Typographic Portrait

typographic portrait

These pieces were created in Design Fundamentals where I teach the students Adobe Illustrator and how to think of and use typography in different ways. Mad Hatter was created by Angie.

The piece below was created by Marie. I absolutely love this piece, the color relationships, contrast and handling of type.

Marie's typographic portrait

Immediately below is a typographic portrait completed by Heather. She used a photograph of her daughter to create a sweet illustration. My favorite thing is how she created the dandelions from W’s and T’s. I am always impressed with the incredibly talented students here at PBSC.

Heather's typographic portrait

Midnight Sun Festival: Community Project

Professor Victoria Martin _ student work, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth

I believe in giving back to the community. At the start of the term I try to reach out to people/businesses in the community who could use a little design help. Here are a few design pieces from a student named Alyssa. While her choices were not the final picks for the event, I personally really liked them.

 

Professor Victoria Martin _ student work, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth

Ironically, Lake Worth, Florida has one of the largest Finnish populations outside of Finland. Federal Highway in Lake Worth is dotted with Finland inspired hotels.  And can I add, if you haven’t ever seen a wife carrying contest… you don’t know what you are missing.

See the video at the bottom of the page. Or Google. Trust me… you’ll laugh or gasp.

 

Professor Victoria Martin _ student work, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth
Professor Victoria Martin _ student work, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth
Professor Victoria Martin _ student work, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth

Alyssa’s work is colorful and radiates warmth. And the idea of making pins for the entry pass is a great way to invite the public to keep them as a souvenir.