April 24 — Final Project Introduction
May 1 — Final Project First Draft / Trip to the Herb Lubalin Study Center
May 8 — Final Project Second Draft / Revision
May 15 — Final Project Third Draft / Revision / Guest Critic Visit
May 22 — Final Exam
To create 3 posters (as part of a poster series) and a booklet for The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at CCNY. The theme for the series will be based on an interview, essay, or written publication about the architect and his/her work.
This fictional lectures series will take place in the Fall of 2017. The exact dates are up to you.
3 posters 10 x 16 in
1 16-pg Booklet any dimension
The posters must include
- name of architect
- lecture series title
- credits to the host, and sponsors of the lecture series.
The brochure must include the following:
Pg 1 — Cover
Pg 2-3 — Table of Contents
Pg 4-5 — Architect's Biography
Pg 6-9 — Interview, essay, or written publication about the architect.
Pg 10-13 — Selected works by the architect.
Pg 14 — Lecture dates
Pg 15 — Credits
Pg 16 — Back Cover
- No photography is allowed. If you are a photographer and would like to use your own images, you must run the images by me first.
- You can use a maximum of 4 colors—e.g. black, white, X, and Y.
- You can use a maximum of two typefaces.
- One architect per person.
- The architect must be alive and practicing. Use this as a starting point for your research.
Anyone on this list in NOT allowed http://www.complex.com/style/2015/06/25-architects-you-should-know/frank-lloyd-wright
May 1 — First Draft
First Draft of the 3 posters and brochure.
We'll discuss the balance of form and function in your design. In order to get the best feedback you must have all your content (text and images) ready to go.
May 8 — Revision
Second Draft of the 3 posters and brochure
We'll discuss the underlying structure (grid and style) that will make the posters and brochure work as a cohesive design system. In order to get the best feedback you must have all your work as close to the final stage as possible.
May 15 — Final Deliverables for critique
Bring your final draft of the posters and the brochure for critique by a visiting guest critic.
We will begin promptly at 6:30pm so be on time and ready to present. Each student will get roughly 5-8 minutes.
May 22 — Final Exam (Bring Everything)
More details on this later but for now, please bring the revised versions of the following:
- MLK Booklet (one the most successful one out of the three).
- Type Specimen with Specimen Sheets
- Final Project
Find an architect for your project. Write his/her name on the board as well as a comment on the blog to avoid duplicates.
Answer the following questions: