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Archive for November, 2009

Project 3

With this project I started with the idea of using a man drowning and being pulled down by time, either a clock or an hourglass. But as I worked with that it started to not be what I had wanted. So I started to look at images of women being carried away. I found one that I wanted and placed it with chains and a clock. To me the image almost looks like a really old and chessy sci-fi movie poster. So I felt placing the chessy caption on it would make it even more so. Now I wanted to place this images at places where time is an issue, where you never seem to have enough or it gets taken away. The first place I put it was at school which I never feel I have time to do all my projects. The second is at Wal-Mart becasue that’s where you go to get everything when you have no time. The third is on a train at a train crossing where you can sit for hours. And the final is at the tunnel that was built to help handle trafic but can be one of the most time consuming and out of the way routes you can take in Chattanooga.































Project 2

This project was a way for us to use InDesign and recreate book covers of our choice. I had many ideas for different covers in the beginning. I couldn’t place what cover I wanted to work on untill I picked up a small book called, “Japanese Learners Dictionary.” When I saw the blank cover with just a splash of color I knew that this was the book that I needed to do. My original idea was to show a more charming or even sexy images of Japan. I first started with an image of a modern girl vs a traditional one. But I soon shifted my attention fully on geisha’s once again. I started with a picture of a young woman who had a painted face with a fan. But soon after move to the image of the woman from the movie, “Memoirs of a Geshia.” I feel in love with the image right away. She has a calming air yet at the same time a sexy look to her. Happy with the front image I went in search of a back image. I wanted something that was simple yet traditional so I found a wonderful wall scroll that worked perfectly for the back. All that combined with some chosen text comes together to form my covers.