First things first, we need to figure out what makes you work! What graphic designers, artists, product designers, furniture designers, clothing designers or architects do you admire, aspired towards and emulate? For Wednesday, spend some time with the internet, books, and magazines to find a bunch of inspiration.
Ideally, you'll immerse yourself in several different visual creator's work and be looking at a ton of different examples of their work to get an in-depth idea of what they're all about.
Choose 5 examples that you feel best encapsulates each of your 3 different artist/designer/visual creator’s work that you admire and upload them in the Flickr class group to share with the rest of the class. Make a separate set for each creator's work [example: "225.01_name_of_person"], and upload 5 examples of their work within their set. Make sure you attribute the source of each piece. Give a link to the original, if it’s online.
Deconstruct each visual creator's work, and show/tell us what consistencies you see. Point out the repeated colors, forms, materials, subject matter of each piece by creating an 11x17 mood board [illustrator or photoshop file] for each visual creator consisting of:
a. a visual color palette of 3 - 5 repeated colors
b. describe visually and with words 3 - 5 repeated forms
c. describe visually and with words 3 - 5 repeated materials used
d. describe visually and with words 3 - 5 repeated themes/subject matter
Upload each mood board within that visual creator's set.
At the end, tell us about all the specific repetitions and consistencies you see overall in all the work. Create a mood board encompassing all three creators' work consisting of:
a. a visual color palette of 3 - 5 overall repeated colors
b. describe visually and with words 3 - 5 overall repeated forms
c. describe visually and with words 3 - 5 overall repeated materials used
d. describe visually and with words 3 - 5 overall repeated themes/subject matter
Upload this master mood board as it's own stand-alone set named "225.01_overall".
Tell us, with words in your sketchbook or journal, why each of these attributes you’ve identified appeals to you. Get as in-depth as possible! Think of this as therapy. If some of it is too personal to share with the rest of us, that's ok. you won't be expected to share all of it.
Monday, March 29
Introduction of project. Over the next two days, research.
Wednesday, March 31
By class time, upload pictures and mood boards to Flickr, complete with credits and comments. We’ll spend some class time in the group going over your choices.
WHAT TO BRING ON WEDNESDAY: your laptop!
[which will hopefully conclude by 8 or so] those of you that are interested and have RSVP'd, can hop on over to the tail end of the following event:
OFFICE PDX PRESENTS: WOMEN IN DESIGN Panel Presentation
with Lourri Hammack (president of LAIKAHouse), Kelly Tweeden (Global Creative Director for NIKE) and Rebecca Armstrong (General Manager of NORTH). After the talk, enjoy coctails and a presentation of my collection of goods.
TIME: 7 to 9 PM
LOCATION: North Agency, 1515 NW 19th Ave.
MODERATED BY: Kelly Coller, co-owner of OFFICE PDX
COST: Free and Open to the Public; seating is limited
RSVP: email@example.com [please let them know you're in my class and will be arriving late]