This is one version of my assignment for my Graphic Design 1…

This is one version of my assignment for my Graphic Design 1 class. We had to take a font and replicate it with our name. The top is printed from the computer and the bottom is the hand sketched replica I did. The font I choose to use for my name plate assignment was “Juice ITC.” As soon as I saw this font I knew it was what I wanted to replicate. It is fun but yet formal at the same time. You can see the human personality in the font. It reminded me of myself. I have a bubbly personality but when it is time to be serious I am. Also certain aspects of the font reminded me of how I use to write in high school. For example, I use to make the big circles over my “I” just as the Juice font does. I felt that this font would be a challenge but yet still in my comfort zone. Not like some of the other fun fonts, all the ascenders and descenders lined up on the same level. The challenging part was to stay focused on the fact that the lower case characters exceeded the meanline. This is something I am not use and in some of my drafts you can see my mind interpreting the font to what I normally see. Over all I loved this assignment. At first I honestly did not think I would be able to recreate any font. I surprised myself. Now I know that even if I do not think I am capable of something, it does not hurt to try. You might just continue to surprise yourself.

This is one version of my assignment for my Graphic Design 1 class. We had to take a font and replicate it with our name. The top is printed from the computer and the bottom is the hand sketched replica I did. The font I choose to use for my name plate assignment was “Juice ITC.” As soon as I saw this font I knew it was what I wanted to replicate. It is fun but yet formal at the same time. You can see the human personality in the font. It reminded me of myself. I have a bubbly personality but when it is time to be serious I am. Also certain aspects of the font reminded me of how I use to write in high school. For example, I use to make the big circles over my “I” just as the Juice font does. I felt that this font would be a challenge but yet still in my comfort zone. Not like some of the other fun fonts, all the ascenders and descenders lined up on the same level. The challenging part was to stay focused on the fact that the lower case characters exceeded the meanline. This is something I am not use and in some of my drafts you can see my mind interpreting the font to what I normally see. Over all I loved this assignment. At first I honestly did not think I would be able to recreate any font. I surprised myself. Now I know that even if I do not think I am capable of something, it does not hurt to try. You might just continue to surprise yourself.

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In the lab, working on class assignment, until i hear some clowns talking about me, (I guess they thought i wasn’t in the lab sitting in the back) i wait to finish hearing what they’re saying.. i asked them, what they’re talking about? all of a sudden the story gets remixed, just saying, if you got something to say, I’m in that lab frequently, I’m approachable, if people feel a certain way, address the issue, talking behind someone’s back and gossiping like girls says a lot about their character.
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On a brighter note, walking out of class, my friday looks good, i’m looking forward to going out to the movies in the city, and possibly a restaurant after that.

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I Can Read Breaking Away

For the I Can Read Movies DS106 Design assignment, I created a cover for one of my all time favorite films, Breaking Away. If you haven’t seen the film it’s the story of four friends after high school that grew up in a college town, not feeling they were ever to go themselves. Their families […]

I Can Read Breaking Away

For the I Can Read Movies DS106 Design assignment, I created a cover for one of my all time favorite films, Breaking Away. If you haven’t seen the film it’s the story of four friends after high school that grew up in a college town, not feeling they were ever to go themselves. Their families all have some connection to the old Indiana limestone industry, usually as stone cutters, but the business has gone. So the local kids are derogatorily called “cutters” by the college kids and tension ensues. One of the cutters, Dave, finds escape through cycling and dreams of riding for the Italian team Cinzano. For most of the film he basically feigns an Italian accent and listens to opera – which makes for a great soundtrack actually.

This cover captures the moment when Dave drafts off a truck going down the highway. Hopefully the embed below works, as it’s my first time trying to embed from movieclips.com (lot’s of crappy unnecessary code in there).

The tractor trailer truck was a full size truck, but I wasn’t able to make it fit in the cover design. I like it a lot though and hope to find a way to use it at another time.

And this is the cyclist (possibly Lance?) and the book cover texture I can’t seem to find again. I didn’t want to use the cover templates others had done, and tried to make it from scratch to push myself to do something different in Photoshop. I could figure out how to do surface scratches, especially in dark areas revealing bits of white. I’ll have to work on that as I’m not 100% happy about it.

 

So I love to crochet and I made this jar cozy, but my jar broke…

So I love to crochet and I made this jar cozy, but my jar broke 🙁 so I used it as a lens holder for my nikon D40’s lens. My friend Sara saw it at and held it and said “got any change!” I thought it was cute so I took a picture.

So I love to crochet and I made this jar cozy, but my jar broke 🙁 so I used it as a lens holder for my nikon D40’s lens. My friend Sara saw it at and held it and said “got any change!” I thought it was cute so I took a picture.

Two Week Creative Challenge

Make something new everyday for two weeks and post it to this site. DO NOT POST OLD WORK, THE IDEA IS TO MAKE SOMETHING NEW. If you’re looking for inspiration, consider visiting the assignment bank or the daily create at ds106. Make sure you are describing how and why you made what you made. You must do the description as well or the day’s assignment will not be considered complete!

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