Graphic Design Oracle – a teaching tool

I made this small box for quick in-class prompts for exercises. In the box, there are three categories of information: Students are to randomly pick from the decided color and then utilize that information as part of an in-class exercise. For this first version, the quotes, artists, and tips came from my own readings andContinue reading “Graphic Design Oracle – a teaching tool”

PoP, the font in … The Faculty Biennial

Last year I created Pop. A font that explores high-contrast strokes, bold colors, and basic shapes. Its creation coincided with my assignment to teach typography in Spring 2022 at Illinois State University. So I started to think of new assignments I could apply to my students. I arrived at extracting shapes from Pop in 2×2Continue reading “PoP, the font in … The Faculty Biennial”

Technology & Letterpress

Very often, I feel like I am extremely old even though I’m not. This week this happened again. I am what some would call technology-skeptic. I like to wait for new forms of technology to develop before I dip my toes in it because I have a hard time buying into the whole idea rightContinue reading “Technology & Letterpress”

Different Perspectives and Street Photography

How to Have Great Ideas – Take Notice Today, in Graphic Design Theory, we experimented with some different creative methods to expand our creative minds. We followed some prompts from the book How to Have Great Ideas and went out and about Downtown Ames to take pictures and find objects that could have different meanings orContinue reading “Different Perspectives and Street Photography”

[WO]MAN UP! – AIGA Iowa Conference

I can’t even believe that this happened. Friday night, as I was watching TV and browsing Instagram, I saw that Jessica Walsh had posted a “stories” of her flying to Des Moines for the [WO]MAN UP! Conference. And I wondered: “How is she coming to Des Moines?” and “Why did I not know about this?” ForContinue reading “[WO]MAN UP! – AIGA Iowa Conference”

What are you resisting? (ArtGr 511)

CONSUMERIST | RESIST v.2 from Vitória Folletto Faccin on Vimeo. For this project, we followed the AIGA Iowa – ALLCAPS Call For Submission as our prompt. Therefore, we needed to create something (it’s always a non-specific something) with type exemplifying what we resist on a daily basis. I had a hard time thinking about a specificContinue reading “What are you resisting? (ArtGr 511)”