Project Brief //
For this project students create album covers in Adobe Illustrator using shapes and letter forms. The goal of the project is to learn technical skills, as well as find creative expression within specific parameters. Each student brings in two songs. The preliminary stage of the project involves familiarizing the students with some principles of gestalt, and ‘words’ that describe music. Students then create simple shape compositions that illustrate the terms that best express the music they have chosen. Initially the simplicity of the assignment is the challenge. In order to arrive at the most effective solutions students need to utilize various design principles. These design principles are used to expand and create dynamic visual language and to give meaning to form. For the final part of the project the students incorporate color and type to create album covers for the artists and songs they have chosen.