Deconstruction of CMYK & RGB

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This is a color experiment I chose to construct for my Color Theory final. The requirements were to create 5 to 10 collages using color theory and composition. In my experiment, I show the differences in painted, printed, and scanned painted color for both RGB, and CMYK color palettes.
The left side uses only Red, Green, and Blue, the right side only Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow, and Black. The top is printed color directly from the computer, the middle is painted color, in gauche, and the bottom is the scanned gauche colors, printed. In addition, for composition I created 3 different grids that consist of two golden ratio grids positioned next to each other in different ways. The two compositions on top use grid type 1, the middle, grid type 2, and bottom grid type 3. The compositions were constructed by individually cutting shapes from the color print outs (and painted boards) and gluing them onto the gridded boards.

Nomad Sans makes its first appearance.

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This is my first serious typeface, one that will eventually have several weights and be available to download for free, here. This is about the 3rd revision and it has definitely changed a bit, at least enough for me to think it’s ready to be shown publicly.

The word ‘adhesion’ contains a nice balance of different letter forms that work well to reveal if a typeface is working or not. I will be updating progress on Nomad Sans for the next year or so, for this is just the beginning.

Propaganda, mock LACMA poster (Era 1940s)

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Concept of exhibition poster; of early 20th century design for a modern day art expo.

For History of Graphic Design class.

This was a group project where my partner and I were assigned to the era of American Modernism. We attempted to recreate the airbrush textures of WWII propaganda posters as well as use of color contrast and simplified forms to invoke an uneasy feeling typical of that style. Akzidenz Grotesk Bold Condensed was used for the type as it was heavily used during the time period, 1920s-1950s.

Special props to Jack Curry, www.hitheremynameisjack.com, for being an extremely ambitious partner for the project, your pretty awesome.

Union Weekly Cover – The Future is Tomorrow

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The Future is Tomorrow
Volume 65
Issue 14
December 07 2009

Another cover for the Union Weekly; The Future is Tomorrow, 10 Technological Advancements for the Next Decade. View issue in super cool flash powered magazine web stuff: www.lbunion.com.

Basically, we took a look at this guys art, Mark Weaver, and decided we wanted to totally rip him off, except do it in a futuristic style. All the images except for the logo were found. Bodoni, and Bodoni Classico Italic for the text. The quarter of a face pasted in the center of the image is Craig Venter, an American biologist and entrepreneur featured in the issue.