Friday, March 20, 2009

Chili. Eat it.

The letters flow well with the piece because of the overlap onto the bowl. The white shadow casted on the "CHILI" leaves just enough contrast for the word to stand out in the poster. There needs to be more space around the edges to rid of the bleed the designer has used in the comp. Overall, the piece is simple and to-the-point, which works very well in this case. Great comp!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


In watching the movie "Helvetica", I was surprised to see how much effort and concentration is put into creating new letters. Before, I never looked at letters as complex instruments, but there is so much more involved than I had known. While the movie was rather... dull, I enjoyed learning the intricacies of creating letters. So much history plays a role in each font and I find that extremely interesting.

And I really enjoyed writing a piece on Helvetica in Arial font. :)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Old School Batmobile

So... Not only is Batman the coolest hero of all heroes, but he also has the coolest car! This is the classic Batmobile. I chose this car for a few reasons: A) I don't think that anybody else would have chosen this car and B) I've never seen the old Batmobile and thought it was the coolest thing ever. I had a LOT of trouble with the coils. If I were to guess, I'd say that I spent about three to five hours on the coils, alone. They were very difficult for me to get done. I think that they turned out okay, but they're still not my favorite... I'm happy with the piece as a whole, but still feel that there are some things I could have done differently (and more efficiently). I love the Batmobile :)

Stunna Shades

Of every project we have done thus far, the sunglasses were my biggest challenge (even to the car)! Maybe it was because I was just learning the new tricks of Illustrator, but, man, did I HATEEE these glasses. I complained for days and, honestly, hated the class for a minute, but I think that this may be one of the best, if not THE best project I've done this semester. I had some difficulties matching colors, but other than that, just getting the job done was my biggest obstacle... The glasses turned out great and I could not be happier with them! Woo!

Bro-Bro Retouch

This picture is of my little brother, Danny. I used this picture because, oddly enough, it is my favorite of him (don't you just love his smiling face?) The fold in the corner needed a touch-up, so I chose to do this in Photoshop. I think that, overall, it turned out very well. I had some difficulty fixing the colors in his hand, which you can vaguely see if you look closely. I'm pleased with the turnout of this retouch.

Indie Violin Wanted

I chose to use my Indie poster because, of all my InDesign projects, this one was my favorite. I liked using the clipping path and I think that it turned out very well. I used tips from class to redo the design I used before and I think it worked out to my advantage. It was, however, difficult not to use a bleed! Oh, well... Hope you like it! :)

You May Say I'm a Dreamer...

This image was created in Photoshop. The design uses a magazine clip, black and white image, color image, and a line drawing. I re-did this piece to put the use what I have learned over the semester so far. I really liked what I've done with this and I also loveee the quote that I tied in! John Lennon is the best!