Welcome to E-Day learning at it's finest!
I have divided this lesson into three parts: the introduction (you're reading it now), the inspiration, and the assignment.
Here's how this works.
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The simplest way to define graphic design is communication through the use of art. We can use art to inform, persuade, organize, stimulate, locate, identify, attract attention, provide pleasure, and/or express feelings or emotions. This visual communication surrounds us - an omnipresent influence encompassing our lives every second of every day.
Think of a typical morning. You wake up and look at the time on your phone, pulling yourself out of bed and making your way down to the kitchen where you rummage through the pantry looking to find the flavor of cereal that looks tastiest (packaging design). You hop in the car and head to school, slowing down for the school zone sign (informative design). You may stop off on the way at a local coffee shop and be immediately inclined to try the new peppermint mocha because it looks so good on the huge sign covering the front window (persuade and stimulate advertising).
Graphic design doesn't stop there - it's in the layout of the books we read, the brands we buy, the stores we shop at, the websites we view, the apps we use, even the social media sites so many people are addicted to.
Think about our example of a typical morning. Did you leave the house naked? I sure hope not! Chances are you put on some kind of clothing - and there is a good chance that clothing more-often-than-not includes a t-shirt. Printed t-shirts are a staple in our modern society. They do everything from display our interests, to telling jokes, to advertising a company or product, and just about anything else you can think of.
Crossing the lines between art, marketing, and clothing we find t-shirts. People love their t-shirts, especially if they are free. T-shirts are an effective way to build awareness of your brand, cause, or message.
Check out this story:
https://www.boredpanda.com/creative-t-shirt-designs/ Examples 1-64
You are to design a t-shirt. A t-shirt for graphic design. You can create original imagery, use typography, or any combination you can think of.
Minimum of five thumbnails required.
You DO NOT have to compose you design on the computer.
DRAW one final version. You may choose to print out a blank shirt and draw your design on it.
Be as creative as you can.
Be original. No body wants the same thing again.
To submit your completed assignment, submit a scan/photo of your thumbnails and design to classroom, and place your name and the date on your final design and place them in your provided box.
Failure to complete this project by the assigned date will result in an automatic unexcused absence from school, as required by the Ohio Department of Education. If you have any questions, please consult your instructor.