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59/159: February 8, 2012

Week #4: February 8, 2012
Pattern Brushes one last time

Pattern Brushes again; Art Brushes; Scatter Brushes
logos due
Assigned February 1, 2012; due February 8, 2012

In class today, start new sketching on one of last week’s Look&FeelAssignment restaurant names. You may wish to sit in on the VCOM 57 discussion about branding and naming before you do. Then watch the new videos on art brushes and scatter brushes (available no later than Thursday afternoon Feb. 9) which will inhabit this space soon. As you develop this “identity,” attempt to find a coherent, “organic” way to incorporate pattern. art, and/or scatter brushes into your design.

Here are the last to videos about Pattern Brushes:
Pattern Brushes 4  | Pattern Brushes 5  |



VCOM 59/159

Week #4: February 6, 2012
Pattern Brushes again/logos due

Today will will discuss logos again, possibly in even more depth. In the meantime we will also review pattern brushes and what can be done with them.
More importantly, we will have a round table at the beginning of class with the 57 students to discuss your “Look and Feel” ideas.
Do not work on logos or tag lines. Instead, suggest color schemes and themes, materials, subjects/styles for fonts, photographic imagery, emblems, mascots, etc. Consider the desired customer and develop your ideas to interest and satisfy that customer group.
Download the assignment form here: Look&FeelAssignment.

Here are two more videos on pattern brushes:
| Pattern Brushes 4  | Pattern Brushes 5  |

Here are the three new videos on Pattern Brushes from February 1:
Pattern Brushes 1  | Pattern Brushes 2  | Pattern Brushes 3  | Pattern Brushes 4  | Pattern Brushes 5  |

Week #3: February 1, 2012
Pattern Brushes redux/logos redux

Today will will discuss logos again, possibly in even more depth. In the meantime we will also review pattern brushes and what can be done with them.
There are three new videos on Pattern Brushes:
Pattern Brushes 1  | Pattern Brushes 2  | Pattern Brushes 3  |

Assignment: or Monday, January 23

1.  Bring in ONE (ONLY ONE!) example of artwork obviously generated in Illustrator. Be prepared to explain how you knew it was Illustrator art.

2.  Come prepared to announce whether you will ride the design track or the illustration track this semester and, depending on your focus, what your first project subject will be.

For the Design Track: choose a product or service that interests you and that is not too limited in its need for design. A trip to the grocery store, the book store, the library, your city hall should give you plenty of possibilities. For Jan 23, just have a range of ideas on which you have spent some time and thought. We will have some class discussion to help you settle on a theme.

For the Illustration Track: choose either a commercial character (trade mascot, i.e. Snap Crackle and Pop) or a narrative subject (character in a book or book series). As above, for Jan 23, just have a range of ideas on which you have spent some time and thought. We will have some class discussion to help you settle on a theme.

In both cases, remember what illustrator art looks like so that you are not setting yourself an impossible goal. In the graphics business, we need to make sure our projects are doable in the time alotted.

Week #1: January 18
Review: Using basic tools and technologies in Illustrator

Here are files from last semester that you can use as practice files for review purposes.
|  pepper image  |  Illustrator-chapters1-5.pdf  | 6 squares in color  |

Assignment: or Monday, January 23

1.  Bring in ONE (ONLY ONE!) example of artwork obviously generated in Illustrator. Be prepared to explain how you knew it was Illustrator art.

2.  Come prepared to announce whether you will ride the design track or the illustration track this semester and, depending on your focus, what your first project subject will be.

For the Design Track: choose a product or service that interests you and that is not too limited in its need for design. A trip to the grocery store, the book store, the library, your city hall should give you plenty of possibilities. For Jan 23, just have a range of ideas on which you have spent some time and thought. We will have some class discussion to help you settle on a theme.

For the Illustration Track: choose either a commercial character (trade mascot, i.e. Snap Crackle and Pop) or a narrative subject (character in a book or book series). As above, for Jan 23, just have a range of ideas on which you have spent some time and thought. We will have some class discussion to help you settle on a theme.

In both cases, remember what illustrator art looks like so that you are not setting yourself an impossible goal. In the graphics business, we need to make sure our projects are doable in the time alotted.