Tuesday, January 27

Pause for Paws

Or, rather "Give Pause for Paws"...

I took my ten thumbnails (See post here.) from my Typography class and began anew. You see, our assignment description actually asked that we design a poster for a cause. I spent a few hours browsing the internet hoping something would jump out and me and get my creative juices flowing. However, I couldn't think of anything. So, I then began focusing on letters that would be interesting bleeding off the page as the assignment required. I decided "G" was a fun one. Then, I ran across my art supply catalog and jumped in designing with the phrase "Gallery of Art." I knew full well that I would have to change it later. Later being today.

I spent another hour or two trying to find causes that began with a "G." I asked suggestions from my parents who thought of Government, Greenhouse Effect, and Matt and I came up with a few others. However, none of them seemed to fit with the fonts and layout designs that I already had set up. I didn't want to have to start completely from scratch. Then, I began looking for causes starting with giving and gold. At some point I came across a link referring to their pet. I immediately thought of Sugar, my adopted dog as a young girl. We adopted Sugar from a shelter called "Pause for Paws." I have always loved that name and decided to tweak it a bit to begin with a "G."

Here's the result of my poster design and thought process (I know, scary stuff... huh?):

This is merely my first draft. I still have a chance to make corrections. Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

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  1. Of course I have no critiques. I love this. But, I'm also not artsy.

  2. Very funny Rach... You do artsy stuff ALL the time. I mean... HELLO! Have you even LOOKED at your blog? :op

    You don't have to be artsy to spot something that just doesn't sit well with your eye anyway. Even if you can't figure out what it is, you know whether something is aesthetically appealing or not.

    So, I appreciate your comment greatly! Thanks.

  3. I don't think I would know what the IVE is with if I didn't already know what it said... just a thought

    Looks great though! And I miss Sugar!

  4. Yeah, I agree... but I couldn't think of a better way to put it that makes it any more clear. Our guidelines are strict and our first letter had to bleed off the page. It's supposed to cause "visual confusion" as our assignment put it. Not how I would lay it out if I had complete freedom. Thanks for the comment and if you can offer any ideas that may make it more clear, I'm listening!

  5. I don't... cause I like the spacing of the Pause for Paws

    Sorry :)


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