Class 25

Class Info

  • Class Date: Tues. Nov. 24
  • Class Time: 8:30AM-10:00AM
  • Continue Posters.
  • Look at sketches and determine which are the best solutions.
  • Translate our sketches to actual designs.


  • Learn to translate sketches to actual designs (typeface selection, use of grid, visual hierarchy).


Now that we have the grid and content of your poster, it is time to design

  • Create NEW Document:
    • 2-page document
    • size 11 x 17 inches
    • 3 pica margin all around
    • 8 columns / 1 pica gutter
    • 12 horizontal rows / 1 pica gutter
      • GO to LAYOUT>CREATE GUIDES>ADD the rows and gutter> OPTIONS>from margin
  • Specs:
    • Create 2 different designs (2 layouts following the same grid)
    • Use type only 
    • TWO typefaces max. (but with extensive families ok)
    • Black and White
    • Follow the grid
    • Emphasize your visual hierarchy
      • Emphasize contrast with scale (something must be BIG, something must be small)
    • Must consider and apply what was previously covered in class: Type selection and variations, alignment, word and letter spacing, line height, expression, etc.
  • Look at sample below with complete process:
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Project 3 process

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To-Do After Class

Graphic Assignment
  • DUE Next class:
    • Complete two different layouts in InDesign
      These will have the same grid and the same contents, but completely different layouts
    • Once completed take save your InDesign files. Take screenshot of your solutions. These screen shots must show the guides.
    • name your files:
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