Alphabones “M”Designer: Francois Robert

Bring to class your work in progress for the Unusual Materials Poster. Your design idea should be fully resolved, all materials issues explored and in progress. If you’re working with difficult-to-transport substances—this might be called the year of honey!—you may just photograph the lettering in your studio and not take the dangerously sticky trip to class, ruining all of your hard work in the process.

Reminders: your thumbnails and comps should always include “the box’, framed in the relative proportions of the 11 x 17” poster. As mentioned, vertical posters are more typical but your art can be horizontal if that appropriately fits the design and concept. Most of you will have your designs photographed. Do it well. The lighting and framing of the composition are part of the art.

Bring your sketchbooks too; show them to me.

Critique will be the following week, poster printed to be critiqued and handed in.

Nonsequiter number 1:


At 6:30 pm, Scott Bakal will be lecturing in Shemin Auditorium. His illustrative explorations are impressive and beautiful, in both concept and media. Come see.

Nonsequiter number 2:

On Saturday April 2nd, a bus will be going to and from NYC for MoCCA Fest. SU seniors will be selling products at one of the best shows for comics, graphics, zines and all manner of illustrated material. It’s a candy store for the eyes and mind. The bus will depart Saturday, April 2 from College Place at 6am and South campus at 6:15am sharp. The bus will return on Saturday evening—departure around 9pm. Make your reservations now. The bus will cost $25.00 per person. Payments should be given to Sara Perkins, by 4pm, Thursday, March 31st, Main Office in 102 Shaffer, 315-443-4613. No checks, CASH Only.

(Note: you can download a NCAA March Madness app and watch the Final Four on your phone on the bus; I’ve done that before!)