Bodoni

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A booklet on Giambattista Bodoni who was one of the originators of modern typography, he was active in the 18th century. For this project I tried to capture the feel of an older document using the simpler graphics that were current during Bodoni’s time. I learned a lot about the history of typography researching Bodoni and writing this short monograph.

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John Steinbeck Book Covers

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Book covers for two of John Steinbecks novels and his account of his travels around America with his dog Charley. I chose colors that I thought represented the terrain of the American southwest, Cannery Row and Tortilla flat were set in Southern California where he grew up. The illustrations are my own, I wanted something in my portfolio that showed off my drawing. I drew them by hand, scanned them into photoshop, and then used image trace in illustrator to convert them to vector.

 

Teaco/Restaurant Branding

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I invented a tearoom for this project in Restaurant Branding. The logo uses the Chinese character for tea. I found the character on the interweb and cut it out in Illustrator. The font is called Hong Kong I found it on one of the websites that list fonts for fair use. Feed back from my class mates was very important in the choice of logo, I had some other ideas but they said this was the best.