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.