About

Brooklyn Historical Society
Typographic Poster Design Project
Typography III  COMD2427  Courses
CUNY New York City College of Technology
Professor John De Santis

Project Specifications
Develop a typographic poster for the  Brooklyn Historical Society.

Each section of the course has it’s own  gallery of work

Fall 18 D212  •  Fall 18 D215   •  Spring 18 D210  •  Spring 18 D214  •   Fall  17 E210  •  Fall  17 D210  •  Fall  17 E215  •  Spring 17 E210   •  Spring 17 D212

Project Goal: Increase attendance at programs and exhibits
Project  Specifications:
A. Typography as the main design element.
B. Develop  successful poster that communicates its message directly and powerfully through visual impact, an intriguing message, typography, color, and text combinations.
C. Posters that get lost in the crowd or fail to communicate their message are usually ones that try to say too much, do not have at least one eye-grabbing feature or look too much like everything else.

The Creative Process
I. Creative Brief
Complete a creative brief that outlines the following:
II. Research & Discovery
III. Sketching and Conceptualizing
Do a brainstorming activity and idea to generate ideas for design concept. Utilizing  research, graphic and conceptual sources, begin designing.
IV. Rough Draft
Choose the best concept from  thumbnail drawings and create a tighter draft
V. Critique
Class critiques of concepts will lead to final design solution.
VI. Production
Pre-press and production. Files checked for production
VII. Final Presentation
Present final concepts to printouts mounted for final critiques. Explain concept as related to research and design choices.

 

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