Friday, September 30, 2011


Over the past few weeks my favorite class this semester, Design Principles and Strategies, has taught me perhaps the most important lesson that I've learned about design thus-far: create many, many, many, and still many more different options.  Every professor I've had prior to this has really just focused on revising, revising, revising.  This time around it's more like how many ideas can you come up with for the same project? Ok, now comp up twice that many, and revise, and now comp up more, revise, and comp up some more.  In the end you should have a piece that's pretty phenomenal once you weed out all the crap. Initially, I was pretty nervous about all of this since I'm not exactly the most prolific designer I've ever met however, this process has taught me that there really are limitless ideas and limitless ways to communicate the same message.

Here is what I've come up with so far for a black and white poster advertising the BSO production of Gershwin's "An American in Paris" (phase 3 of 4):