DESIGN

Delta Airlines: Using Sexual Innuendo to advertise.

Typography is a tool I use and enjoy using frequently. I love finding new and exciting ways to spice up an existing typeface, and here is an example of that.

Using mostly typography to create an effective advertising series for Delta Airlines.

Using mostly typography to create an effective advertising series for Delta Airlines.

Spiritual Inspiration: From drawing to newspaper advertising.

So, this project was left pretty wide open. Throughout the years in the Graphic Design program, we were given tons of projects for illustration, photography, and other mediums to work with to create imagery. So this project in particular involved choosing one of those images and creating an ad. I chose the Cathedral Tree I created in an illustration class, and turned it into an ad for the Evangelical Environmental Network. I think it fits pretty well into the newspaper! What do you think?

A Newspaper Ad using a graphite drawing.

A Newspaper Ad using a graphite drawing.

Constructed Type: Beauty and the Robot

We were told in our typography II class, “Find something, anything, and create type.” I was SOO smart, or so I thought, thinking to myself “I’m going to find all the tiniest screws and nuts and bolds I can find and build type from that!” Yeah, great idea Amanda. It only took 3 weeks to lay out the letters of the alphabet and then photograph them. Oh and then the great task of looping and folding ribbon into a cursive word. FUN!
All sarcasm aside though, I loved this project and I am thrilled with the outcome! It’s a funny play on Beauty and the Beast, but placed in a creative fun poster layout! Hope you like it as much as I do!

A hand-made type project turned movie poster!

A hand-made type project turned movie poster!

Trent Dabbs: Vinyl Record Cover

This was another class project, which started out as an illustration project involving a burlap placemat, some cut-out bristol stencils and some spray paint. It took a total of two weeks to cut the stencils and then spray the paint onto the burlap, and the stencils were cut from a posterized photo I took in Asheville, NC. After completing the spray painting illustration, we converted it to an album cover. Luckily my back porch was a great backdrop to take photos of the placemat. Then, add some typography, and POOF! Diecut, fold and glue and there we go, an album cover!

Album Cover

Greensboro: Framed

As a project in my last design class, we were told to pick an image or piece of art we had created and then find an article and a magazine to design an editorial layout for. I chose a photo from my “Reflections” photo series and an article about the 17 Day Art Festival in Greensboro, NC. I chose to design my editorial for O’Henry Magazine, which tends to have a lot of articles about local art and culture. This was a great project that incorporated two of my favorite things; photography and typography.

A magazine article layout for an article about Greensboro's 17 Day Art Festival.

A magazine article layout for an article about Greensboro’s 17 Day Art Festival.

Artsy Monarch Branding

Branding is important. It is one of the most important things about any business. It is a challenge to be the designer when branding a business, but what about when you are the designer AND the client? That makes it extra difficult. After months of development, here is Artsy Monarch’s final branding:
Artsy Monarch Branding

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