Where Do Ideas Come From?

Take a few minutes to read this excerpt from a book about the artwork of children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle. Afterwards, reflect on the article and consider your own experiences and inspirations. What are some of the “dabs of color” in your creative pursuits? In other words, what’s your inspiration? Where do ideas come […]

It’s A Lot To Process

As you know, this week we started our first client project. Working with a client requires designers to develop an entirely different set of skills to ensure the success of their project. Open the attached PDf file and read the interview with Dave Mason where he discusses how he solves design problems and works with […]

In Living Color

Take a few minutes to take a look at the links below. Afterwards, locate an example of a professional poster design on Communication Arts website (www.commarts.com) that uses color really well.Identify the type of color scheme (for example analogous) that the designer chose and explain/defend the color choices that the designer made. Make sure that […]

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

The past few days we have been working on some custom lettering. As we discussed in class, before the advent of the computer every letterform and typeface was crafted by hand. Take a few minutes to watch this video about master penman Jake Weidmann. Stop and consider the concentration and commitment that it would require to […]

But First…Let Me Take A Selfie

Here’s this weeks blog post. We recently finished designing the poster for Little Shop of Horrors (nice job juniors). At this point, the ink has dried and the posters have been distributed. Your task is simple. Find the poster in our community and take a selfie. Make it fun, but keep it school appropriate. Bonus […]

Posters, Politics, & the People

Take a few minutes to read the attached articles from CNN and the Los Angeles Times and consider the “We the People” poster design by Shepard Fairey. After you’ve read the articles and looked at the poster react. What do you think about the design? What do you think about the message? What do you think […]