My second year of creating everyday for 36 days. This time I got my butt away from the Mac and started to doodle around with a pen and various papers. The outcome is much different from last year. Honestly, I like it much better! The freedom a pen and paper give you is unlike any computer can. Now what to do with the final outcome.
I challenged myself with creating a different letter each day for 36 days. This was definitely a habit building project as much as a creative outlet for me. 36 days is a pretty long time to commit to doing something everyday. Here is the result.
Every year I brand this amazing event which raises cash to send Doctors and Artists to Haiti and D.R. It's always a fun project because I try to develop a whole new identity for each year. This being the 6th one, I went with a very typographic logo which has a feel of a neon art sign. The poster still uses the logo but has icons connected to it which symbolize what the event is all about. It will be a 3 color 18"x24"silkscreen poster printed on Pop-Tone Black Licorice French Paper! Here is the design from last year so you can see how the look changes from each year.
Well, another 4 years has gone by and it's time to vote for our next president. I love creating a poster each term because it really gets my creative juices flowing. Four years ago I designed this poster which talked about balance. This term I want to bring to the surface "individuality". This topic is very important especially with every major topic which has been discussed on the campaign trail. I used typography as characters to express how important it is for us to stay true to ourselves during these Elections. I hope it reaches some people and makes them go out and Vote. This is an initiative created by AIGA which will be spread across the Nation.
I have been working on a project which was inspired by the birth of my daughter Mattie Jo. I use lower-case Helvetica letter-forms and create typeface characters out of them. I want kids to be able to memorize the alphabet while having fun looking at the characters I create.
I have been testing this on my Mattie and she really gets a kick out of them. Here are a few I came up with so far.
I created a logo to brand the invitation for our baby shower!
This year we decided to bring out some old school animated gif into action! Happy Holidays!
A poster we designed for the “Get Out and Vote” campaign. an AIGA Design for Democracy initiative, enables designers to engage in the public arena by contributing to a coordinated voter mobilization campaign. By motivating eligible citizens to register and turn out on election day, Get Out the Vote fulfills an ongoing AIGA objective of demonstrating the value of design to the public, public officials and business by providing a clear call to action for an activity that is important to everyone. Check out some other posters from the campaign here.
I was going through some of my past work and found these hand made typographic posters. They are based of a poem I did way way beck in the day.