Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Medium: Adobe Illustrator, Photo Inkjet Print
Size: Printable to 13 x 19"
Select a student poem (provided by the English department) from this link or from those that have been printed and are available in the classroom.
Read the text carefully. Consider its meaning and mood.
Consider the most appropriate fonts, styles and color scheme to express the mood of the piece.
Use changes and contrasts in size, weight, style, color, and tonal value to emphasize specific words and phrases.
The entire poem will be on a single artboard of 13 x 19".
If it will serve your expressive purpose and make for a stronger design, you may use additional elements and shapes to design the page.
For inspiration, here's a selection of graphic designs of poems from Pinterest. Look up more. I searched "graphic design poem", and found many fine professional examples.
Some things to address in your design:
- Alignment (left, right, centered, justified)
- Kerning and Tracking
- Unity / Cohesion
- Design (Effective Use of the Principles of Art)
- Technical Quality / Craftsmanship
- Personal Investment / Work Habits