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.
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"This is a small tribute to Nicole Kidman, an actress who I love very much. It 'a great evening gown colors very delicate, however, that the actress is able to shine its light."
RYB Primary Colors The colors are usually represented by software with the RGB system, but painters prefer to work with the RYB system because it better represents the way our eyes actually see relations between colors.
Real Opposite Colors There is no such thing as "opposite colors" in physics. It is just the way our eyes see colors that allows us to perceive opposites. When you work with the RYB color wheel you can find the opposite of any color at the other side of the wheel the same way our brain conceives it.
HSB Indicator This label shows the actual values of Hue, Brightness and Saturation.
Color Checker This square shows the last selected color. It also shows the color you are selecting when dragging over the wheel or triangle so you can see by contrast the difference between your current color and the previous one.
Snap-on Inner Wheel It may be useful to select the exact primary and secondary colors without having to search them on the continuous color wheel. The sectors inner wheel also work as snap-on selectors while dragging the mouse over them.
Install Click the download button to the right (or just click here). Extract the content of this archive and put it in your Photoshop application Plug-ins folder. This usually is: %PROGRAMFILES%/Adobe/Photoshop <ver>/Plug-ins/Panels/ After copying the source files into the Plug-ins folder open Photoshop and open the Window menu. Locate the Extensions submenu and you should see a new item named "TruePaintersWheel". Just click the menu item and a new panel or icon should show up in the Photoshop window.
Version info This plugin is currently in development and it has been tested only with Photoshop CS6 on a Windows 7 machine. It should work on both PC and MAC and with other versions of Photoshop. 20150104: The actual spread of the hues may seem uneven. I'm still looking for the best way to show them. 20150105: It seems not to be compatible with Photoshop CC. Looking for a workaround.
If you try it with another system and/or version of Photoshop please let me know if it works.
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