The personal "Logo" project
One of the other things this quarter is bringing is using Adobe Illustrator to create a scalable "logo" for yourself ... or your business.
The Illustrator interface is definitely a challenge, once you are conditioned to using Photoshop. "You must unlearn what you have learned ..." :rolleyes:
So, here is my first effort at using a software I have never really taken a look at until a couple weeks ago:
I took my main idea from the MF 135mm f/2.8 [f/4.5] STF lens, since it is so unique looking once the twin apertures are extended (this does not really happen when you use it, though. You only get one or the other, not BOTH). ;)
I also adopted the SONY orange for the initials. What the heck, it is school after all.
Here's the 100x100 size:
Attachment 51646 and the B/W version: Attachment 51647
How does that work for ya?
More self-serving ... help yourself
Well, after further review at Ai, tonight, it was suggested that I "de-complicate" the design, making it more "logo-ish" and less of an illustration.
So, here is the more "uplifting" result:
and the subsequent "mini-me":
Darn thing looks like it is in one hell of hurry to get somewhere, doesn't it? (I made the edit to the above poster)
Do ya, do ya want my love, woman?
Well, tonight was the presentation of the "band branding" ideas ... and we did it in a major fashion. The presentation had issues and we subsequently got burned because of other factors, but the originality was unquestionable ...
Kudos to the young lady who spent the better part of 40 minutes in that outfit, just this side of Hell. Whew! :rolleyes:
Project 3 - "Breaking out of the box"
In the tradition of scholastic extremes, the next project entails new art manipulation that purposely breaks the traditional bounds and has three images interlacing with one another, in a kind of storied progression.
The photography on this is one thing (original art - all of it), the concept is totally another.
Design and functionality are the primary criteria for the grade. Conception and execution are key. In a way, it is a simple outreach for what the software (Photoshop, et al) can do.
While I am brainstorming this ... if anyone else has an approach to something along this line, I am all ears. Time is of the essence.