This is an illustration proposal for a novel, "The Kite Runner". This is a book of friendship, hope, passion and struggle. Through this image I decided to use settle colors of the desert to create a smooth sense of hope. The two friends flying a kite symbolize friendship and togetherness. No matter the struggle, friends re forever. The sunset is symbolic to time, how days pass and life moves on. These are some of the morals that the author describes in the book and I want to create that feeling through in the cover.
I chose Rockwell which is a slab serif font. I really liked this font but at the beginning I didn't know what to do with the project, so I decided to play with two letters of the font which had important characteristics. I used black to show the impact of the font because it gives an even color, and tried to give it some life with two other colors!
Okay, so this is the finish text poster project. I chose the font Bembo and I really couldn't do much with it, but whatever. This whole project gave me a massive headache. The words just couldn't fit and I had a great idea that I just couldn't translate. In the end I stuck with this...which isn't so bad, but nothing as awesome as to my original idea. The final version is the top image.
I really liked what I had thought of originally, but unfortunately I just couldn't translate it down onto the screen. I got some of the design in, and I really like it, but there was just no way I could make the stupid text fit. I chose to work with and old style font because I know its out of my comfort zone, but Christ! I didn't expect it to be this difficult. So I ended up scrapping this, but I like it enough to put up here.
This design was created to depict the meaning of the Impact typeface. Impact is a san-serif typeface designed by Geoffrey Lee in 1965. It was mainly used as a headline font, and was also created to attract the viewer's attention (which is why it is called "impact").
This is a visual forum for problem solving and discussion for Distinguished Professor Carlos Llerena Aguirre's students. University of Miami, USA, Wuhan University, China and Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. Lima.
Llerena Aguirre is a Italo-Peruvian born artist. He has published drawings, illustrations, and woodcuts in international journals, books, magazines, several children’s books, and newspapers. Carlos directs and produces independent documentary films and video art from his Miami-based in-house studio.
He represented Peru and the USA with his woodcuts in the Norsk Internasjonal Grafikk Biennale, Norway. The Jubilam X Internationale Grafik Triennale, Norway The Large Format Print Biennale, Venice Italy, The Xylon Graphische International Triennale, Switzerland. Hawaii Print Biennale. 5BIG Bienal internacional de Grabado, Lima Peru. Douro, Printmaking Internationbal Biennale de Gravura.Portugal.
Recipient of the Frans Masareel Centrum artist in residence in Belgium, artist in residence in "Venice Printmaking for Large Format", Venice, Italy and the TAKT BERLIN artist residence in Fredrikshain. And a solo show in ICPNA, Lima International Printmaking Biennale. Book published in:
He holds an MFA, in Cinematography from the University of Miami; an MFA, in Painting, an MEd. in Art Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign , an MA, in Printmaking from Hunter College C.U.N.Y, and a BFA in Advertising Design from the School of Visual Arts. New York