Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cover design

Building on knowledge from Create An Ad, we are going to continue the exploration of images and text working together.
Re-design a cover of either an existing book, comic book, graphic novel, or video game cover.  The image needs to include a foreground, middleground and background to create depth in the image.  A title and your name as either author/artist/designer name needs to be included.  Choose appropriate sized typeface in both style and color that enhances your image.  On the back of the image list the 7 elements of art and insure that you have employed each is some area of your image.  The focus of your design should be based on the principle of balance. 
Begin by creating at least 5 different thumbnail sketches.  The medium is your choice but needs to include some color beyond black and white up to full color.  minimum size is 10 x 15 but can be larger if you choose.  

Monday, March 2, 2015

Design-graphic design. Read and respond. Due Monday

 When responding please submit only once.  You will not see your comment appear automatically.

Please read the links above and answer the following questions:

What is kerning?
What is the difference between serif and San serif fonts?
What is point size?
What is a baseline and why is it important?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Design- Tattoo


Please read the following along with the links and assignment at the bottom of page.  There will be a quiz on the information contained on the second link tomorrow.

 Early Jesuit settlers document widespread tattooing among the Native American Indian. Among many of the tribes unique tattoo designs were used to mark outstanding warriors and a sign of arrival to manhood.

The Ontario Iroquoians used elaborate designs to identify those very high in social status and in many North-West American Tribes the women were tattooed on their chins as a sign of marriage or commitment.

The first permanent tattoo shop was established in New York City in 1846 by Martin Hildebrandt who began his craft by traveling to both side of the civil war tattooing the names of soldiers and sailors sweethearts as it was seen as a sign of good luck. Hildebrandt spent the next 20 years training artist in his craft. The 2nd shop opened in the United States also provided probably the most significant invention on the tattoo industry.

Samuel O'Reilly was the founder of this shop and in 1891 invented the first electric tattooing machine. Prior to his invention the needles were dipped in ink and the artist would manually puncture the skin only two or three times a second. The electric machine allowed an artist to draw directly on the customer skin.

The 1900's were an emerging time for tattoos in the United States. Prior to this period it was mostly an unknown art and moved into an age where advertising became more prominent.

Today the Tattoo art form continues stronger than ever gaining more social acceptance on a broader scale. Once looked at as something reserved from criminals, low life's and biker gangs. Tattoos can been found in every economic and social scale in the United States. Prominent celebrities proudly display their artwork on network television broadcasts. Musicians from every genre can be seen blazing tattoo designs from a single small tattoo to more elaborate and extensive full body art.

 Find example by printing tattoos/black and white illustrations and identifying:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Design Industrial Design

What is Industrial Design?

Industrial design is a multi-disciplinary field of design. “What is Industrial Design?” is a somewhat broad question because industrial design may include a number of different sub-divisions of design. These sub-categories of industrial design may include furniture design, packaging design, car design, product design, lighting design, and a whole number of other types of jobs in applied three-dimensional arts.

Industrial design specifically differentiates itself from these other specific types of design by focussing on the industrialized process. For the most part, everything that an industrial designer creates is intended to be mass produced. Inherent in the design of the object is the design of the process in which the object is made. The question What is Industrial Design ? can have many answers because industrial design overall is focussed on the process by which things are produced, more so then producing a specific item.

Industrial Design Definition
Industrial design is a field that blends together art and engineering with the general goal of creating an object for production. Industrial Design differs from the field of Product Design in that industrial design focusses around objects of industry. Industrial design is a multi-disciplinary field that involves many other aspects of design including graphic design, packaging, furniture, and many more.

Industrial design basically combines applied art and applied science with solid business acumen to create and design a product that is functional, useable and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

History of Industrial Design
To fully understand what is industrial design, it is important to know the origins of the industry. Industrial design really got its start at the beginning of the twentieth century. Along with growth in technology and the industrialization of the Western world’s manufacturing capabilities, came a need for someone to engineer this process. The phrase “industrial design” was first conceived of by the New Zealand based Joseph Claude Sinel in 1919. In the early days of industrial design, the role of the industrial designer was to merge mass-market production techniques with the skills of traditional craftsmanship.

What is Industrial Design Used For?
The industrial design process is essentially applied to every product that is manufactured and used by consumers. It takes the idea for a new product from the concept stage, through design and refinement to actual production of the final product. The overall aim of industrial design is to basically ensure that a product functions well and does the job required, has an attractive appearance, and is appealing to customers so that it sells. Industrial designers work in a huge number of product categories, with most specializing in a particular field of work. This can range from household appliances to technology devices, furniture, toys, automobiles, tools and a host of other categories.

Students will choose one of three categories: Interior, furniture or product design.  Step one is to find an existing product/space.  Begin sketching ways to improve in both function and form.