Sunday, January 8, 2012

International Women's Day, 2012 Poster Assignment

Before we begin, READ THIS FIRST

You'll need to have a good understanding of my philosophy about our role as graphic artists and my expectations for for you in this class.

After your finished reading, we'll discuss the article before moving on to our assignment.

Our First Major Assignment of Semester 4 - Part 1: Conceptulaization

We will be designing posters to help Mohawk College celebrate International Womens Day.

A good place to begin your research is at the IWD official website.

Once you've begun to grasp the scope of our topic, sit down with your sketchbook and begin thumbnailing concepts. At this beginning stage, anything goes. You're not designing so much as "brain-dumping."

* Please note that you are expected to hand in your thumbnailing/conceptual work in your sketchbook.     Loose paper may be taped, stapled or glued in - but only sketchbooks will be accepted for marking.

To assist and inspire you in the visualization process, visit my Al Parker Flickr set. We'll be studying Parker's work and his prominence as an "illustrative designer" and using his design philosophy as a springboard for our project. The final art for your concept will be rendered as an acrylic painting on masonite.

Here are your resources:

Mike Vosburg's Overview of Al Parker's Career

My Al Parker Flickr set.

Barbara Bradley's analysis of several works by Al Parker:

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Al Parker describes his workflow in 20 steps:

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Another Al Parker Step-by-Step: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3,

Al Parker quotes

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