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**Please print and pin up your Elements & Principles of Design assignments (print as pdf. files)** Class critique.
Class Exercise – Continued lab work on last week’s in class assignment on shape, form, variety, color & composition using Illustrator. Click here for a .pdf example.
*Be sure to add your name and course info as seen in the example.
Color Theory Help?
Adobes awesome Color Wheel Simulator – Shared via Petra (Thank You!)
Typography Continued: Class video screening –
Typography in Adobe Illustrator – Screening – Usefulness
Class Discussion – Applying type to Images, fonts, typefaces, composition, formatting and output to print & the Web..
Class project – Poster Design with Type & the Alphabet.
Typefaces and Fonts are built out of shapes and forms. Integrated with color and interesting compositions they become a powerful tool for creative output and the ability to solve design problems through visual communication.
Assignment – Create a new poster design using typography and a balanced composition using each individual letter of the alphabet. The examples above are just a few potential examples. Find and discover your own inspiration and share the URLs in the comments section below. Each student will add 2-3 Urls in the comment section.
Size requirements – 8.5 inches X 11 inches
Typefaces – Limit yourself to no more than 5-6 different fonts and 4 color values.
Things to consider – Layout & balance – Using rulers and grids. Free transformation & typsetting style.
**Midterm Project Discussion –
Specific Communication – Composition, Type, Image & Color – Solving Problems
Next week is the mid point of the semester! Wow! Lets discuss our Mid-term project and up coming critique. We will have a full lab session to work on and prepare our Mid-term projects.
Video Screening – John Maeda
Who is John Maeda and why is he Important in Design?
Talk on Design – Circa 2008 & 2012