Poster & Zine Design. We will bring together the applications of a vector portrait, composition, image, typography, animation & ZINE layout.
Museum Exhibit Poster (examples will be shown in class – as well as a series of Illustrator vector demonstrations)
Choose one or more of these styles/movements of art to create a vector based poster using a SELF-Portrait:
POP ART, SURREALISM, MEXICAN MURALISTS AFRO-FUTURISM, ANIME/MANGA, POLITICAL ART, FAUVISM, AFRICAN MASKS, ANIME, VIDEO GAMES or (Another Style Not Listed Here or create a Hybrid using 2 or more styles)
Process: Research! Find and discover a series of images and references to work from. Your research should inspire you! Create a new project folder titled “Portrait Project” – save these images to your project folder. Create your self-portrait in the style of the Art Movement that you chose for a Museum Exhibition. It should be obvious which style you picked without seeing the title.
*Your self-portrait IS the artwork for the poster campaign that you create for the exhibit. You must design the poster in 2 sizes – one landscape and one portrait orientation. I suggest 11” x 17” (or slightly smaller)
Your self-portrait must first be drawn in Illustrator and can be brought into Photoshop later for manipulation, (like adding blended color, additional imagery or effects.) After you illustrate your self-portrait, you’ll create the actual poster for the exhibit.
Specifications: The museum having the exhibit you’ve chosen is: SAM, Seattle Art Museum. Find out more about the institution at this website: https://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/seattle-art-museum
(Or another Museum of your choice if you wish)
For the project please use the SAM logo as it is: (attached as a download link here) *feel free to re-render the logo on your own if you wish. (This does not mean change it)
You may use any of the tools in Illustrator that we’ve learned or explored and also find and experiment with new ways to draw. You can work from a photo in Illustrator as demonstrated in class.
**Do the Portrait First. Then compose the poster. :))
Minimum required copy/text for the poster is:
Title: New Voices Exhibit (or another title of your choice)
Date: April 15th – May 30th 2020
Opening time and Date: Opening Reception, April 20th 7PM-9PM
A contextual link: https://www.seattleartmuseum.org
A Museum logo : *(the S.A.M logo)
Fonts and colors – are entirely student choice. Students may ADD additional copy, but may not delete from the minimum above.
Submissions & Due Dates: TBA – Students will submit to me via our class google drive folder – (set up a folder for yourself) https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16kxxdq5QaXdwaSJseZNkbE_w-KjqE0_S
the 2 final versions of the poster project as both a PDF file saved from Adobe Illustrator as well as a high resolution JPG. saved from Photoshop (I will give a demonstration on this)
PART 2 – We will discuss this next week – We will later focus on creating an animated version of the portrait and preparing the portraits for a class collaborative ZINE that will be donated to the NYPL’s public ZINE collection –
Research / Inspiration / Tutorial – Check out these links below:
Art Movement Resources: