Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
This layout was inspired by my trip to Chicago this past April, and last year in November. The article is about what an incredible place the city is, and how EVERYONE should visit. The pictures were shot with film, and show a side of Chicago that is not often seen.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Patty-cake is a classic English nursery rhyme that many have heard as a child. I illustrated this nursery rhyme as a page from Mother Goose. Since this nursery rhyme is usually accompanied by a clapping game, I wanted to convey this to children learning this rhyme for the first time. And since children are my target audience, I chose pastel colors as my palette.
“Ladybug Love” is a short four-panel sequence story for a children’s book. Before a child begins to learn how to read, he/she can comprehend stories within a picture. That is why this story has a comic-style layout that begins and ends on the same page. Since this is targeted for children, I chose pastel colors for the background and red as a vibrant element that will capture the child’s interest and attention.
This piece is a book cover that I designed for the classic novel The Catcher In The Rye. In this story, Holden Caulfield envisions himself standing on a cliff in a field of rye with children playing tag around him. And as these children stray to the edge, he would catch and save them from falling. However, due to his psychological instability, Holden is the one that needs rescuing. And his younger sister Phoebe is the one that tries to rescue him.
We created words or letter forms with found materials outdoors. I picked the bench outside of the art building and utilized rocks that are adjacent to the porch to create the word "Eternal". The usage of rocks was meant to represent that the bench has been visited, although the people that were once there no longer remain. In a sense then, it is the bench that is eternal, and those that have visited are merely small fractions in time.
By Fabian Alcantara
El Mercurio is a conservative Chilean newspaper with editions in Valparaíso and Santiago. It was founded in 1827. It is one of the oldest circulated newspapers in the Spanish language, circulating about 1 million copies a week.
The web version of El Mercurio has 3 parts. The online version of the newspaper (www.elmercuio.cl), the digital version (www.emol.com) which provides news and other local advertisements, and a interactive version of the print newspaper.
The online version of El Mercurio needed some help. It lacked texture and feel of the print version. Specifically, it lacked a grid layout that is critical in newspaper design. In keeping its conservative appeal, a re-interpretation was made of the high circulated newspaper.
The goal of the re-interpretation is how to bring the look and feel of the print version to the web. In doing so, it will stir readers who love the print version to try and read the online version.
This re-interpretation was inspired by looking at other online newspaper sites such as The New York Times Online, The Guardian UK, and CNN.com.
Link (Firefox preferred):
El Mercurio Re-Interpretation
This is an editorial image representing " Mr. Joe Six-Pack". I used the theme of this years election, to depict a satirical image of what "common" America is. Absolutely Disgusting. I used pen and ink with watercolor, and used Ralph Steadman for inspiration with the ink blots.