With the second project for Intro to Graphic Design, we weren’t able to use our own invitation ideas, we ended up having a grab bag, and I ended up with Divorce Party. After doing a little Wikipedia research as to what a Divorce party is, I decided to go with a “death of the marriage” theme, complete with a coffin box for an envelope.
I tried to come up with a few catchphrases that mirrored the theme. I chose the Trajan font for the text, I like how the font looks like the letters etched in a tombstone. I would have lined the box with a red satin or velvet if I had time to go searching though scrap bins at the craft stores near me, but otherwise, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
I realize the images are a little wonky at this resolution. I’ll try to get some better images up here soon.
Always do a test print. Or several. I wasn’t able to get into the computer labs at school, and learned that the hard way. My ad came out a black muddy mess.
I got a B+ still, mainly because the professor liked the idea, the image, and the fact that I took the initiative to take my own photo instead of pulling one off the web. SO luckily, it pulled my grade up, because that print was horrendous.
Here’s the final ad, in color, the way I intended it to look before the printer got it.
Just a quick update. After a week or so of fiddling, I think I may have gotten an image I’m willing to settle with. there’s still a lot that I would change if I had the time (my project is due this Tuesday) but, I think that for a first try at building/lighting a studio, it didn’t come out all that bad.
Here’s the final image.
I’ll post the final project soon!
And with that… I’m off to go drink the still life. 😉
I’m still hoping for some feedback on those two photos I posted yesterday, but after downloading and reading the entry forms, I am allowed to send 2 images, so that makes my decision pretty easy. I did crop the red tulip a little, just so that it isn’t smack in the middle of the shot.
I went to the Huntington Tulip Festival today, even though it was raining. I wasn’t able to get too much before the downpour. I have a couple of images that I think came out pretty well. I’m going to try my hand at that photo contest, but I want your help. Of these two images, which do you prefer?
It’s supposed to rain all weekend. I hope it lets up a bit for the festival this Sunday, that would be disappointing, since this would be the 1st year in about 6 years that I would actually be able to make it there without work getting in the way. It would figure it would rain.
Also slightly disappointing, the Starbucks by me is closing down after next week. Now I’ll have to travel a bit farther for coffee and free wifi.
Here’s another shot from the photo shoot in Stony Brook the other day.
Another brilliant day. I think it reached around 86 degrees today. It’s hot, and it’s not even summer yet! Went for a walk around downtown Port Jefferson for a little while.. Turns out there was an antiques show there so we took a look around. I was able to sneak a few shots in 😉 so I think it turned out to be a pretty nice day.
Found these tulips on my walk. I love the bright colors
These old glass bottles looked really cool sitting in the sun.
It was finally a perfect, non-rainy spring day; and I was well enough to get out for a bit to use my new camera. I didn’t get to take too many shots though, the sinus pressure in my head started to get the best of me.
Went over to Starbucks for a bit, thought I’d bring my laptop and hang out for a bit; enjoy the day. But I couldn’t seem to get my wifi to work… spent an hour there fighting with my laptop, but no luck. But at least I got out for a little bit. I’ve been stuck in the house for pretty much the entire week.
Next week is the Heckscher Tulip Festival, so I’m going to try and get out there to take a some more photos. I’ve been meaning to do it the past few years, but never seemed to be able to get the day off.
Yes! I’m still alive… and I do check up on things here daily, so feel free to leave comments, I would totally love that.
From time to time, the place I work will run print ads or mailers advertising specials, coupons and such. I get to design the ads, which is super cool, since I really don’t have much of a design background (I am related to a graphic designer, so, does that count?).I thought I’d share the latest one.
This one should be coming out in the next few weeks. I’m excited to see how the final print will look.
The pegboard, note paper and ripped loose leaf are from sxc.hu. Sticky notes were photographed by me. The image of the skiers and logos are from ski/snowboard company media files.