Print graphic design
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A project in my spring 2017 graphic design course was to design a type specimen showcasing the characteristics and personality of a particular typeface. We were given a small list to choose from, and I decided to work with Baskerville; I've always been fond of the way serif typefaces make me think of poetry.
The type specimen was printed on one tabloid-sized page and folded into a small book with a cover, an introductory two-page spread, and a poster to be seen when completely opened up. It was a fun format with which to work.
I used Adobe Illustrator to create my design and worked closely with my professor to examine my usage of whitespace. I used one of my favorite colors, a teal variant, to add greater visual appeal. This project was completed over a week and a half, and I grew to appreciate pre-planning and sketching more than ever through the process.
While I do not aspire to be a primarily print graphic designer, I do enjoy taking on a variety of projects and appreciate that every challenge, regardless of its type, presents an opportunity to grow my skills.