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My latest assignment was to create a DVD cover for a movie done by film students in the CAS college. I chose “White Rabbit” because the whole thing sounded ridiculous and a lot of fun to work with. It’s about a guy who gets kicked off of the police force because he can’t grow a moustache and seeks revenge. It’s reminiscent of an 80s cop drama, so I wanted to play up the moustaches and cut off shorts, or “jorts” as they’re known to some. I won’t be heartbroken if my design isn’t chosen in the end, because it was a fun project and a good portfolio piece! Next up: a snowboard design to commemorate the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.. Can’t wait!
I discover new artists every day. Artists like Andrew Kuo, who documents his emotional & personal life through infographic-esque charts. Charts like the one below; he does a whole series of charting music for the ArtBeats blog on the New York Times site. I’m in love with the idea, and his execution is brilliant.
Here’s an update on the current status of my life:
I’m averaging 3-4 hours of sleep every night – two jobs and (only) 14 credits certainly keeps me busy. After last weekend’s shenanigans in Chicago *INSERT SEEING WILCO LIVE HERE* I was not ready for this week. Now that it’s FINALLY fall (which means scarves, sweaters, and boots galore), all I want to do is bake pumpkin bread, drink cocoa, and watch re-runs of Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother wrapped up in my bed. Instead, I’m doing this:
Stumped? Me too. I’ll have the final project up on Tuesday night though!
I start my internship at the art museum tomorrow and I’m a bit nervous – I have that “night before the first day of school so I can’t sleep out of excitement” thing going on. So, I decided to practice making swirly whirly type things in Illustrator and came up with this. The words are from the song “Rolled Together” by The Antlers, off of the album Burst Apart (they’re currently the only band in my life right now – check them out, they’ll change your life.)
Here’s the final version of the logo I designed for my step-brother’s new company. He said I almost exactly captured what he’d pictured and that he loves it – hope he was telling the truth!
I’m going insane over how cool this Iron & Wine gig poster is, designed by Nate Duval. It’d be a dream come true if I end up designing posters for bands like this.
A shot from my work on a logo for my step-brother’s new company. (I was mostly just experimenting and playing with my new fonts..) Final result(s) to come soon!
My final project was to create a font history poster with the following requirements: 20×30″; portrait/vertical orientation; must include font name, designer, country, year, classification, weights, and examples of the letters/numerals/punctuation. I’m not a hipster, I was simply assigned Helvetica (although I’m not going to complain because it’s a gorgeous font.) I’m not quite sure I did it justice, though. I liked my other concept better (I have a collection of old National Geographics and one had a spread on Switzerland and the Alps, and since Helvetica was designed in Switzerland in 1957 and it actually translates to “Swiss” in Latin, I scanned in the photos and created this mountain/1960s advertisement/geometric shape poster that I was crazy about but my class and professor hated. Needless to say I was bummed. I think it was just too artsy and not typographic enough, so I went home and created this.) Also, it cost $30 to print. I think I’m looking at a very expensive future.