Project 6: Stationery

Image

Letterhead

 

Image

Business Card

  • Description:

Matching letterhead and business card for the arcade Attract Mode

  • Process (Programs, Tools, Skills):

Done in adobe inDesign. Made use of the rectangle tool, a lot. The eyedropper tool came in handy for matching colors of the text with the colors of the design. I liked the idea of the vertical stripe on the side but didn’t want it to be solid all the way down. I thought it would be kind of boring to just have a rectangular break so I used the star tool. 

  • Message:

Just some letterhead and a business card. 

  • Audience:

Whoever you would send or give these to. 

  • Top Thing Learned:

How much of a pain in the butt inDesign is. But also how to effectively move objects in front of and behind other elements in the design. 

  • Color scheme and color names:

Complimentary: Red and Purple

  • Title Font Name & Category:

Super Plumber Brothers – Decorative

  • Copy Font Name & Category:

Cochin – Oldstyle

Project 5: Logos

attract mode-page-0 (1)

 

  • Description:

A few logos I designed for an arcade called Attract Mode

  • Process (Programs, Tools, Skills):

Done in Adobe inDesign. Had to learn how to use the pen tool as well as the shape tool.

  • Message:

A bit of history: When an arcade game or machine doesn’t have anyone actively playing it goes in to a demo loop showing all of the cool stuff the game has to offer to try and entice people to play it. This demo loop is a called the attract mode. I thought Attract Mode would make a great name for an arcade.

  • Audience:

Anyone looking to go to the arcade.

  • Top Thing Learned:

How to use the pen tool effectively.

  • Three Color Scheme and Color Names:

Complimentary: Red and black.

Complimentary: Yellow and black.

  • Three sets of Title / Body Font Names & Categories:

1) 8bit: decorative.

2) OCR A Std: decorative.

3: Jumpman: decorative.

  • Votes on favorite logo:

Most everyone I talked to voted for either the first or the third. The third got the most votes.

  • Top Logo = 4; Middle Logo = 1; Bottom Logo = 5.

 

  • My favorite logo is The Third.

 

Project 4: Montage

PUNCH OUT

  • Description:

This is a flier for an old timey boxing match made in Photoshop.

  • Process (Programs, Tools, Skills):

I used Photoshop exclusively for this project. I used the brush tool in conjunction with masking on almost every layer.

  • Message:

Hey! There’s going to be a boxing match! You should come watch it!

  • Audience:

Fans of 1920’s pugilism.

  • Top Thing Learned:

How to effectively mask and blend multiple layers in a Photoshop project.

  • Filter / Colorization used and where it was applied:

Oh man. The whole thing was set on an old parchment background i found on a Google image search. Most everything has been blended and masked. The two fighters had some red coloration done.

  • Color scheme and color names:

Complimentary

Reds and yellows

  • Title Font Name & Category:

Blackoak Std

  • Copy Font Name & Category:

Blackoak Std

  • Thumbnails of Images used:

sullivan_540Max_Schmeling

  • Sources (Links to images on original websites / with title of site):

http://www.otrcat.com/boxers-champions-and-prizefighters-p-49700.html

http://www.cushe.com/US/en-us/Blog/Tag.mvc.aspx/love

Project 3: Photodesign

focus 8 ball copy copy

  • Description:

A flier made to be displayed in an office or medical setting. Photo taken at the apartment’s clubhouse.

  • Process (Programs, Tools, Skills):

I used my old point and shoot digital camera. Used a lot of photoshop. Learned a lot about editing images.

  • Message:

Reaching out to anyone in the office environment who might feel overwhelmed.

  • Audience:

Office employees.

  • Top Thing Learned:

How difficult designing in photoshop is as well as how to effectively manipulate the original image to get it to the way you want.

  • Color scheme and color names:

Tetratic. Black, White, Brick and Gold.

  • Title Font Name & Category:

Myriad Pro.  Modern

  • Copy Font Name & Category:

Myriad Pro.  Modern

  • Thumbnail of original, unedited image ins

focus 8 ball

 

  • Date and location you took the photo(s)

Febuary, 5, 2014. The Ridge apartment clubhouse.

P3 Activity: Photography

Light 1: Outside
Light 1: Outside
derek prince 2 light inside 800
Light 2: Inside
derek prince 3 foreground focus 800
Focus 1: Foreground
Focus 2: Background
Focus 2: Background
Composition 1: Thirds
Composition 1: Thirds
Composition 2: Lead Room
Composition 2: Lead Room

 

Truth be told, the most challenging aspect of this assignment was trying to decide and then decide on what I wanted to photograph. The inside light photograph was probably the most difficult one to get just right. Luckily we have a huge window in the font room of our apartment that allowed for plenty of indirect sunlight to come in. I actually had a pretty good time going around and photographing things. My favorites are probably the pool table photos.

The process used for this project was probably pretty similar to whatever you used. It took me a while to really get a hang of proper focusing. I used an old point and shoot that I’ve had for years so it was probably showing it’s age. eventually I was able to get a handle on forcing different focuses. The photoshop tutorial video was my saving grace because I could barely remember anything from the actual class. I had to learn quickly not to get too generous with the saturation slider or else things started to look pretty Saturday morning cartoon.

Project 2 event ad

Headforthehillsflier FINAL FOR SURE

 

  • Description:

The poster for the 3rd annual Head for The Hills 5k fundraiser. The 5k is a fundraiser for the Hill st. Senior Center.

  • Process (Programs, Tools, Skills):

The image was taken from the February 2014 edition of runner’s world magazine. I scanned the image in and did all other editing in Microsoft Word.

  • Message:

Pretty straightforward: The aim of this flier is to make people aware of the fundraiser 5k and hopefully bolster attendance and turnout.

  • Audience:

Anyone who may have ties to the senior center as well as any hobbyist or enthusiast runners who enjoy a fun race.

  • Color scheme and color names:

The picture chosen is predominately green. I wanted to make sure that the earthiness of the picture was complimented by the design elements so my color palette is mostly green. The white text and box on the upper right corner serve to offset the darker green below as well as the dark green text used.

Colors used: White, Green accent 6 darker 50%, Green accent 6 darker 75%

  • Top Thing Learned:

How to manipulate shapes and text boxes in Word. Things in that program seem to operate on a very delicate balance. Change one thing and the rest changes with it. Kind of a pain.

  • Title Font Name & Category:

Calibri (Body) – Sans SCopy Font Name & Category:Book Antiqua – Oldstyle

  • Scanned images used, sources, original sizes, location of scanner used:

run flier raw material

 

Source: This image was found in the February 2014 edition of runner’s world magazine.

Size: 8 3/8″ X 10 7/8″

Scanner Location: Technology Mac lab in the library on campus.