Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Final day of class...Thursday December 13, 2012 at 11:30 am - 2 pm. In the same location. You will be presenting your final illustrations to me and select members of the school administration. You are also required to turn in a disc of all your final work for the semester. Any disc will do.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Create an image that will be published in the University Donors Report and future Tarleton mailings, along with possible exhibit opportunities.
Your image must represent one of the core values of the University.
You will be selected to do one of these words as an illustration or photo montage for the publication. Your work may or may not be used, as the best works will be selected for publication. However we can make the selection as hard as possible by making really quality work. This is a great resume building opportunity and an opportunity for your work to get a wide amount of exposure.
Your full resolution image is due on the final class day Dec. 13th.
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Monday, November 12, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
this is similar to the one we used in class
this is similar to the one we used in class
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Three You must Know (the quickest way to understand them all)
Screen - Ignores Black Pixels, where there is brightness, it makes brightness lighter, leaves darks alone. (like aiming two slide projector screen images together)
Multiply - Ignores White, makes things darker (like sandwiching two film or transparencies together)
Overlay- Ignores grey, makes whites and black lighter/darker (which increases contrast)
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For our final typographic-centric project, I want you to create a self portrait or portrait of a famous person using layers of text. You will be mostly using Photoshop for the assignment, as we will be working with raster images as well as text.
Due at the end of class October 18th.
The purpose of this assignment is to explore texture, layering and blending modes as viable design strategies.
Posted by Prof. Ireland at 11:02 AM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Create a map of something or somewhere and/or something that never has been mapped before. Mapping is a great way to represent space, and make sense of our surroundings.
In the past it is a field that is relegated to cartographers and scientific researchers, there are many artists who use maps as inspiration for their own works.
As an artist, your choices of “what to map” are unrestricted. Anything that you can visualize in special formats can be made into a map. Maps are nothing but colors and shapes with labels and connecting points.
You can map a place of your own, imagined or real, it can be map of shifting geographic boundaries, like a dream or an unstable political environment. Maps can be realistic look and include real places as well, so as long as they are presented in a creative or new way. You can take a place like Stephenville and map out a personal history of places not normally covered on maps. Or you can map your own body and document every scar on your body.
The weblog Creative Mapping is a fine source for ideas, as it has posts and links to many different creative solutions. As is Map of the Week and info Aesthetics. There is a series of artist maps on the right.
What is due, at least one poster size (at least 20 inches wide on one side) print.
When is it due? Here is a schedule:
1. blog post of idea due by beginning of class Oct. 23, come to class prepared with images
2. Final work day Thursday November 1st.
3. Prints due Tuesday Nov 6th
Technical issues Covered
Printing large scale, scanning imagery, considering surface, texture, advanced photoshop selection processes, drawing with a tablet, vector graphics, typography
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Take an article from the New York Times, and design a text-based illustration to go along with the article.
The typographic illustrations could be done as vectors, photographs, or a combination.
Due by the end of class Tuesday
The illustration must convey an idea about the article or your feelings about the subject. It cannot be purely decorative, but illuminative.
Graphic Designers who inspired this:
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Sunday, October 7, 2012
During class everyone constructed a single page Jquery page containing the following information for
their Map page for the Chamber of Commerce site.
On your site include the specific GPS coordinates of your location (I will remove the numbers but use them in the code), include a current picture of the site, the text of your research so far, and any other historical documents you have accumulated.
You must also create a logo using the template I gave in class on the public class folder in dropbox. The logo must be saved in PNG format and you will use the green template for the historical marker and the blue template for the point of interest page.
All these files must be put in a folder and placed in a shared dropbox folder. If you missed class on Thursday please have this taken care of next class.
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