Monday, February 21, 2011

Biggie Smalls

Here is a link to the song that I am basing some of my research on. I went through and selected a few of the lyrics to make into mottos for my bills. I couldn't quite use all of the rules in the manual. The ones I chose are sort of abstract versions of a few of them.

Money Up Date 2-21-11

These are two of my layouts that I have gotten to a more finished point. I have been thinking about maybe having negative space on the print itself. Just a box or other shape cut out of one of the section of the bills that. I think it will bring unity between the front and the back of the bill. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Light altering class work

For this in class exercise I had a bit of fun experimenting with the way brush storks in Ps effected the photographs we were given to work with. 

This first one became an attempt at a day for night sort of set up. At first I focused on balancing some of the tones in the background, then I thought it would be interesting to attempt and make the scene a night scene. Looking at it as a thumbnail though the highlights seem unnatural for a night scene. 

This image was a bit interesting when I first approached it with curves, it seemed to be a bit muddy. Overall this image was fun to alter, the colors were difficult to figure out though. The brushes are a bit to get used too. 

This image was a fun. First the sky and the foreground were very opposing contrasts one overpowering the other. I had some fun with this one though and included what is supposed to be a flying object in the background. We have all wondered about the aliens at one point or another, so I figured why not.

FInally here is yellowstone. I don't know how successful this one is, but I did enjoy getting to tackle a valley sort of landscape. the development and overall product were satisfying. 

Currency Project

The next assignment in class is to create 12 designs for currency. 
Whenever denomination for currency are made they have to be functional. I will stick with denominators that are applicable to the things one would buy presently. I will design plans (front and back) for five of the denominations- ones, fives, tens, twenties, twenty fives. Then I will make a front and back design for a one hundred dollar bill.  As for format I will deviate from the longer rectangular layout to a more square-ish pose. Also as a slogan for the bills instead of dead languages or mottos that most are not too agreeable, I will include a few of the ten crack commandments by biggie smalls. I think they are quite applicable here. I have included in this post four examples of bills that I will reference while making these bills.