For Advanced Graphic Design this semester, we were to create three posters for a Director series. Recap from my last post: each poster was to represent one of the directors movies, and the three posters had to work as a cohesive whole.
The director I chose was Christopher Nolan, and the three films were Memento, the Prestige, and Inception.
I went with a very minimalist layers concept, with very muted colors. For Memento, the boxes fade into the background, representing the fading memories of the main character, while pulling double-duty representing the Polaroid photos he uses to remember. In the Prestige poster, I represent the three stages of a magic trick: The Pledge (show an ordinary object), the Turn (make it disappear), and the Prestige (bring it back). So the top box is full, the middle one is empty, and the bottom box is full again. The poster for Inception shows the multiple levels of dreams, 5 to be exact.
The big changes from earlier, I moved the shapes so they bleed of the page, and made the title of the movies larger and red.
I’m finally getting around to posting some stuff from last semester. This was my Personal Identity assignment for Design Principles and Strategies. I came up with a logo design, which incorporates the A and W in my initials. After that, I had a little fun.
Here is the entire identity package, which includes the logo, variations on the logo, business cards, and letterhead.
For this assignment, we were to create an identity for a company or line of products. After searching for products, I finally settled on pasta.
Looking at the pasta at the supermarket, a few stood out a bit, particularly Via Roma. My goal was for my design to stand apart when seen among the others on the shelf. To do this, I went for a fun but elegant design.
I chose Ronzoni because it has a particularly generic design. At the store, it was right next to Barilla, and I didn’t even notice it. I designed the entire box of linguine.
I expanded the brand out to sauces as well:
I feel that this design is pretty unique, and draws your attention from other similar brands.
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For assignment 5, we were supposed to create an instructional booklet on a topic that does not usually require instruction. So of course, I chose “How to Enjoy Beer.”
My original concept was “How to Survive a Zombie Attack.” Eventually, however, I decided that the topic had been done to death, and much better than I could ever. I am not a huge expert on Zombie movies, and they say write what you know, so of course I chose to write about beer!
I think the design turned out better than my original Zombie booklet design, also.
For our third assignment in Words & Images, we had to create an ad for the Maryland Zoo.
For Assignment 1 in Words & Images, we had to interview someone, write a profile and create a two-page spread to appear in one of three possible publications. I chose Saveur and interviewed my dad about his trip to Sicily, and a new dish he discovered there.