Hello people who are currently reading this,
I figured I’d provide a quick update with some of my latest designs. Recently, I had the pleasure of doing some PR work with director Del Shores, of “Sordid Lives” fame. He is fundraising for his latest movie and I supplied some ideas for him to help gain funds from his fans. Within a day of Mr.Shores releasing my idea via social media, funds went up several thousand dollars. This experience has been epic and truly a Godsend.
I got to thinking of other ways to promote Mr.Shores. Currently, he is using a logo for his production studios that doesn’t really suit him, in my opinion. It doesn’t capture who he is or the work he puts out. Plus, his studio’s name promotes him more than his production. I wanted to change that. Automatically, I thought of things that encompass who Del Shores is and what he creates. Namely, the word “sordid” comes to mind. Being a linguistic and communications major, my mind hears the “shuh” and “suh” sounds of both “Shores” and “sordid,” so I tried putting them together. As a result, I pitched Mr.Shores the name change of his production company to “Sordid Shores Production.” To me, it feels better sounding and promotes both the creation and the creator.
Next step, I created some mock logos. These are just roughs, mind you; yet, currently I’m waiting on feedback from Mr.Shores to see what direction he wants to take if any. Either way, I’m just glad to put my creative work to use in an environment that is highly visible and can help get my name out there.
Black/White and Color Designs Below:
Attached are the black and white (grey-scale) and color versions of my final personal identity design.
I had to change up the colors on the black/white design. The yellow stroke on the color design didn’t transfer well to grey-scale, so I made it a darker color to contrast with the background. I’m pleased with how it turned out! 🙂
See below for the two designs:
Attached below is a final PDF of my social action poster. I went with a semi-gothic/girly theme to show eating disorders as a result of bullying mainly because of the dark color tones. They add a “darker” feel to the cartoonic element of the skeleton and gossiping girls.
The main issue with the piece was trying to incorporate words into the piece. Gossip is heavily a spoken thing, and I wanted to incorporate speech more than trying to focus on a design. Yes, social action posters are mainly not text heavy. However, I believe the theme of mine had to be text heavy for it to actually communicate its message.
The slogan is created by me, and I feel that it works perfectly with the bone font I found. It makes it “cute,” yet captures the dark element as well. Playing the cute/dark themes together is tough. Despite that, I think the overall composition fits. It will capture attention, communicate its message, and stand out to readers.
Overall: I’m happy with the design. It works fairly well and I’m happy with the way it turned out. The only flaw I see is a minor conversion with the pdf file. There are the ellipsis that follow the “Sticks and Stones” statements. They are appearing as one continues lines instead of “…”. However, if you zoom in it is easy to see the three separate periods. 🙂
See below for the final PDF document:
Attached is my final photo collage design…I think the background makes it stand out more compared to the rough version. Overall: I’m glad how it turned out! 🙂
Attached is my final composition for my Earth Week assignment. I think it turned out fairly well. It communicates its message easy enough and it looks fairly good. 🙂