Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Miami Zoo

Animal illustration from a trip to the Miami Zoo, used to promote the Miami Zoo.

The Mexican Evolution

Editorial illustration for an article written by Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and publisher.

Kings of Convenience

For typography we worked with feature pages and so I created one in a different format for the Miami New Times. The article is about Kings of Convenience and their concert in Miami.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

This illustration was made for the book cover of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Taking the essence of the book and mixing it with the imagery of the book title.

Portfolio Website

Completed portfolio website (image to display mark, type, and color scheme)

Hind Rostom- An Egyptian Film Legend.(editorial)

Hind Rostom was once the icon of Egyptian film, and still lives to tell her stories.

Miami Metro Zoo Giraffe.

Weren't we all excited to feed the giraffe once upon a time?

Le Moulin De La Galette 2125

Renoir's Moulin de la Galette depicting into the year 2125 where the world has gone through many changes and now we are forced to live underwater.

Metro Zoo Poster

woulda, coulda, shoulda... well, you can!

Brew At The Zoo

Nicole Severi

This seemed like a fun event being held at the zoo, so I wanted to make a poster for it. The camels were one of my favorite animals I saw on our visit so I took a lot of photos of them and came up with the idea of combining the two interests. Since camels store water in their humps, I figured Brew At The Zoo would be a chance for humans to to store beer in theirs.

Drunk Monkeys

Maria Luiza Barreto

Let's Dance

Maria Luiza Barreto

MetroZoo Poster

Maria Luiza Barreto - "The Turtles are Coming"

Monday, March 28, 2011

Zoo Poster- Sagette Van Embden

After the field trip to Zoo Miami, all I could think about was the tiger and how royal he looked at the zoo. So, I took the photograph and played with getting the photograph to match the royal aspect that I felt the tiger had that day at the zoo.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


"The Duck Get What the Duck Get" is the title of a fictional newspaper. The catch phrase is a popular Caribbean saying which roughly translates to you get what you ask for and particularly pertains to when you do not work very hard to achieve a goal or you get a less than favorable outcome. The saying pertains to the UM football team because although they did achieve high academic standards under the latest dismissed head coach, they did not achieve the ultimate goal of achieving success on the field.

Zoo Miami Poster

I spent a day at Zoo Miami recently capturing photos of many different animals but was enthralled by the majesty of the elephant in this image and I wanted to embellish it with this mixed media illustration!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Newspaper Layout

By Erin Evon

I recently traveled to Spain and decided to do an article on it. I visited Granada, Sevilla, and Malaga. I learned a lot about the culture and had the chance to visit one of my best friends from Miami who is studying abroad in Sevilla. My favorite sites were The Alhambra and the Cathedral in Sevilla. I also got to eat paella, a Spanish omelette and many other wonderful Spanish foods. Another cool sight was the Spanish Steps in Sevilla where a scene was shot out of Arabian Nights. Malaga was also wonderful on the coast and we got to see Picasso's house and the Picasso museum. I liked writing the feature and all the photos are my original photos. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Human & Animal by Sagette Van Embden

Over the weekend, I photographed a swim competition where 2 olympic swimmers competed. And so, the entire weekend the swimmers were on my mind and so was the upcoming London 2012 olympics, because the 2012 olympics is supposed to be Michael Phelps' last olympics. In class today, we were to create an illustration that combined human trait with an animal trait, and so I created Michael Phelps (the worlds fastest swimmer) with butterfly wings, for the event that he competes in, the 200 butterfly.

Human Animal

This illustration shows the morphing of humans and animals as a metaphor. The swimmer is swimming like a fish in the water, implied by the fish scales in his arm.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Posterization by Sagette Van Embden

This in class assignment was really interesting to do, as I previously didn't know what posterization was, let alone how to do it. I experimented for most of this assignment and played around between illustrator and photoshop until I finally got the look that I wanted. This poster was inspired by a photograph that I had taken for an athlete series that I am doing for my photography class. I am a swimmer and for years I have seen interesting Speedo posters, and so I decided to use this photograph of a friend of mine who is a swimmer, and create an interesting poster of my own.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Magazine Layout

I did an article on my home. I live on Kiawah Island, located thirty minutes outside of Charleston, SC. Here are original photos and I did a layout that, after making it, reminded me of Silverstein's book A Light in the Attic. I talked about the adventure and the freedom given by living on an island. It's quaint and a fun place to live.

Typeface Typography Project

American Typewriter typeface project where I tried to revamp the old typewriter look that inspired the font. As one of my favorite fonts. I enjoy the vintage feel that American Typewriter feels. With the ink dripping down the page, I wanted to give a grunge feel to the piece. I used this type for one of my portfolio pieces, for my USPS campaign. The idea behind my campaign was "rewrite your education" and I wanted to have educational value to the piece and a vintage feel.

Small Typography Project

I did a CD cover from Ultra Music festival. I am going this weekend and really excited! I used Deadmau5 on the cover, who is playing this year, and a basic font on the back and front. I have been to Ultra the bast two years, and I love going. It's a holiday in my book. Tonight, I'm doing photos of some of the Ultra DJs who are doing an interview in a club in SoBe. I love house music, and I am excited for the weekend.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Magazine Layout

This is a Magazine Spread for an article on Venice, Carnival.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Handmade Posterization

Nicole Severi
493 Illustration

I'd always admired this technique, but was never sure how to do it by hand. I spent a day in class experimenting with various tools and created this image of a woman's face. I'm happy with how it turned out and think it could be used for an advertisement or PSA regarding skin.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Watercolor Dancers

Figure Skater in Watercolor

Beginning to experiment with watercolor techniques.

Poster Flower

This is a posterization of a sunflower, highlighting the contrast of colors and shades

Editorial - The Never Ending Conflict

Editorial Poster by Sagette Van Embden

This editorial poster assignment has been one of my favorite assignments so far. I first watercolored the lady in the red dress, in order to represent the American Heart Association red dress foundation, and then I scanned that in and created this poster. For this assignment I enjoyed getting to use both the traditional medium of watercolor along with the digital ability to edit it further in photoshop and illustrator.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Editorial Illustration

Domino Effect
stacey love

Eat More Papaya!

photo illustration
-eat more papaya-

Stacey Love Coon


I worked with small type for this assignment. I chose to replicate a label from a can of Kidney Beans. This was the first time I have worked with type that was so small and it was interesting to learn how to lay it out.

Font Poster Swatch It

I created a poster based on the Font Swatch It. This was our first assignment and I researched the typographer Samual Park to learn more about him.