Week 1 - Logo
Had a blast re-imagining the Starbuck's logo. Somehow, I knew I wanted to do this one, but the real challenge came with what to replace it with. I decided to go with the old school Nintendo Power logo. I then grabbed a new illustration of Mario and used the Image Trace effect in Illustrator.
I started off recreating the Starbucks logo with basic shapes. Had to use the peen tool to do the siren. Used the Type on Path tool for the text. Used Myriad Pro for the font.
My final file has the original logo, the illustration of the logo and the final alteration.
This was a bit time consuming for me, but I enjoy pushing myself in Illustrator, even if it was just a few basic edits.
Week 2 - Typography
This was a fun little exercise. Learned a few new tricks with the video tutorial. Was really surprised that when I sampled a color of an existing font to use it for another font with the eye dropper tool, it sampled/replace the font and not the color. Was not expecting that to happen at all.
I started out with a Tabloid size page and then cropped it to fit art board. Had tried adding a map of Brooklyn in the background, but it looked too busy. Instead, I changed it so the poster had a solid background color and a color box at the bottom for the event information.
I re-did the assignment following the actual quote parameters. This is a quote from a Tori Amos song called Cool on Your Island. I basically used the same idea from the video tutorial poster, but I added a drop shadow to the letters and made the background a dark solid color.
Week 3 - Complex Graphics
I truly enjoyed this session. I ended up doing a profile illustration of a pterodactyl, so I didn't get to try the fancy bear split effect.
I had originally played with some clouds and some motion blur, but wasn't too happy with it. Felt too busy.
So, I went back to simplicity. Added the background color in the end with the drop shadow effect. I like the late 80's color theme.
Week 4 - Avatar
This was fun but not my best work.