Category Archives: Assignments

type in motion -story telling

Letters become words, words in turn formulate ideas.     The goal of this visual expression in motion is to develop and produce a      two 30 second quicktime movie flash based video using the power of      letterforms to describe a narrative event or promotion.   Things to think about: • legibility and readability • context mood and drama • … Read More

Designing Dissent: advocacy and awareness poster/catalogue

    >>>>student samples<<<<< IN•FOR•MA•TION 1) knowledge obtained by research, observation, study or instruction in a form allowing for its recommunication to others enabling a state of knowing. AR•CHI•TECT 1) an individual skilled in the art of building who create the instruction for the construction of organized space. 2) the thoughtful specifications and superintendence of the … Read More

UPDATE on Magazine!!!

Please have a print out of your magazine mission statement typed out and ready for class tomorrow. This sould only be a paragraph explaining the purpose and mission of the magazine.

AIGA A10 Mailer

You have been given the task to create concept and promotional material for this year AIGA KC A10 design competition. This will be mailed out to agencies, firms and universities across the Kansas City Kansas and Missouri region. The main component will be the mailer, which has the information, entry fees, categories, judges, etc. and … Read More

Self Promotion

Here are some examples. Here are some links to some other examples that a student found:   Project is due Oct 8

Visual Communication Magazine Timeline

Sept. 19    Project Overview, components, Q&A                 Review and analysis of 4 different magazines grid structures, departments, features, and table of contents.  _____ Sept.  24     Audience/Mission Statement Due.  Present researched  articles on chosen topic and name possibilities. See research on your inspirational spreads (4 ex.) Sept. 26   … Read More

Visual Communications Magazine

 Mission Declaration of purpose, defined by the qualities  and values you want to project ->reflect ideals underscored by becoming aware of who your  audience is… You can clarify the purpose by creating specific objectives  that will provide a framework for your publication. ->Goal seeking: considering style, character, point of view, and visual approach Understand who … Read More

warm-up: typographic variations through changing parameters-2

Stage 5 • 4 grids  within a 8” x 6” area | no grid lines are required > one color black and 3 tints of that color > 2 fonts  >no repeated type; you must use all the information > 3-2 type sizes   Due:  9/10 Stage 6 • 3 grids open > one color and black; all tints of those … Read More

warm-up: typographic variations through changing parameters

A visual hierarchy is an arrangement of elements in a graduated series, from most prominent to the least prominent, in a area of typographic space. When establishing a visual hierarchy, a designer carefully considers the relative important of each element in the message, the nature of the reader, the environment where the communication will be … Read More