The Thing That's Been Keeping Me Busy.

11.05.2005

Well...one of them anyway.

This is my color book - for my color class, of course. The goal was to show the positive and negative aspects of each of the 12 main colors (the primaries, secondaries, and tertiaries). I decided to do the past 12 decades. So each decade was assigned a color based on what that color usually conveys. For example, I chose yellow for the 1960's because yellow can convey danger (Vietnam, JFK & MLK assasinations) or it can convey idealism (man walking on the moon, etc.). I then chose a typeface that would show the art movements of each decade - the font used for the 1940's perfectly alludes to the war posters of that decade, etc. The negative things were then placed on the black side, the postive on the white. I decided to only do one bad and good thing per decade on the front pages, but then included an insert that further detailed what went on in those decades.

It's a glorified time line really. Functional, educational, and pretty (hopefully).

But do you really care about all those details? If you made it through that horrific description...you're my hero.

This thing took forever to print, and we had to make 2 - one for us, one for our professor. I guess RISD's Graphic Design dept is known for their propensity to have us make books. In color, we have to do this book, plus a process book detailing all of our assignments and what we learned. In Type, we have the alpabet book project. In Form and Communication, we're learning about different book binding.

It's great fun really.

5 comments:

Bar Bar A said...

you amaze me with your artist ability - I am in awe of people like you. I am so glad you are going to that school!!!

Mustang Girl said...

you said it Layla!! My best friend got her degree in Graphic Design, and there is something so amazing in a graphic designers creativity that simply amazes me!

Traci said...

Thanks you guys....

Wesley said...

"Functional, educational, and pretty."

Just like you and your blog!

Traci said...

ahh...shucks....

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