Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Final Review! w00t!

This semester was about exploration. Exploration of type, exploration of image and exploration of a system. In all three classes I had room to experiment. Through my type, and interestingly enough, image classes, I had a chance to get a good grip on my typography. My type became a graphic element on the page, rather than static text slapped onto an image. I had a chance to explore expressive type, with many different approaches that ultimately ended up as applications. It was the same in Visual Communications. The ending result was applications of an already developed experiment. However, the path to that conclusion was different. I took many steps, and many more little steps in those, that all built up to a comprehensive system. Through this process I have learned something about myself. Upon reflection of my work and critical feedback of my teachers and peers, I have figured out that a systematic, step-by-step approach is the best way I can work. This semester, I set goals for myself to employ clean, simple type, immediate imagery and powerful, grasping concepts. I believe I have achieved those goals.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


A little late, but next time we play...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

How I Got Here: A VisCom Summary

The Object

The Icon

The Visual Inspiration

The Color Palette

This semester was a long build-up to develop cohesive and communicative system. We first started by analyzing what a system was. We then created a set of icons that could work across multiple application. In this final project we have taken those icons and applied them to a museum exhibit. This sums up the strength of our systems because we could see how effectively our choices show through. For example, I have chosen geometric shapes for my icon system, and now they have contributed by forming interesting patterns. Another example is my color palette. Because I chose to go with a more serious tone, I could focus on more serious subjects with my icons, such as poverty, death and corruption. It is easy to see the success and failure of a system in its applications.

Final Museum Exhibit

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Addition of Hats and Street Banner Layout

I wasn't sure about these two elements because I'm adding them last minute. Should I keep them and keep working on them, or get rid of them all together?

Friday, May 1, 2009