Michelle Clark Graphic Design

Portfolio Piece #1 – Guys & Dolls
May 18, 2009, 10:15 pm
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Guys and Dolls poster design

Guys and Dolls poster design

A poster and playbill design for the Mt. Hood Community College’s Winter 2009 production of Guys and Dolls.

As winnter of a poster design contest, I got the opportunity to design the official poster and program for the play Guys and Dolls. Through use of typography, color, and image I designed a poster that has an old-fashioned Broadway look and feel. I continued this idea on the inside of the playbill by using  bold, condensed headlines and a traditional type layout.




Beautiful Splash Portraits…and More
May 5, 2009, 9:59 am
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Image credit Nico/DG

A great resource for all kinds of creative design work is Flickr, believe it or not. They have a special section you can subscribe to called flickrdesign where designers post all kinds of posters, prints, publications, and other Graphic Design projects.

I was especially impressed by these colorful splash (I’m not sure of another word to call this type of design) posters by Nico/DG as he is known. If you look at his work you can see faces inside all of the colorful splatters. If this is not your cup of tea, don’t worry – there’s plenty more design to look at.

How to Make A Gig Poster
Image courtesy of Dave from GoMediaZine

Image courtesy of Dave from GoMediaZine

After spending some time looking around GigPosters, I decided to do a litle more research on the topic. I found this great Illustrator tutorial on how to make a gig poster by basically just using photographs and Live Trace, collage techniques, and vector shapes. Dave of GoMediaZine (where this tutorial was born) provides step by step instructions while he creates this mock Fall of Troy poster for The Deftones. GoMediaZine is a site full of advice from real working artists and designers. I recommend checking it out as a creative resource.