Category Archives: viscom2

pop surely identified

project tres// create an identity for a pop icon by developing a visual system across various applications

shirley temple. 4/23/1928. child star during the great depression. now u.s. diplomat.shirleyhoneybooboo

she was the leading child actor of her time, fdr called her “little miss miracle” for boosting morale during the hardship of the times; “as long as our country has shirley temple, we will be all right.” she has been featured in around 60 titles. capturing an academy award, screen actors guild life time achievement award, and a star on the walk of fame.

concept thoughts//

animal crackers in a bowl of soup // her corkscrew curls // goodship lollipop // overalls // cheeks, wide eyes, pursed lips // dimples // hand drawn typography based?

essence attributes//

spunky // bouncy // joyous // charming // delightful // infectious // optimism // hope // magical // happy


“When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was…. I’ve been getting younger ever since.”

bringing it back.

final, final? i took everything off from last time, and took the vertical orientation back to the initial concept with the images pulled apart and only weaved a little bit. and then i kept the full image weave for the horizontal orientation. i kept the type that i created and positioned it along with the directionality of the strips. i left the icons alone because i think they still are a good simplified version of the covers. the covers are now less cluttered and allow the viewer to understand the overlapping pictures that display the pun. i don’t think it’s quite there yet, i’m still going to work on integrating the text, that seems to be my struggle this semester.


volleyball, tennis, table tennis, badminton.

for my “analog” element i took two images and physically weaved them together. these two images display a pun. a play on specific words prominent in each sport. volleyball/ dig. tennis/ top spin. table tennis/ serve. badminton/ birdie. the geometric quality of the weave relates to the structure of where these sports are played. all four are court sports. adding the representation of the court also enabled the introduction of a complimentary color. i created the type myself to go along with the pixel formation.

3.16//   ……but maybe not. i need to pull back and simplify the design to where it started. it seems that i have a bit of a habit of my initial design being pretty solid with only minor refinements needed, and during the editing process i try too hard to change/enhance it, that the design ends up falling flat and not keeping with my main visual concept. so over spring break i will take a step back and keep the imagery clear and concise like in my first attempt.

the course of course

self assessment 4 viscom dos // so far with the first project i think i accomplished thinking outside from the computer. having a three dimensional background from my time at mizzou, i really felt how i went about my train poster took good use of that knowledge. i’ve gone through many different variations of the poster with photography and typesetting that i think finally it has reached a final point, i’m glade that i kept working with it instead of leaving it where it was at critique. and thank you kidwell for your constant input along the way. wanting to keep improving the work i’ve done is something that i intend to keep doing throughout my school career, everything can be improved constantly. moving into project 2 with the book covers and keeping with the off the computer technique has improved my thought process and definitely given my work for these projects a stronger concept and have been more appealing with the inclusion of dimensional aspects. viscom two at this point has opened my mind about thinking about and creating compelling and interesting imagery, that’s not just flat, like stanley.

judge the book // concept draft

main concept // play on words

displaying // a hint of humor (for when competitive sports turn into a circus of fun and laughter), complexity (my analog weaving of images displays a connection for the play on words between the images and the layers demonstrate the complexities in participating in any kind of sport)

so first round. needs definite refinement in the weaving and making sure the images are readable, but good start i believe //

how 2 judge the book // initial thoughts

project dos // make app covers for books that contain the history and rules for 4 different but similar sports.

lets go with court sports //badminton (1700s), tennis (1860s) , ping pong (1880s), volleyball (1895)

all with a net and marked out playing area. most with a sort of racket [palm]. each use a different type and size of  ball. all start points out with a serve.

might possibly include a humorous one-liner about the sports to make the cover a little pun-y. as for including analog elements in the design, photographs probably are a yes, or might i try and illustrate them..

1 idea // using particular sayings about the sport to create scenes to photograph that depict the concept.

tennis // matches – “game set match”

ping pong // a waiter carry a tray –  “serve it up right”

badminton // a nice little bird – “i’d hit that”…

volleyball // a person digging – “can you dig it?”

2 // using the equipment to physically create the text of the title

3 // using the equipment to showcase/construct the text from