February 2010 Archives

2 posters

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN POSTER

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poster example

Here is a poster from a band from south Dakota. My friend showed this to me and it's interesting because they used transparency paper and tape and fake blood. It's very suiting for a Halloween show. I like it because it's something you wouldn't normally see.

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READING RESPONSE 2/8

I thought this was the most interesting reading of the semester so far. I was really able to appreciate most of these posters. The one thing that stood out about all of the example posters is that they were all simple and to the point, which makes sense because they were all low budget posters. It actually made me think of my ideas for my poster and got me questioning whether my designs are too complex. Should they be very basic and simplistic, just get the point out there? I feel like maybe this should be the case. I think this idea will be reflecting in my work more. Make it more simple.

BEGINING THE POSTER PROCESS

here are some of the images I have found to best describe what my weave will look like. I'm planning on creating an actual weave and scan it into my computer, with my illustrations and some thread It will be really colorful. Once I get some of the illustrations done I will post them.

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VISUAL RESEARCH- PROJECT INSPIRATIONS

I ust found some illustrations that I liked and they are the best example of what my illustrations may look similar to. I have them pictured in my head and this style of hand drawn with color added is what I'm thinking. The difference between these illustrations and the ones that I'm going to work on are that mine will be more gestural and the color will look more like it was added as an after thought. So here they are...

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Link to more works

MORE POSTER IDEAS

I was thinking that it might be interesting to create some illustrations, just outlines in black, and then print them off. After I was thinking of using watercolors to fill in the illustrations. then scan them into my computer to finish off the work.

weekly inspirations- FREE FRIDAY FONTS

I was just checking out a design inspiration blog and found they post free fonts every friday. Just thought it would be helpful for everyone and thought I'd post it. This was nice for me to find because I have been getting bored with some of the fonts I own and have been looking around for some tasteful, free fonts.

FREE FONTS


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LIMITED SATISFACTION

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Image copyright: Becca Fatora

Ask any designer if they're 100% satisfied with their work, and whether openly admitted or not, there's a very high chance of a negative response. That's not to say their designs aren't successful. Far from it. The statement refers more to the bane of any designers life--being overly critical--especially where self-promotional work is concerned.

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