Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Pathfinder Guide

Illustrations of Noma Bar

Noma Bar is an illustrator who employs an amazing use of positive and negative space.  Click on the image below to see more of his work.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Positive and Negative Space

Many really great logos us both positive and negative space as essential aspects of their design.  Your logo needs to show that you have at least looked closely at this space, and that the negative spaces are just as interesting as the positive spaces.  Click on the images below to see more examples.

How to design a logo of letters

Here is a great website showing some different techniques for creating a logo out of letters.  (Thanks Seth Callahan for finding this site.)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Inspirations for Logo Design

Here are some excellent examples of logo design. Click on the images to go to the websites.  Pay attention to the use of fonts, shapes, and positive/negative space. Use some of these ideas to brainstorm and enhance your logo(s) as you go along.

(This one is more about the process of design.)

Bitmap vs Vector

It is very important to understand the purpose of Illustrator. Unlike PhotoShop, which is used primarily to create and edit images that are pixel-based, Illustrator is used to create and edit vector files. The image below illustrates the difference between bitmaps and vectors.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Welcome back to school!

Welcome to the website for the Graphic Arts classes here at Lincoln High School.  This is an exciting year with a lot of changes.  Let's all make the most of it.

To get us started, let's take a look at some amazing student work from past years: