i finally finished my interior spreads. i still have my cover spread to finish, i'm a little under halfway through with it. after that, yay for no more catalog!
then i just have to finish my direct mailer and poster for my collateral project (i finished the cd package a week ago, thankfully).
i'm way more excited about my collateral project. we had to pick a single recorded over 20 years ago and do a campaign for it involving a direct mail piece, poster, and cd packaging (obviously). i picked popcorn by hot butter, which is insanely obscure apparently, eventhough it's extremely easily recognizable. the only person in my class that has any idea what the song is, is my teacher. i decided to pick 9-12 year olds as my target audience, to make it a challenge.
i ended up going with a movie theme. the cd packaging is a box of popcorn, the cd is clear (except the part of the cd that has the song on it, that's still silver) with popcorn screen printed on it (if you've ever seen the decline cd you know what i'm talking about), the direct mail piece is a movie ticket, the poster is a still from those "let's go out to the lobby" intermissions from a drive in movie.
my catalog i just can't get that excited about, although i did get kinda excited towards the end because it ended up looking way better than i was expecting. i'm doing a swimsuit catalog for 12-18 year old girls. the only part that exictes me is that i've made a page with two wheels and an illustration of a girl so you can see what the different bikini separates look like. it's just so... overly girly. i realize my design style is feminine, but it's so girly that it makes me want to vomit looking at it. i mean, i used pink. i hate the color pink.
stupid trying to get range so my portfolio pieces don't all look the same.
if you're curious and don't mind downloading massive pdfs, my 2 interior spreads are here. i really do mean that it's massive. it's like 1.5 megs or something.
i'm sure i'm going to go to sleep and wake up tonight and realize it's hideous and tear it halfway apart and rebuild it. i hate being a perfectionist with my work :\ i'm going to have so much trouble letting my real work go to press. i want to constantly tweak things up until the very last second.
imagine learning that term your first year in a room full of teenagers. much laughter ensued.
i like how vaguely sexual a lot of the design terminology is... of course, i might just think it sounds vaguely sexual because i have a filthy mind.
The design is cutsy, which is good for your target audience. The only criticism I have is that the reverse colors on the last two items on the first page do not match the green on the reverse of the second item. I assume they are suppose to all be the same green but on my screen the last times look for tanish than green. That may just be my laptop screen but there is definately a difference in the color. Oh, and I might make the face on the figure on the first page a bit more abstract to not stand out so much from the rest of the body but that's just me.