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New Project – Red Barn promotional campaign

Remember back a few weeks ago, I had you take photos for a project concerning Red Barn. Well it's time to dust the pics off and get ready to use them. Here's the project. The Kirksville Arts Association sponsors the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival. They need to have a small promotional campaign designed … Read More

New Project – Multipanel direct-mailer design

OK, we have been working on posters and spreads for the first part of the semester. Now we move into the multiple-panel design. This type of design will be a mainstay for you as a designer. Depending upon where you will work, you will be designing many pamphlets, statement stuffers, direct mail pieces and other … Read More

“Secrets to Feeling Full” Final Layouts

Here are some final layouts on the text heavy Secrets of Feeling Full. Much smaller pool of contestants. Still some tweaking issues on all. Erin Eisenbath Erin Semple Matt Mahder

One more Magazine spread – Shoot your own photo

You are currently designing a poster and two spreads using professional photography that you selected. This assignment is a continuation of working in a 2-page spread format using large blocks of type, but this time you have to generate the photography used in the spread. No illustration as the main graphic this time. You must … Read More

New Project(s) with Professional Photography choice

So you have chosen professional grade photography. You have a quality imagery to work with. The idea for this project comes from an old article in CA featuring a design studio and the Creative Director talking about a poster he designed. For years he wanted to use a specific photograph of Elvis in his early … Read More

What’s due?

Monday: Revised mag spreads for review – How Safe and Secrets of Feeling Full. Find 3 magazine layouts you like and bring to class. Find/pick/buy an unaltered professional photograph. Whatever you think is a good pic. Bring to class.

New Spreads to Design – Yeah!

I hope you had a nice relaxing time with only two things this week to work on. I'm attaching a document that has two more magazine layouts to work on. The specs are in the document. Each spread will have a different challenge to resolve. Same parameters – Gilligan list, 4 color, with bleeds – … Read More

Red Barn this Weekend

For an upcoming project, I wanted to let you know that you will be needing photography of the Red Barn Arts and Crafts festival happening this weekend on the square. So start making plans as to how to get photography of the event. You can work individually or as a team/group. Anyone a good photographer? … Read More

TSODA approvals

I'm revisiting the TSODA layouts on the blog. We didn't spend a lot of time on this one and we aren't spending anymore. I thought I would post the layouts that I would pick (from an art directors viewpoint) to send further into production. They aren't perfect, but with a few minor tweaks, they are … Read More

TSODA poster

Blog what you showed on Friday. For the moment, it is on hold. I saw two or three on Friday that could go forward with little or no revision. The rest…