And now, the most fun project I've ever worked on. For my final in Tradigital, we put ourselves into groups and basically did whatever the heck we wanted. My group, who were made up of myself and my good friends Lauren Hilliker and Frank Zerilli. We made up a fictional band and split up all of the work that would go into promoting them. Lauren handled their apparel, Frank did advertisements for their shows and I did art and packaging for their albums. I really loved making up everything and then actually putting it together. I made up 13 songs for their album, and chose 3 singles and made a couple of 45s also, as well as a 12" vinyl and a regular cd.
Here's the back of the album
And the front.
And here's the inside.
Here's some of my pictures that I laid out for the inside of the booklet.
And here is (from left to right) the back and front of the booklet.We named our band "Go-Kart", I came up with it and threw it in a list of a bunch of others as well, and it stuck out the most for all of us. I think it gave us a good amount of imagery to work with but still left a lot open to interpretation. Being named "Go-Kart" and given the style I worked in, I started looking at a lot of vintage posters for the Monaco Grand Prix, and boom I decided I'd name the album "Monaco". I took most of my inspiration from bands like Arctic Monkeys, Phoenix and Mystery Jets.
Finally, I had my review just last night and it went incredibly, super-duperly, awesomely awesome! I had my recent teacher Liz Kerner and my soon to be senior studio teacher, Dave Chow. They both really loved my work and I got nothing but compliments and it just put a seal of awesome-ness to what, I think, was a real breakthrough year for me. Looking back I know I've come a long way and I can't wait to work all through summer and into next year! Here's a look at my set-up for my review, it's nothing too exciting but why not?
See you soon,