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May 3, 2006

greek mysteries

i worked with jenna on the mysteries project and our job was to be the people who were in charge of finding the site for the bridge scene. we went to tischer creek and took photos of the bridges and the surrounding area. we then made story board sketches and digital images to use for the background of some of the shots during the interview segments. we also compiled a cd with all of our digital photos and our other raw images.

magazine spread

we were asked to take an article from the aiga website and redesign what we think it should look like. i chose the article called architecture and type: a modern marriage. it discusses how type is integrated into architecture to fit the style and era of the building. also how the style of buildings that are popular at the time also affects the styles of typography. i chose to take a very elegant and gridded approach to the layout of my article by making a strip of the images included in the original article and by using typical typefaces used in architecture. overall i was very proud of what i came up with because i think that the color pallette and type choices fit the article very well.

ellen lupton

i chose to research the work of ellen lupton. she is a graphic designer, a typographer, a writer and a curator for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in new york city. she is also the director of the mfa program in graphic design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in baltimore. her focus is on the use of precise and correct typography and her books are all very appealling and make learning about typography very interesting. she uses humor in a way that is educational but amusing. her books also give visual examples of the do's and dont's that are discussed in her book therefore making it easy to comprehend. i am inspired by ellen lupton because she has helped me make my work look more professional by following her rules that are easy to remember and use.

May 1, 2006

godspell

my poster for the theatre department was for the play godspell. i wanted to keep it very simple and bold. therefore i chose to use the imagery of the outline of the hand with a red dot in it because the play is about the life of jesus. however, the play is a musical and is a bit more fun than it is serious. the original play and movie came out in the 60's so that's why i used the psychadelic background to make it more fun. i chose to avoid using a hand lettered font because in all the posters i've seen for this play have used very 60's typography.