DMA 384 Projects

Project 4: Book

This project was more exciting then I originally thought it would be. I had a lot of interesting ideas for things to use from the beginning, Using a version of Clarendon and Gadugi, I wanted to have a balance of serif and sans serif fonts, which I feel I achieved.

I used a poem from the Reverend Wilbert Awdry, the creator of The Railway Series, a photo that I took myself, and a piece of artwork done by my best friend Jake, I wanted to create a theme, and I feel like I achieved that.

I wanted to do more, but I wasn’t sure what else I would want / could do, maybe do more design work to the pages itself, but that was a afterthought.

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Project #3

For this project of doing a historical poster, I knew exactly what I wanted to do from the very beginning. Using Clarendon, a font from around the time of the latter half of the 19th century, I created a poster based upon the Union victory after the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1863 during the American Civil War.

I wanted to keep with the theme of the era, and looked any many different posters from the time. Which are quite simplistic in how they are formatted. Larger lines of text to show the most important ones and smaller ones to show the lesser important details.

I would have liked to have added more information to both the actual poster itself as well as the part explaining the font. However, wherever I looked, resources were limited. But I am very happy how the final product came out.

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Project #2

Since I heard about this project, i had a certain vision for how I wanted to do it, and I went about it in a very creative (as in this is only something I would do) type of way. I liked the concept of the text being shattered, and I wanted to do something along the lines of that. For this, I used one of my favorite movies, Gettysburg, and arranged the text in a way to mimic it.

Using a map as reference, I matched the text for the word Gettysburg with what would’ve been the defensive Union Line during the battle, and matching similar text to show where the roads were also laid out to give a better understanding as to what the viewer is looking at. Since this is also a battle of the Civil War, I wanted the text to look “battle worn” in a sense. By cutting some of the letters and arranging the pieces accordingly, I feel as if I accomplished that.

For the second one, I liked the idea of doing something reflective. I then decided to use another Civil War movie, Gods and Generals (an absolutely horrible film but I wanted to stick to a theme) and have them facing each other with the reflections being used as shadows. The idea being these are two rows of soldiers about to face off, such was the style of warfare for the time.