To created the posters for this exercise, I began with identifying an event that would take place. Since I couldn’t find anything here locally (and it would all be in German), I decided to go with an event that took place in Texas a while back, and just update / create a new poster for it. Continue reading “Exercise: Too much or not enough information”
Being self-critical is something I’m no stranger to, I feel. I see it as a chance for me to look over over my work before allowing anyone else to see it.
Although I do this often (in fact, the more I go back and look at sketches and prior projects, the more I dislike them and see things I really need to change in order for me to be happy), I feel like it does hinder me in some regards. Continue reading “Reasearch Point (self-criticism)”
The next exercise to work on is the design of a leaflet for an organization, inviting people to volunteer for a task. Continue reading “Exercise: Visualizing your ideas”
So after reflecting upon my last entry with the book cover mock-ups, I decided I didn’t like them. The feel they gave me was that of a self-published manual or textbook.
I decided to take my idea of the color schemes and still run with it, but this time make the covers more graphic. In the end, this is what I came up with: Continue reading “Book Cover Design: Take Two”
Finally have the chance to begin working on my 3 HG Wells book cover designs. Since the idea is to work on three books that fit together in a series and demonstrate how classic and timeless HG Wells’s work is, I wanted to be a bit more simplistic and minimalistic in my design process. Continue reading “Exercise: Book cover design”
Decided to move my blog over to WordPress to make my posts easier for my tutor to navigate, since Tumblr is more of a “running blog”.
Now that I have internet in my new apartment, I expect to keep going toward my degree in visual communications.
Presently I am working on coursework for part 2 of my Graphic Design Level 1 Core Concepts course, which requires me to develop book covers for three H.G. Wells books / novels.
I hope to post more this week on my progress.
Items I’ve “collected” so far have been mostly digital. I use my Instagram accounts, Tumblr, and Pinterest to collect images and follow users I find inspiring for the widest range of design possibilities: illustration, typography, product & packaging design, photography, etc.
I feel that there is no one, common thread that connects these images or users, other than that I find them visually appealing. I guess I feel like I’m trying to create a visual library of sorts that I can go back and reference for almost any project or brief I may undertake.