Recently in Project Process Category
Since my favorite pastime is spending time outside, I have decided to write down my most vivid moments of my daily outdoor experiences.
Today I decided to go on a bike ride to take a break from my German paper. I normally just bike to 24th Ave on Jefferson St., but today I decided to go all the way to the end of Jefferson and then go two blocks up. I ended up in this nice neighborhood that I've never realized existed, with some houses looking like they would be in Hansel and Gretel-- brick chimneys running up the side of the house with vines on them and the German brown wood trim. There was one house in particular that stood out to me, and it had an outdoor gazebo with a glass roof. I felt at home biking around this area because where I live in Afton, MN, the houses are more spread out, as was here.
I am pretty certain that I am going to use Century Gothic for my typeface because it is not cluttered looking (I want to say that it breathes, even though that sounds weird) and it is simple and clean. I like the fact that it is a sans serif typeface which makes it less strict and more outdoorsy/organic.
After much consideration, I decided to go with the class and do my little kid version instead of my bird version of the poster. I used watercolor to have a more elementary feel. I agree with the class in that my first version of this poster had too squiggly of lines for the connection between the two people (they got confused because they could see other words written in the squiggles) so I decided to make the line very simplified to get the idea of love across clearly. Connecting cultures through love is the idea of this poster.
Unite (sketched globe one): With this poster I'm trying to convey that communication is important across cultures because it shows love and brings people together. I wanted to have a playful, elementary feel to it because it is a simple concept.
Diversity (bird one): I decided to use birds in this design because they are a universally positive animal. I decided to color the birds in different colors and have them all moving differently (not all facing the same way) because it shows diversity.