The Redline: Poster 4
I’m going to be posting a few files a day from my senior project that I worked on with the most excellentChristopher Paul. Shapes done in Illustrator, texture/shading done in Photoshop.
We branded the proposed high-speed railway for Wisconsin. The name of the line is The Redline, and this is one of a 4-poster-series accompanying the branding. The inspiration for this was the juxtaposition of vintage texture and the modern train.
I don’t normally like a lot of the “retro”, vintage look designs but this one caught my eye. I get tired of the use of the unsaturated reds, beiges, and blues—nothing terribly new with this image, but I love the train. The train has a nice design and the front with windows and tips show a face, as if the train was staring us down. Not sure how intentional this way, but this is an effective was of engaging one’s audience by adding some intrigue and persona.
Great piece of art here. 2D painted on the computer. Beautiful use of color, space, and mostly perspective. We can feel the motion of the character running and feel the epic size of the mountainous turtle. The clouds and sky use a smidge of pink to help bridge unity with the purple and blues of the turtle while creating great contrast to the lush green on the turtle’s back. Epic painting, scale, and story. Really dig it.
More cool than informative, but its a nice way of simplifying the new features of HTML5vs Flash in a broad sense. Nonetheless it is pretty, enjoy.
A really great Business card with a clever idea just about perfectly executed. We see a bit of a retro 80’s sci-fi look on the card that looks fresh, modern, and easily understood. The card is instantly recognizable, which is what we all look for in great business card design.
I like how on the back the designer uses the idea of constellations to place emphasis on particular important parts on the card.