do that tonight at some point. I'm currently working on the other spreads as well, and I've just about finished the first draft of the food safety article. So yay! I spent most of my time with the stress article with typesetting stuff, making sure everything is fitting well and all that jazz, so we'll see how it goes. The food safety article has been a challenge because there is so little type! AGH! O well, I at least thought of SOMEthing.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Okay, I am finally considering myself done with the NAHM poster. I tried to make it more bold and visually appealing, so hopefully it's better than it was. I added more black and a little river of the brown/gold to add interest. My slogan is: In a braid of tradition, strands of heritage intertwine. And I'm STICKING WITH IT!
Monday, September 14, 2009
These are some more layouts for NAHM posters. I am getting pretty tired of this project I guess. The colors of the wind one was kind of a joke but who knows? Maybe people our age would relate since we grew up with Pocahontas, and maybe they would think it was fun :) These didn't take very long, just some tweaking of the words. I will finalize an illustration that's actually nice for these things, incorporating some of the color and hopefully some movement. Ready to be done.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I want you all to think about this... If you were stuck on a desert island, what five typefaces would you want to have with you. This list of five, should not include any display or specialty typefaces. Think this over. What typefaces (serif and sans serif) would you choose that would give you the most flexibility as a designer. Have this list ready for discussion on Wednesday.
Alright, here we go:
Arial Black because it's the best at getting attention of rescuers. If it was a container it would hold the most water.
Gill Sans Light just because I like it. I have to have one good thing in my life on a desert island right?
Times New Roman because it looks good in italics (and it's just as good of a serif as any). Maybe I'll use it if I decide to write a 300 page epic poem about my tribulations. It's good for body copy right?
Helvetica. I just feel like you're supposed to have it.
Comic Sans for when my life is over. Put it on my cactus headstone.
So my Native American poster is done! yay! even MOUNTED! impressive, I know. I decided to use the orange as more of a beige, so it was at about 25% or so. I think it ended up turning out pretty nice! Just did some vertical and horizontal type, used somewhat of a grid, and lots of the elements on the checklist! Yes, I actually looked at it for the first time. We'll see what happens tomorrow!
Monday, September 7, 2009
for the last two layouts we did, we had to do one about latin dance parties and rock climbing club. These were both a little difficult, since rocks are kind of boring and salsa dancing stuff can be cliche. I thought of the climbing idea as I was doing it; it was sort of a continuous work in progress and at the end the phrase "Take a climb on the wild side" ended up making a cliff face with an ever-so-original silhouette man hanging from it. It looked decent I suppose, but the man was unclear. So then for the other one, I came up with a clever phrase, but it looks like that's where the creativity and goodness ended :( Oh well, there is always a next time! At least one design got hired. I'm going to try to look at that list of stuff and really work harder on my stuff, so we'll see what happens. So far, so goodish/mediocre.