Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Hoot; This is it.

So, Comm studio has come to a close and i remained in one piece. It took many an argument with Agnes, my wonderful instructor whom kept telling me to CROP CROP and CROP again. So after trying with all my might to make adorable little idiot owl circles with "Z's" over their head, I succumbed to Agnes' instructions and to be honest, i think it worked quite well. The poster you see above is basically a super crop of a early iteration involving a tiny owl on a snow laden branch. People seemed to have liked it in the class, and it was chosen as an example for successful use of scale, which was affirming.

This poster here was a result of struggling non-stop with trying to create an image related to the Griffith Observatory. I fooled around with emulating structural elements of the building itself, and sticking almost exclusively to the green and white pallet of the GO but all i seemed to come up with is the most boring shit ever. So fast forward to the weekend before, 3am, post thanksgiving...I was here at the OTIS labs trying to work it out and then out of no where i remember the album cover for The Academy is.. "Almost Here" album and thought that it would be a smooth move for this poster. I chose a color pallet related to a pretty evening and then we get this poster here. I personally prefer this one, although the painted stars are silly.

Well, that is that!

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The above fellow is my first attempt at creating a "Type Sample Poster", a poster whose main purpose is to showcase a typeface in an interesting way, hopefully successfully taking advantage of the typeface's strengths.

I really enjoyed this project, almost to the point of neglecting other assignments by revising this poster nearly 20 times. I put in at least 20 hours overall into getting this poster to where it's at, which saying out loud on the internet makes it seem all the more ridiculous, but oh well, I enjoy Type more than i ever would have dreamed and this is hopefully a fitting tribute to one the most widely used fonts in the world.

Oh and by the way, I truly do love helvetica....the choice in headline is simply to get you to hopefully take a closer peek.

This poster is dedicated to Deathspell Omega...whom i am currently listening to for the millionth time today.