April 16, 2009
If you want to earn any kind of college degree, you’re going to have to take some courses that don’t appeal to you. An English major doesn’t get to skip the natural science courses. A political science major doesn’t get to skip the computer science class. No one gets to skip Math or English. To cope with subjects I find less than interesting I always look for ways to insert the things I do find interesting. Lucky for me, I am a lover of language; almost every class requires some use of the written word.
Opportunities for injecting my love of design are less frequent. When they happen I try to take full advantage. So that is exactly what I did with this math class project about housing:
Be sure to check out the last page for some Zombie shenanigans. (Zombie vectors courtesy of BenBlogged.com)
April 11, 2009
Project 3 for my computer illustration class called for us to choose a significant graphic design movement and produce an original website (2 page mock-up) in that style.
I chose to do my project in the style of German Expressionism. I toyed with the idea of doing something in The International/Swiss style, or perhaps Constructivism. I went with German Expressionism because I wanted to do something that would challenge me to get outside my comfort zone. I selected a literary magazine for the subject of my website, because these types of magazines were prolific during the 20’s, at the same time German Expressionism was popular.
Slide 1: (click for larger)
Slide 2: (click for larger)
The background of the first slide consists of a photograph with sepia tone and cutout filter applied in Photoshop. For the second slide I used the same images, but cloned out the tree and place an illustration in its place. The illustration is based on the story excerpt.
Notes from Instructor: You really understood the project. Very cool and properly depressing: Schade, Schulde, Verzweiflung und Angst. – Ausgezeichnet! Convincing atmosphereics.
April 4, 2009
I know it’s only been a little over a month since I last revamped my logo, but it just wasn’t sitting right with me. We’ll see how this one lasts: