Friday, October 30, 2009


I was trying to communicate the microphone as being a powerful object in the sense that they are used to speak to crowds of people. A microphone can be a tool used to spark a revolution, a rally, or a protest.

Based on the feedback I received I believe I failed at communicating this message. Actually I think I failed at communicating any message at all.

"An interesting image but lacks a clear meaning."

I believe my channel (blog), and the time constraints added noise to the message in the sense that when I originally uploaded my 5 postcards they were inverted and the 4 that were in color were different than I had intended. I felt that the receiver would view the microphone on a blue background differently than on a red background. Due to the time constraints, there wasn't much time to figure out what was wrong. So rather than sending a message that may be received different, or possibly opposite from my intentions, I sent the postcard that was black and white, and not affected by my technical difficulties.

So I guess in a way I was successful

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sounds & Initial Sketches

Here are a few of the sounds I have collected (I couldn't upload all of them to SoundCloud)-


Sound for STRIKE

Sound for BEND

Sound for BREAK


Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Monday, October 26, 2009

postcards and thirty words


Hip Hop



Friday, October 23, 2009

Blurb = Break Stuff

Has anybody submitted their book yet? I am having issues... I used the templates and followed the instructions but it keeps saying my files are the wrong size.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Final: Mode of Appeal Poster

In the beginning of this project I chose the Musica Viva poster by Josef Muller-Brockmann

I decided that this poster used the Pathos mode of appeal (barely...). With the assignment being that we explore the other 2 modes (Ethos and Logos), I began sketching ideas...

After I got a few good ideas for ethos and logos I began making images. During this phase I tried many different mediums.

At this point I picked the images that I felt worked the best and started doing layouts for the poster re-make digitally.

I then did many iterations moving the type all over the place and also trying different variations of color. They can be seen Here

After crit and meeting with Jamie I decided to refine 2 versions...

Once again we had a crit and decision was made that the one that sits on the angle was more interesting than the vertical. Some refinements were made and here we are...

The concept is based on the logos mode of appeal. The temporal lobe is the part of the brain responsible for hearing, and I wanted to show what your brain activity would be like if you attended this concert. I fell pretty good with the way this turned out and can't wait to see it plotted.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Logos Final (almost) 2

I'm not sure which one of these to go with but here they are...

I gotta say I'm feeling the second one the most.

Friday, October 16, 2009


After crit today I got some good feedback on three directions, but my typography needed MUCH work so I drank a pot of coffee and did 45 iterations (15 of each 3 directions). I will print the favorite of each of the 3 directions at full size (18x24) for Monday's crit. I will print the rest at a much smaller size. But for now I shall post them and see what kind of feedback I get. I understand that I will need to make revisions, these are just ideas as I came to class today with my type in a mess and no clue where I should take it. I really should have had all of these today, but have fallen a little behind.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Type and Image Animation-- Final Thoughts

With this project I learned quite about about animating type, but there were a few things that I utilized more than others. The first being foreshadowing and recall. Although I didn't directly foreshadow an event in my narrative, I used the verb "Strike" at the beginning to surprise the viewer. Much like a person would be surprised to be punched in the face. I did this to introduce the fight sequence to the viewer.

The second biggest thing that I learned about was the different types of juxtaposition. There is Layered, Simultaneous, and Sequential (which I used the most) juxtaposition. I chose to leave the last 2 frames out of my original narrative and replaced them with the last 2 verbs "Bend" and "Break". I feel that the type taking the place of the original frames improves the viewers experience.

Friday, October 9, 2009

In-Class Progress

Here are my 2 concepts thus far. The first is based upon the workings of the human ear and basically trying to say that you should stimulate them by coming to this concert.

The 2nd is kind of the same idea but with emphasis on the brain. To be more specific the Temporal Lobe, which is responsible for hearing among many other things. The idea with this concept is to highlight this area of the brain in the images. Ideally this is what your brain would look like at this concert.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Travel Posters


I believe this is ethos, because it is informing you that raisin bread is good for your health. The seal in the bottom left is like a seal of approval as well.


I believe this falls in the pathos mode of appeal. I depicts a white woman dressed nicely wearing white gloves looking at the crafts made by a Native American huddled underneath a blanket sitting on the ground.


This poster falls into the logos mode of appeal because of the information at the bottom informing the viewer about the area's history.