Author Archives: GraceR

Final progress

It’s the end. Fin. Or is it just the beginning? What is a journey anyways? Philosophical questions aside, here’s some process work for the final project. The Task: Cut a square through a magazine (2.5×2.5) and use the images in … Continue reading

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Mushrooms and Teddy Bears

Not the most related things in the universe, but trust me it eventually makes sense. Our in-class exercise this week had us making a multi-use pattern, by creating shapes and manipulating them in Illustrator. Step 1: pick 4 colours – … Continue reading

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Shapes and things

It’s amazing what you can do with some squares and circles. Also my new favourite Illustrator feature = pathfinder tool. You can make anything with it! It reminds me somewhat of a how-to-draw book I stole extensively borrowed from my … Continue reading

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Excersize III

This week’s exercise was fairly simple, working with found elements. Although it does limit what you can do, it certainly makes for interesting results. The Task: Using a random Wikipedia article as a band name, an exerpt from a random … Continue reading

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Present and Accounted For

Or should it be “for”? I never understood why conjunctions and prepositions etc. aren’t capitalized in titles. Speaking of typographic decisions (seriously, I didn’t even plan that connection), the latest in-class exercise had us practice some typesetting. This is very … Continue reading

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In Colour

Let me first explain, that I have no claims to any formal knowledge of colour; I can’t tell you why things look good together, I just know they do. Of course I know my primaries (red, blue, and yellow) and … Continue reading

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Trebuchet (Progress 3)

I’m not a fan of group work. Why? Well, I usually end up doing most of it myself, and I dislike relying on other people for part of my mark. And the tension of having to wait for parts of … Continue reading

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Progress report #2

After some last minute computer crashes/freakouts/freezing my partner and I managed to get the draft of our alphabet photography assignment finished. I mean, I love Photoshop but I gotta give (Microsoft) Word some credit for being easily manipulateable (not a … Continue reading

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For Curiosity’s Sake

To practice for my step-by-step breakdown of the alphabet photography assignment, I thought I’d share the process of how I arrived at my blog header. The way I develop my designs is unique totally generic: I mean, I have an … Continue reading

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Alphabet Photography – Progress

The first assignment required us to pair up, pick a letter from an envelope, and photograph examples of said letter in nature/life in general. The task: Photograph 10 examples of your letter, pick the best one and create 5 reductions … Continue reading

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