Friday, February 18, 2011

8 1/2 DVD Cover.

For my Illustration Concepts class we were asked to create a DVD cover for a film- not only did it have to have been created before we were born, but it also could not be animated or Mary Poppins. I ended up deciding on Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, which eventually spawned the musical Nine, which in turn was then put on film in 2009's Nine. In essence, 8 1/2 is a film about the creative process, the business and artistic clash of movie making, and the main character's struggle to balance and manage his relationships with the women in his life. This is currently unfinished, as I need to figure out the hand lettering for the title, but I figured I should throw it up here anyway before I alter it. There are two versions up- the first is an untouched scan of the original painting, the other is one edited so the hair's contrast is toned down. I'm not really 100% sure which one I prefer.  I ended up deciding on the edited version.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Planet Produce.

This was an assignment to make a graphic iconic shape for the local produce stand "Planet Produce" based around a fruit/vegetable alphabet we had to create. I ended up going with the motif of a bean and adjusted my lettering to fit. The words surrounding the "Planet Produce" are key words that we were told to include in our work. This will be checked out by the stand owner in the coming weeks, where he may choose one of our interpretations to be used for his shop. Clothing mock up model images came from the wonderful site Design By Humans.