To be inspired by award-winning graphic design. To survey current trends in photography, illustration, advertising and design. To become familiar with graphic design publications. To utilize library resources for research and inspiration. To use blogs as a reflection tool.
Using the curated resources in the Parkland Library as a starting point, research and collect examples of award-winning graphic design and post them on your blog. For each entry, write one paragraph describing your selection using the elements and principles of design. For your convenience, call letters have been provided for you:
Pay particular attention to these periodicals (graphic design students are allowed to check out periodicals overnight*):
Also pay particular attention to these annuals (current volume is on reserve):
Extra credit: Feel free to purchase other magazines or books at local bookstores. Keep your eyes open for potential reference materials wherever you go. Collect printed pieces, postcards, packaging, T-shirts or anything that you are attracted to. Take pictures or scan your pieces and post them to your blog. Internet resources do not qualify for extra credit.
Important: This is a graded assignment. Spelling, grammar, clarity of thought and adherence to assignment specifications will count towards your grade.
Your weekly blog posts are due every Thursday at 11:30pm (starting with Homework #2). Your blog will be graded twice this semester: once at midterm and once at final review.