As the final project for Graphic Design 2, each student seletected a famous activist and had to design a DVD box set which included a 150 page book, a cd case, and a box to hold the items. My subject was Fannie Lou Hamer, a strong and proud woman who fought for voting rights in the 1950s in the South. The design motif behind the project was Fannie's unquestionable strength in her ideals which is represented using rough matierals. The box itself also represents the difficulties of voting during the 1950s, as it's a physical voting box which restricts the user.
The book, and the poster were created with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and bound at a local book-binder. The box was put together from an olden wooden display box and various scrap metal parts. The book itself has metal incasings on parts of it.
The Haiti poster was a school project that required a typograhpic response to the events that happened during and after the Haiti earthquake. The project only allowed the use of the word "Haiti" and nothing else. The poster represents a look into the country's history, present and future and offers differing views on when the problems really occurred for Haiti.
For a school design project, a San Francisco dessert cafe was completed rebranded and a branding book was made. Golden Island is a small cafe with Hong Kong style sepcialty desserts. A new "island" theme was used for the design which used bright blue and green colors to give the restaurant a more tropical feel. The logo, business card, menu, napkins, and cups were all redesigned to fullfill the project.
The Hex booklet was a class project in Graphic Design 1 where an object was reductively drawn and then turned into a booklet. The object I chose was the bolt and nut. I made the booklet based on the Lewis Bolt and Nut company, which has no affiliation, to show the bolt and nut object. I decided on a corporate and professional theme to echo that this is an official company booklet.
Hand-drawn sketches of the nut and bold were manipulated in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to get the final look. The book was put together in InDesign.
The Johann Froben Booklet was a class project in Design 322 in which a famous printer was selected and a booklet was designed and printed about the printer. The design has a "stained-glass" and antique style, which emphasizes Froben's large volume of work on the Greek Bible. The colors used are subdued analogous oranges with complimentary blues and purples which give the booklet its antique look. The booklet also uses works that Forben has printed, such as his crest.