Monday, April 4, 2011
Today, before I took my poster to be printed, I did the final proofread and decided to add accent marks at the appropriate spots on 2 of the missions. I also changed the letter spacing in the phrase "Please Help Now." I changed the font of the exclamation mark in the same phrase as well. Finally, I trimmed out my poster and gathered my typed summary sentence of my poster for tomorrow's critique. I have enjoyed this project.
Over the weekend, I refined my computer layouts, mission drawings, and type for the poster. I also changed the organization of my poster slightly, several different times, until I felt it was completely successful. I am happy with the result of my poster and will definitely include it in my portfolio.
Today in class I worked on selecting images, certain perspectives, and certain cropping ideas of the images (of missions) for my poster. Unfortunately, I had to leave class a little early to attend the DSVC conference/ studio tours in Dallas at the convention center. Seeing the examples of work that the companies had laying out actually helped me brainstorm on my poster project.
Today was our meeting with the visiting designer, Alan. I got some good input on how to slightly twist my direction to make my poster more interesting and have a greater chance of grabbing someone's attention. Suggestion from Alan: termites invade missions and they will be destroyed on X date.
I got some good input from the class today. One of the points that was made that helped me to plan my design was how much of an impact I wanted the religious side of the missions to have on my audience. I will take this into consideration when creating my poster.
Today I wrote the copy for my poster. There will be a short description of the poster's purpose, the headline: "Make it your mission," a call to action (website) and an address and phone number. The four missions will also be listed on the poster, in order that they are shown.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I have narrowed down my choices for the poster. I have decided on choice #3- a freestyle poster. My topic will be one specific to San Antonio, a poster on the San Antonio missions trail. There are 4 missions that I can create a poster on. My purpose will either be to advertise the mission trail or to promote tourism.
Today, I progressed on my project by reading through my printed research. I have narrowed my topic down to several different options. I ended up eliminating some of my sources because they did not provide relevant information or further my progress; however, I did find some valuable information in other materials/sources.
I researched both on the Internet and in the library on various events and locations and organizations in San Antonio. I want to choose a subject that I am interested in and I am from San Antonio. I then printed out some of the resources that I found.
Unfortunately, I have been out of town and am just now getting to fill in for the days that I was away from the Internet. I kept a written log of my progress on the days that I am imputing now. My first step in completing the project was reviewing my several pages of in-class notes that relate to the projects. I also found two beneficial websites that relate to posters and creative briefs. The links are below:
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
At the moment, I have not yet decided which of the four options I am pursuing for my poster. The second and third options stand out because of the potential subject matter. I also enjoy doing research. The style of the examples provided for these two options would add some variety to my portfolio as well. One phrase that stood out to me today was that if an idea does not inform you of your next idea/execution, then it is probably not that great of an idea.