Bon Appetit Magazine celebrates the world of great food and the pleasure of sharing it with others. Every issue invites readers into a hands-on experience, engaging them in all aspects of the epicurean lifestyle: cooking, dining, travel, entertaining, shopping and design. The magazine reaches a total of 8,003,000 people, 75% women, with a median age of 48 and income of $91,849. An upcoming issue will be dedicated to college eating. The publication needs a poster of an informational graphic showing the Starbucks consumption habits of undergraduates over the course of seven days. This poster will be folded and included in the magazine.
The challenge is to create informational graphics that translate the raw data collected into an easy-to-understand and visually appealing poster. Focusing on the consumption habits of college students at Starbucks coffee houses, surveys were taken over the course of a two-week period in regards to what drinks and pastries were purchased, and how often. The information is processed into a series of icons with minimal text on the Bon Appetit poster that works with a legend to heighten understanding without overwhelming the reader. The sleek and sophisticated aesthetics of Starbucks corporate standards was considered, yet the designs had to refrain from confusing Bon Appetit readers into thinking the poster was an advertisement produced by the coffee company. For the hand-sketched icons of items purchased, I drew inspiration from the chalkboard menu drawings of frappuccinos and mochas posted over the barista station at local Starbucks. This less refined approach to the legend balanced out the static photography of the gradually draining white espresso cups, working as a metaphor for the passage of time over one week. The earth-toned color scheme and muslin coffee bag background were also carried over from the company’s previous espresso print advertisements. The slab-serif font Archer was selected for its formal legibility and prominent usage in other magazines focused towards the target demographic of women age 48 with an income of $91,849, such as Martha Stewart Living. The horizontal green bar dividing the middle of the poster mimics the shape of a “coffee jacket” used to keep a latte consumer from burning their hands.
I researched the poster by touring a variety of Starbucks coffeehouses to record the aesthetics of the interior design, recognizing what basic visual similarities were required for every location. In addition to this, the print and television commercials created by Starbucks served as an influence for the poster’s visuals. I explored an assortment of info graphic charts and graphs made visually appealing with illustrative, vector, and photographic approaches to translating from other raw data. I also consulted product advertisements within the coffee industry for influence. Martha Stewart Omnimedia and Bon Appetit were considered as well in regards to the design themes most commonly seen with this target audience.
Bueno, soy una gran fans de Tenjo Tenge, me encanta Aya Natsume =3 Desde que vi esta imagen he querido hacer algo con ella, en fin ... esto salio, algo sencillo, con vectores pocos y Fraktales. Jugando con los B&N. Y ajustes varios xD
espero les guste, acepto criticas, suegerencias. comentarios? xD^^
Last semester my Digital Imaging professor gave us the assignment to create a Propaganda poster. It could be about whatever we like, from actual issues (politics, religion, economics, ect ect) to fictional issues (games, shows, books, ect ect) to things you think people should do with their cats. There was no limits, as long as it included text and images, and we used a few tools in photoshop.
Being the person I am, I chose Marriage Equality.
I worked very hard on this poster, and I am incredibly proud of it.
I wrote and rewrote the text on the image so many times I’ve forgotten exactly what it used to read. I wanted to make it short sweet and to the point:
“Hate and religion do not belong in our constitution.”
Now understand, “hate” and “religion” do NOT go hand in hand. I picked those words as the broad spectrum of what is keeping us from marriage equality because separately they are the two biggest factors.
To keep this short, as honestly I have no reason to explain myself to any of you about my choices but feel the need to do so anyway:
RELIGION, because one of the main reasons people in this country are against lgbtq+ marriage is because “the bible says it’s an abomination.” There are religious people who support lgbtq+ marriage and I really respect all of you for it, but there are a lot of people who are against it just because “God said so.” And to the people who are “for civil unions” but not “for lgbtq+ marriage”, you’re a joke. Don’t label our relationships as second-class and pretend we’re all equal.
HATE, because the other main reason people are against lgbtq+ marriage is because people just straight up hate the idea of it. It’s “unnatural”. It’s not “family friendly”. It’s not “the norm”. You can’t produce children so it’s not acceptable. It’s different, and people in this country hate different. And it’s very sad.
Whether Heterosexual or LGBTQ+, love is love. And everyone deserves the right to MARRIAGE. Not some Union/Partnership bullshit. We are not here for you to degrade us with your false equality.
Tl;dr One day, I will MARRY the person I love, whoever that person may be. And everyone who thinks that that is vile and foul and disgusting can go fuck themselves.
Enjoy my project. (I got 100% on it.)
This image is 2700 x 3600 (approx. 9in x 12in), with a ppi of 300. The files given are a HQ .jpg, as well as a FLATTENED .psd. This image was created solely by me and entirely in Photoshop CS5 and does not contain vectors.
Because I was dumb with my color profiling, any printing of this image may turn reds a little pinker than shown on your screen. (We printed them out in class and the reds ended up a little pink. It might have just been our printer, but I don't know.)
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Today, the Boston Marathon was subject to a terrorist attack. I can't begin to understand what they're going though, let alone all the anger and rage.
When I heard about this, first I was shocked, then sad... and after a moment, just mad. Downright furious! The moment it was realized that, yes, this was a terrorist attack, I wanted to run up to Boston, track the asshole down, and beat them! All of this anger just rushed through me!
And then I realized that there was a more positive thing for me to do: Try and help the people hurt, and the people of Boston.
I'm going to do whatever I can do to help. I'm going to give blood if I can, and if I can help anyone affected, I will. My heart is with all of you.
Today is Patriot's Day, a day to remember the brave and amazing people who fought so hard to give us this freedom we love so much! Paul Revere, one of Boston's greatest patriots, sounded the call far and why to make sure everyone was safe and ready for the attack. Today, a monument stands to remind us all of that night.