brought to you by the letter A

This is my last semester at design school, and I could not be more happy about that. There’s just not enough time in the day for life and school… which is why I only post here once a week if I can manage it, and why my BFF is still waiting ever-so-patiently for her still-to-be-designed website.

At any rate, here are a few posters I designed in the first 3 weeks of class this semester.

angiebrown_harborfest3
I… um, co-opted the flag idea for this one from a conference theme proposal I’m working on for my employer. I showed this poster to my boss, and she’s decided to co-opt it back for the cover of the conference event guide– with a few changes, of course. The flags are actually an alphabetic code, and spell out “Charleston Harborfest”.

angiebrown_exit2
This one, though receiving attention from the judges, did not win the contest. I expected as much, as it’s not quite as colorful and simple as some of the other entries. I took the image from the last painting I completed, and developed further for another project –namely a magazine spread about toxic advertising and corporate mind control. Quite appropriate for a graduation exhibition show for a graphic designer/marketeer, yes?

& as long as we’re  subverting the dominant paradigm, y’all, let’s have a little sumthin-sumthin about global warming:

angiebrown_globalPOSTER
This one is due next week, for another school-based contest. My instructor likes this a lot– she tends to favor typographical solutions. I think it’s got a good chance of winning…no monetary prize for this one, just a minuscule amount of campus fame. yay.

For my next trick studio practicum project, I am creating a self-promo piece for the Exit Show and beyond. This will consist of a handmade/painted portfolio case (constructed from two 18″x24″ canvases) which will match my super deluxe business card. As part of my process work, I am photographing the daily progress of said canvases. Here’s what I’ve got so far…

portfolioWIP1
first layer of acrylic paint. green and gray. hinges in place and functional.

portfolioWIP2
oil color added– split complementary color model- blue-green, orange and red. seems to cry out for purple, but we’ll let her dry first.

portfolioWIP3
papers, layer one– brought to you by the letter A, which, btw, is the grade I hope to get. It also stands for Angie, which– btw– is my name, if ya didn’t know. 😉 I am slightly concerned that the big red A might call to the literary mind a little book called The Scarlet Letter. ahem. not exactly an association I want to encourage in the professional world… thoughts? When you saw this painting/future portfolio case, did you think immediately “ADULTERER!” or no?

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