This meeting we took a closer look at the development of everyone’s idea for their Toyagami design.
Ami: Build a Caterpillar
Rae: Hipster Dolls with adjustable limbs, and record player.
Bridget: Fish with colorful patterned paper (possibly in fish bowl, or hanging from the ceiling)
Dylan: Build your own skyline.
Alberto: Rotating Toy
Melissa: Suitcase and cut out outfits
Lisa: Geisha Dolls
Dishal: Jungle Animals
Meghan: French Bull-dog
Anna: Crazy People
The briefs for your toys are needed ASAP. Write one paragraph describing your toy, its idea, approximate dimensions, and type of space needed (pedestal, or table). E-mail that to Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please and Thank you.
Introduced today was a new project where we are working with Alter Ego Productions. Alter Ego Productions is a student talent organization that will be holding COD’s first annual talent show, The Chaparral Showdown on April 26th.
This is a two phase project, right now we’re doing phase one, which is advertising their need for submissions. Phase two details will come later.
They have requested that we develop a campaign of promotional materials including an event logo and information. They need a tabloid sized poster (11x17), a quarter page flyer (4.2x5.5), and newspaper insert (6x8). The campaign needs to work in both color and black and white.
The due date for this is the next meeting, Tuesday 26th. Have the pdf files ready to give to Dan.
Listed below is content provided by the client.
Chaparral Showdown: COD’s first annual talent show
Big prizes will be awarded
Any and all talents accepted!
Pick up applications at the office of student life starting March 1st
Demos due April 3rd
Return applications to the office of student life
Hosted by Alter Ego Productions
(630) 942 2712
Also required on the poster is the Alter Ego Productions logo. Provided below:
Sorry for the late blog update but sometime’s other things get in the way. I’ll try not to let it happen again. Last meeting wasn’t much, not much of a big turn out. We looked at a few pieces some members were thinking about submitting to Brain Flower. We also looked at a student’s pieces that they were contemplating putting in their portfolio.
As of right now all I can say is that Brain Flower is coming up fast and we need to get everyone’s submissions in. Though I’m sure fully aware, the deadline is Feb 18th.
TOYAGAMI is the decided name of the paper craft toy gallery. The proposal/pitch to reserve a spot in the Wings Gallery is in the works and will be sent out soon. So keep crafting your toys!
For those of you all ready informed:
Please have your designs ready on Tuesday. This means your character fully fleshed out and color choices selected. Tuesday we will be discussing everyone’s pieces one by one, aiding each other on how their pieces will fold and be presented.
For those of you just joining us:
The members of AIGA are developing their own designs for paper folded designer toys. The intention is to represent the student’s ability to comprehend 3D design and display their illustration skills. There is no limit to the number of designs you wish to do, or even subject matter (though keep it school friendly). The ultimate goal is to have a wide variety for uniquely designed characters that best represent its’ creator.
See you Tuesday!
Last nights meeting was a short and sweet one but that doesn’t mean we didn’t cover anything important!
We can’t stress this enough, Brain Flower’s due date is approaching fast! So make sure to have your pieces ready! Last night we took a tally from each member of the group, we’re hoping you can get each piece in before the 18th, but come next meeting, one piece from each person on the list should be submitted. Here is the list:
BRAIN FLOWER PIECES
Rae: 12 zodiac pieces set
“Creation” - art supply head
Nationality girls - 3 different nations
Meghan - AIGA poster series
Carl’s Bad Day
Ami - 3 series South Africa
Stumpy the Penguin
PSA Child Trafficking
Cam - “Fallen Angel”
Torrence - Wolf on Cliff
Mina - Modern Society
Lisa - Cat on Eiffel Tower
Sexy Snow White on Deer
Ogi - PSA for GMO
Melissa- Baking with Molly
Save the Forest poster
Bridget - Children’s Book spread
Some portfolio random stuff
Kris - Ravinia poster (by submission date 2/18)
Will Review (will show several things on Tuesday)
Dan - The Real Boy Unit
INFOGRAPHICS - Dan, Meghan, Melissa, Ami, Angie, Mina
Following up our last discussion on the toy gallery we collected a number of names and decided that Toyagami was the best one out of the ones suggested. We also asked each member to show some sketches and concepts of what they wanted to do.
Melissa – Cupcake/Dessert People
Bridget – open and closing fish!
Rae – Box Monsters
Lisa – Geisha
Dan – Giant Monster and Robot battle!
Meghan – French characters!
(For those of you who did not show concepts, you can still email them to the g-mail account if you’d like feedback)
By next meeting those concepts will be fully fleshed out renders of your toy. Keep in mind on how you want your toys to fold while doing your drawing, but you don’t need to have it completely planned out. Just a finished illustration of your design (which might just give you another Brain Flower piece)
Also remember if you want some practice playing around you can check out the following:
And if you have an ipad: Foldify
Looking forward to seeing everyone next Tuesday!
We had our first meeting last night. Things started off good!
We started things off with a quick reminder on how to register for AIGA.org. If you still haven’t registered, we suggest you do, and can do so at: http://www.aiga.org/join/
Then moved on to Brain Flower. Brain Flower is the name of CODs newly planned annual Illustrationzine (Illustration Magazine). The due date for all the pieces is Friday the 18th.
We want to see the BEST of your illustration work. This can be pieces that have some other parts to it, like some type but the focus really needs to be illustration. No restrictions on how its made, whether its made in Illustrator, Photoshop, or traditional means.
You can find more information and the submission form here on our AIGA page.
Don’t be afraid to bring in your progress to meetings if you’d like to get some input on your pieces.
Paper Craft Toy Gallery. This semester we decided we’re going to do a designer toy gallery by using paper. We looked at a couple of samples.
Next week bring in your concepts for what you want to do. Don’t worry about how it folds. Just bring in sketches of what you want to do.
Our infographics. We’re running into some snags here and there with these. For one they don’t like to stay up on the back wall in 163. Also, big chain coffee shops don’t seem to want to have them up, apparently our topic was a little too “influencing”? It being such a political subject the location would have to go all the up to corporate in order to get permission to put them up. So the location hunt is still on.
So it was our last meeting for the semester this last Tuesday! We did a secret Santa!Everyone loved each other’s gifts and it was overall a good time.
Preparation for Next Semester.
PAPER CRAFT TOYS! Yeeeaaah!
We all came to an agreement that we’d like take a jab at paper craft toys for a gallery next semester. So over the break practice at them, see what you like! Consider some designs!
Heres some basic shaped ones to get knock the rust off your 3D practice:
Stay tuned for location of our infographics first appearance! Meghan and Dan are working on it! Don’t be afraid to make any suggestions!
Good luck with your finals everyone!
We looked at infographics and some changes that had been made. We’re ready to go minus a few changes, so we shared our suggestions for additional coffee shops to show them. If you didn’t write yours down, please e-mail us at email@example.com with the location’s info.
2. Ravinia Posters
Rae and Mina showed their submissions to the Ravinia poster contest. (See post above for Rae’s submission. Mina will be submitting hers to next year’s contest.)
3. Chicago Tribune Trip
Eric from the Courier asked if we’d be interested in visiting the Tribune office downtown to learn a little more from the editing and presentation staff. No set date or details yet—but we’ve responded saying that we would be interested! Stay tuned for more details.
4. Secret Santa…shhh!!
We picked names and will be creating (not buying!) a gift for the person we have chosen. Draw, paint, sew, whatever! Be creative and remember the things they shared that they’re interested in. Bring your gift to the next meeting!
Our infographics were due for critique!
We saw a total of 6 pieces. Discussed what we liked, and what really needed help. “Needs more gooder words.” Our ABSOLUTE FINAL deadline for revisions (revisions only, if you didn’t have a piece to show before hand, then no dice.) is THIS FRIDAY the 16th!
At this point, our board members will be contacting local coffee shops to discuss gallery space to hang our pieces.
As for our Illustration book project, Brain Flower will be the title. Next meeting content will be discussed.
Short and sweet, that’s all folks!
2 Important Things!
All infographics are due at the next meeting (Tuesday, Nov. 13) if they were not done tonight. If you do not have a COMPLETED infographic on this final due date, your piece will not be in the show. (No exceptions…if it’s not shown that night or emailed to us by the meeting, it won’t make it in.) Infographics will be reviewed on this night, and you should make any changes that are brought up by Friday, November 16. (You should e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org your final design on this day or before.)
2. SECRET SANTA
Members present at next week’s meeting who are interested in doing a Secret Santa will draw names. We’re putting a spin on the Secret Santa idea…instead of buying something for whoever you pick, you’ll make them something. Come to the meeting for more details and to be a part of it!
Meeting was short and sweet, seems to be the standard as time grows closer to the end of the semester!
1. Adobe Creative Cloud
Treat your adobe suite like your Netflix account with Adobe Creative Cloud! Up until Nov 4th, you can get it for only 19.99 (for the first 12 months) opposed to the standard 49.99! http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud.edu.html
1 week left to come in with a finished product! We saw some early pieces from Meghan, Louie and Ami! But come next Tuesday, the 6th. EVERYONE should have something to show for one last final revision before we get them printed and put up!
3. Illustration Collection.
AIGA student body group has decided to run a best of COD’s Illustration contest to create printed book by the end of next semester. Subject/theme is open to really let individuals really push their creative minds to the limit! AIGA members should start considering making posters to advertise it THIS semester!
B-DUBS Hally Happoween!!… wait.