Tuesday, October 12, 2010


So...here's some updated ideas for book cover action going down...and the final pictograms I had. Please help me with ideas. The end. Oh, and if you take photos, I could use your help.

Oh, I'll have to save the pictograms in jpg to post...so it'll be a few days or something. The end.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


So...I'm starting on these pictograms...this is about all I've got so far...this is supposed to be a retro look to modern buildings. Check it. Definitely not the final.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Phase numero dos of Pictogram Project-Computers and Art

This is the second phase of my project. Here I have gone with a few basic ideas that were given to me, and I'm trying to figure out a good way to integrate them. I'm not sure if I should keep a similar perspective with all 3 pictograms, or use variety of perspectives on the piece. Anyways...here are more updated scetches (with more detail, etc.) for my 2 strongest recommended ideas: places in the city, and portable technology. The way I would approach the shading in these would be very similar to the BLM posters I had previously mentioned. Well, here we are:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

More designing schmoe stuff...

So, here's a "collage" I scanned into Illustrator. I'm going to attempt to trace it. We'll see what goes down...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thumbnails for Pictograph Assignment

So...yeah, time to upload my joyous thumbnails! I still don't have a full grip on this blog thing...cause I am not a huge fan of blogging in general, but we'll see how this works out. Anyways, following this statement is some scans of thumbnails I sketched up from my amazing imagination. Good stuff.

I really like the idea of the Southwest Icons. I like the painting style of Thomas Moran. I believe that's his name. I think it'd be cool to have "tourism icons" for people to relate to the Southwest. I really dig these US Dept of Interior/NPS Posters that you can see on this website:

That's kind of my inspiration for these pictograms in the "Southwest" style icons.

I also think the biking/skating/scootering combo has some potential. I'd like to make them really simple like the bike logo idea, but lack the skills to do so.