Flickr (student work)

graphic design-universal principles from John McWade

logo design from John McWade (requires instructor login)

Seventh critique for Progressive Variables—Show me your 2 printouts by 10:00 am!
(two sizes/two weights + rules, bars, and reversals)

• no printing from JPGS (we want a clean, crisp print)
• use a clipping mask for even, clean bleeds
• name, weights, and sizes on document
• no use of italics
• no tonal changes

Showing: International Fair Poster!

Look at International Fair Poster Contest submissions. One of these has already been selected as the winner at the International Coffee Hour in the Office of Global Studies!

Mo Chen Wins International Fair Poster Contest 2018!

International Fair 2018 small
International Fair 2018 large

InDesign Demo—the basics + tables for Calendar Grid assignment

Imagine designing a poster for THIS EVENT

examples from Obama and the DNC


Assignment: Quote Interpretation >>>>> Interpret a poem, speech, prayer, inspirational quote, etc. in some
interesting way, taking into account the content of the message when designing its form. Make font choices apprtoprite to the message!

quote interpretaions specs:



  1. If you haven't already begun to collect type samples in your everyday environment, please begin to do so now! Be on the lookout for things beautiful that catch your eye—things you think are cool enough to emulate, and things that are obvious type crimes. Take photos or scan them in. You will need good examples for the Final Project.