Typography Portrait by Kethna & Alexis

typography portrait by Kethna

Today I want to salute two very talented designers/artists: Kethna and Alexis. These typographic portraits were created in ART1201C (Design Fundamentals). Students are required to treat text as a visual and open their imaginations to the possibilities of what typography can mean, rather than just words on a page.

Kethna created the above image. Using only type and effects, she was able to arrange and distort characters found on the keyboard into a likeness. The hairs are multiple parentheses, which she edited and changed using Adobe Illustrator.

Alexis created the image below. His portrait incorporated many words demonstrating multiple perspectives, which gives the feeling of depth on a two-dimensional plane.

Excellent job. Only a few weeks ago, you had never used Adobe Illustrator but look at you now. Brilliant!

 

typography portrait by Alexis

Noor’s Layouts

magazine table of contents

Here is another glorious example from my publication design 2 class. This post features Noor’s layouts. Aside from being a gifted designer Noor is also an incredible photographer. 

magazine layout by design student Noor

Look at how she wrapped the man in the photograph with his company logo. So impressive and creative. While below she created a tutorial on using color. Such a talent, thank you Noor for allowing us to enjoy your incredible layouts.

Noor color design layout

Jazz Postcard Student Project

My Graphic Design 2 class  is in it’s second week and the students already have two projects under their belts. Well done. One of the projects was a 6 x 9 postcard for a Jazz concert. And my students know to never come with just one version. 

Here are two created by Jen. During crit this first student (Jen) said that “she had never made an illustration in Adobe Illustrator before”.

Professor VIctoria Martin, Palm Beach State

 I am very proud of both of these students because they both stated that they felt they had a weaknesses in a particular area and wanted to challenge themselves to push their comfort levels and try something different. The card below was created by Monica who challenged herself to explore typography. She chose a serif typeface that she felt reflected NYC Jazz clubs. I really like how she rotated the type to echo the stem of the J. She also rotated the order of the word Jazz. Did you notice? When I think of Jazz I think of music that sort of skips all over the place. So the A being in the middle makes sense to me.  Two very different approaches and both successful in different ways.  Well done ladies.

Student Feature: Gustav

This morning I would like to give a shout out to yet another talented design student here at Palm Beach State; say hello to Gustav. These pieces were created as self promotional work in my Design Fundamentals class. Gustav has only just started but I can already see a style emerging in his work. Can you?

Colorful celebrity Pop Posters. He is all about color. I can already see a strength with composition. Look at the balance in each piece. See how Gustav uses color and line to move your eye. These pieces are electric. Just the right balance of dynamic color and neutral.

I consider myself lucky having students like Gustav in my classroom. Your work inspires other students and you demonstrate how effortless good design can be. Well done!