Archive for May, 2011

Artist Statement

Graphic designing is such a great way to spend your time and let out your artistic thoughts in such a creative way. I have learned so much in this class this year. Each assignment took a while to do but were really fun to create and to look at after. I realized that I like surrealism the best because you can make a bunch of different, unusual pieces of work. The process of doing it is a little difficult and creating stuff off the top of your head takes a lot of time to figure out, but in the end, it is so worth it.

Throughout the year, I have learned how do manipulate pictures in Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. These three were very hard to figure out in the beginning and it took a lot of getting used to. One of my biggest weaknesses were remembering how to do certain things on the programs. Another weakness I had was working too fast to get everything done instead of taking my time to improve on each detail in my art. The third biggest problem I had was matching up colors and fonts together with my art. A strength I had was that I mostly got done with every assignment we had on time. I think my art definitely progressed as the year went by. We learned a lot of different things you can do as the year went by, letting me use different effects on the pictures. Tracing images was not the best thing I did, but I really enjoyed putting imaged together and making them fit together.

Overall, I think I learned a lot more than I thought I would. Learning all these techniques helped me realize what different designers do throughout the world and how I could even do it too. I have developed in my artistic designing but also have much to learn to improve further more. I would definitely love to continue doing graphics because I love doing it and trying new things.


This year in graphic design, I have learned so much about editing pictures, manipulating them, and all about different fonts. I didn’t realize how important all of this is and how fun it can be too. In these pictures, I used Photoshop, Illustrator, and In Design to make these pieces of artwork. My favorite thing to do was putting stuff together that was completely different. It’s very time consuming but very beneficial at the end because you’re very proud of what you have put together. My favorite piece of work that I have done was the guitar picture made of little pictures of guitars and guitar picks. It was a little tricky but overall pretty easy to do and really cool to look at after it was done. I’m so glad that i joined this class because I loved learning about the history of graphic design and how many things were made.

Orn’ry Usage Summery

This article talks about the misusage of words in phrases in art. Many people make many errors in grammar. Modern day texting and lack of education makes this more frequent in art. Artist must revise their work several times before publishing it or sharing it with people because it could effect them a lot. If there was an error, it would not be good to be told by people that a mistake like that was made. If not taken in consideration and fixed, then this issue will happen more often and it will show he viewers that you’re not as professional as you may be.


1) copy/paste the given theme or type it

2) identify the name of the font

3) identify the type classification  

4) briefly explain why you chose that font.
a sympathy card

font: Callie Hand

type: script

reason: it is a mix of regular and cursive writing. it looks like it would be for writing something you’re sorry for

 a hot dog stand

font: Harabara

type: san serif

reason: it is bold and its a fun looking font

 a diner-style restaurant

font: Champagne & Limosines

type: san serif

reason: it looks like a fancy and sophisticated font

a logo for a financial institution

font: Neuton

type: serif

reason: it is a plain looking font that looks professional

a certificate for a prestigious award

font: English

type: calligraphy

reason: it is a cursive type and looks honorable and also sophisticated

Discussion – AIGA

AIGA is a website that allows you to take surveys, look at current articles, look at designs of other artists, and allow you to look into future opportunities as an artist. It has strategic tool and vital cultural force that people can use to advance their skills. Their purpose is to make designing virtually more advanced and professional.

Surrealism is a 20th century movement of artists and writers who used fantastic images and incongruous juxtapositions in order to represent unconscious thoughts and dreams

Max Ernst, Ubu Imperator, 1923

René Magritte, Querelle des universaux, early 1928

Victor Brauner, Loup-table (Wolf-Table), 1939-1947