Sunday, December 1, 2013

Final Project: History Poster

Your assignment is to create a poster defining a subject with historical context.

To attract and inform design and non-design viewers about different aspects of a subject. To generate some interest in what we do, create a poster with impact that communicates an idea. As a design student, gain some knowledge of the subject through research and resources. Present complete and solid content as a result of your findings.

18 x 24 inches
Color: a must
Media: digital

What is Required:
Research the subject
Research printers and print locations, consider lead time and requirements
of the printer
Select two main fonts to be used for text, headlines and informative material.
Images of the subject; one should be a photo, the other should be drawing, painting, illustration, graphic or digital image (created by the artist)
At least one image should be a cut-out
Manage your time

Written statement:
Describe two techniques recently discovered- explain how the techniques were used and explain why you selected the subject for your poster. You can decribe things you discovered, areas that gave you trouble, etc.
300 words, typed and due on 12/19.

The project must have a headline
Body text: there is no limit but it must be comprehensive
12 point Credit-placed in the lower right corner- it should read,
Created by (your name) in Art 125 graphics class; Professor Zeggert

Blk foamboard, flush mount with no borders

What's Due:
Comprehensive: you decide
Final: 12/19, 9 am

Graded on:
Design quality
Level of impact
Requirement not yet determined

Good design:
Good design communicates an idea.
Good design guides, drives, carries the viewer to the central idea of the design.
Good design consists of solid content and visual unity.
Good design states a purpose.
Good design has a focal point.
Good design has a beginning, middle and end.

Good design makes sense of a mass of unrelated needs, ideas, images and typography- meanwhile, never losing sight of the main idea being communicated.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Informational Graphic

Design an info. graphic with the idea that you are going to illustrate to your viewer how to do something-

The graphic should consist of at least four steps and at least one drawn graphic image

Minimum size, 8.5 x 11 inches


Create a compelling graphic
Inform the viewer
The content should be readable and transition well
The graphic should be clear about what it is you would like to achieve
Select the correct font to deliver the message
Be Creative
Be informative


Quality color print, flush mounted on black foam board (meaning there should be no margins)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Branding/Form matches content

Part 1:
Identify four traits that define who you are and write them down.

Using the initials of your first, middle and last name create a logo or brand.

The logo based on your initials should also reflect your traits defined. Plus, determine if your brand should consists of serif or san serif letter forms

Part 2:
Form matches Content: The design of the traits identified should reflect the meaning. Simply, the word should look like what it means. Feel free to incorporate other elements to help communicate the meaning of the individual trait.

The final will consist of your brand and the four traits, all well composed within an 8.5 x 11 inch format.

Mounted on blk foam board, with 2 inch margins above and both sides and a  2 1/2 inch margin below

Thumbnails: due Oct 29 for all the elements and the final design
Thumbnail revise: Oct 31
Studio lab: Nov. 5
Studio lab: Nov. 7
Final due: Nov. 12 at 9:00 am

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Billboard update

Oct. 3-Complete second photoshop cut-out and work on comprehensive

Oct. 8-Studio lab

Oct. 10-Comprehensive is due at the beginning of class for a grade, letter size proof is okay-
printed in proportional scale to the final size

Oct. 15-Mid-semester break

Oct. 17-Studio lab

Oct. 22- Final due at the beginning of class- printed on an 11 x 14 paper- color
mounted on black foam board with a 2 inch margin above and on two sides with 3 inches below

Friday, January 25, 2013