|Institution:||University of Southern Indiana|
|Category:||Graphic Design, Information Design, Print, Typography|
|Filed Under:||Brainstorming, Composition, Design Research, Education, Form-making, Four-year Program, Grids, Illustration, Poster, Pro-bono, Process, Production, Social Impact, Visualization, Writing|
To design an information poster on the topic of non-indigenous species. The poster is 27x27inches. Using words and images represent a belief, issue, event, or action, which is related to the chosen subject matter. First and foremost, the poster must be used to describe the topic of invasion. Secondly, the poster should be used to announce an event.
- Study the basic problem of non-indigenous species. Cultivate an interest in one case-study and further your investigations and research.
- Consider “formatting” your research/analysis, ideation, and refinements so that it can easily reveal your thought process.
- Create a grid system to organize all layers of information– text, images, graphics.
Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop by Timothy Samara
Information Graphics by Sandra Rendgen and Julius Wiedemann
Students had to wear many hats for this project, such as writer, editor, photographer, illustrator, designer. They learned a lot through the design process. Time management had been a problem for this big project. Some couldn't finish it in 4 weeks and had to get an extension on the final print stage.