Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Final 10

So overall this is the final 10, My weakness was the the jux between the icon and single image as well as with the diagram, so my direction in the end was towards my patterns and one word to explain my exhibit. One of the things I liked from this process was when we were together as a class and put all our makings into a pile and sorta them from the extreme to the not so extreme, it helped me understand for sure what was what for this exercise visually after reading the articles. I'm very pleased with my outcome of patterns and one word combination(s). Soon to come is more process of how I approached the patterns from the more simple to the more complex.

For anchorage:
1. compare icon with a single image

2. compare icon with a single word

3. compare icon with a cropped portion of your diagram or research document

For relay:
4. compare icon with a single image

5. compare icon with a single word

6. compare icon with a cropped portion of your diagram or research document

For harmony:
7. Using only one icon

8. Using more than one icon

For amplified drama:
9. Using only one icon

10. Using more than one icon

Monday, April 27, 2009

hiking spread attempt 1 and bear spread attempt 1

I'm having fun the magazine spreads to the point I want to attempt to have more than 3 spreads in the end. I think trying to get 4 or 5 spreads will be a good amount to get an idea where the magazine identity can go. Here goes my first attempts.

So for the hiking spread I decided to go along a 3 column for each page as well as a full spread image to start. The problem I found in the end was that my article wasn't long enough to work with, so I think I'm going to stick with the bear spread and work from there hopefully.

So my first attempt to the bear spread was to have four columns for my text to lay in as well as a large image to introduce the article(s). One thing I know is my spreads will change again and the last spread won't be as intimidating will all the text, so it will be separated with more images and infographics possibly.

What I am happy with is the squat look of what my magazine will look like as well as big type for the title. I cant wait to do more iterations.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Just a few views

As I have been approaching my icons, we have been experimenting with how we can show meaning with patterns and words that convey our exhibit. One of my many patterns that I was drawn more with the patterns was my tree icon because I had so many successful patterns then I combined it with fire to give a deeper meaning like forest fire. Then for some of my icons they worked better by themselves because the pattern could create the mood and meaning, but some just needed extra help with getting the point across. This part of the project of making the patterns was so much fun that I can't wait to see what the outcome is going to be.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

FInal Poster

Took me awhile to get to this point, but I'm happy where it ended it up. Playing with negative space gives this poster character. With this project, I have realized that it may take many times to get to where you are on the right track of things and there is no worries because you'll get there. I'm happy this poster gives a happier feeling than my first approach at the beginning which was gloomy, which Gail Anderson is not gloomy. I was happy to learn about her, now I would like to meet her, and see her humorous side I have read.

Flier final

With the flier I based it off my poster and then used the bottom part of the image as a guideline through out. I made sure that the text contained within the dark bottom area and had two areas where it broke that rule.

Here is the start of my ecard


Tuesday, April 14, 2009


this is the order i am looking towards for the reason of starting far out and then getting closer to detail. hope you enjoy.....yay

Monday, April 13, 2009

Final Thoughts on THE WILD WOODS

1. What did I learn in this project:

-going from paper-prototype to digital was critical to understand the format and placing of objects for the piece
-having contrasting elements helped balanced this project like having images equally spread out among the whole as well as having informational charts to go with the facts
-figuring out hierarchy with more information was at first the difficult with having so much information to process, but having a unity of font sizes being strictly used in areas that are common would be applied, giving a level of read
-having a 'design device' helped with indicating the direction for the viewers eye to follow the lines to a key a point
-how to eliminate distortion and ambiguity of labeling
-how having an object to be a stand in like an indication of a map in the background to give another connotation like how the colors play a role
-also finding the right title to indicate the icons as well as the information provided on the map

2. What could I address differently:

-refining the additional placement of the map figure to equally look nice and complete
-I could always address color choices as a whole if I was wanting to give a different connotation
-Also play layout more again

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009



I choose this transparency because it had a good amount of information, and it was very easy to capture an audience and let them know the statistics of the outcome of the big game. And it had a good use of icons that worked to go through each situation of information. The transitions ran smoothly for an easy read for the viewer and with the impact of imagery, it adds more depth to the information coming across.

Happy Expressions

With this infographic, I saw it as a great use of color separation that separates the information clearly. And I enjoyed that fact it is about design.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

some iterations

The one above is the one I choose to be the right one to use as part of my final, and full size mock up. This one I think is able to get the title across clearly and brings out the subtitles more. One thing that is still on my list is to include folds it to give it a feel of it being a hand held object, but in fact it won't have real folds but folds that are masked within.

New title ideas

Running through the Forest
Wildwood Adventures in Time
Going on a Frontier Journey
Explorer's Journey
*Roaming through the Wild
*Wild Adventures: A Trek in Time
*The Wild Woods: A Trek in Time

I think I'm going to go toward The Wild Woods: A Trek in Time because it still gives the sense of my icon system and relates to my map.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

FInal Poster

My final poster of Gail Anderson here it is, all I had to get to this point was to fix some small spacing issues. I really do like my poster with the blue background making the type pop off the page.

Attempt to put into color

So here is what I showed on Monday in class. One of the things I used to work with my 'information map' was the key to give a guide line to shown where there are relationships. With this one I choose to stay with straight lines for the main purpose of seeing clearly where each line connects. Also with the lines, I used line weight and the space between each dash as a part of hierarchy. I decided to offset my title from the center for the use of space of each column, which brings up the underlying grid system. With this I played a lot with hierarchy to see where there needed to be unity.

Overall what I'm going to include is making my map look like it is a hand held object.

I'm also going to change my title, which I am working on. as well as playing around with the look of it

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Posters for Jamie and EP

Partner help

1. Check grammar, spelling, fact checking, clarity of content.
2. Evaluate the overall design.

Jamie and EP drawings for their poster

These drawings are for a poster I'm working on for Jamie and EP's lunch lecture. The next step is to bring them into the poster and get it done. :D