November 12, 2013
Find one example of each of the following types of graphics. With each, include a couple sentences that explains why you think the graphic is or is not effective as a storytelling tool. Due April 11.
Active News Map
October 3, 2013
On http://newspagedesigner.org/ (or any other site/printed newspaper) find examples two examples of good page structure and two examples of poor page structure. For each, write 2-4 sentences explaining why you think the designs are strong/weak.
These examples should all be front pages of newspapers.
Due Tuesday, Oct. 8.
September 10, 2013
Find three examples of a type design that you think is awesome. Post them to your blog and write 2-3 sentences about what makes them so great. You MAY NOT use a Jessica Hische design.
Due Tuesday, January 29
September 10, 2013
Absolut’s new campaign focuses on urban Millennials with the theme: “Transform Today.”
Develop and design a series of print ads that offers YOUR take on this theme. Your campaign should include a magazine ad (8.5″ x 11″) and a billboard ad (9″ x 3″).
For more on the Absolut branding change, read this article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnellett/2013/09/09/absolut-vodka-launches-new-campaign-breaks-with-the-past/
September 3, 2013
In newspapers, magazines, ads (or any other printed materials), find two examples of each of the following type races & categories:
Grotesque Sans Serif
Geometric Sans Serif
Humanist Sans Serif
With each example, include a sentence that explains why you believe the example matches each category. This description is particularly important for the serif and sans serif examples. In other words, how do you think the example you have chosen meets the characteristics of that category/race? Due January 24, 2013
January 10, 2012
Search for examples of the basic design principles in magazine advertisements. Your examples should be full-page ads only.
Post two examples for each of the seven basic design principles (14 total). With each example, include a one-two sentence caption that explains why you think it is a good example of the respective principle.