A quick project to get us started this semester. Creating a crest is an exercise in storytelling and symbolism. What symbols represent your family? How can you use existing symbols or create your own? How do you subvert symbols to change their meaning?
A crest needs to be unique and memorable as well as work at both large and small sizes. The emphasis for this project will be on construction and rendering.
These marks should work at both large and small sizes and in one color.
These deliverables will focus on ideation / sketching and creating your crest in the computer using proper construction.
Process Book (Digital PDF) (Keepfile size under 150 MB)
13x19 Poster (Digital PDF) (Show both large and small sizes)
13x19 Poster Breaking down elements / storytelling
Digital AI document with all final symbols properly finalized.
8 / 24 / 21
Introduce Project One
Syllabus / Class Info
Research Family History / Origin/ Etc
Research crests / heraldry
Create a list of traits/symbols/etc and use any form of list making / concept mapping you would like to create basis for your crest.
Build a one page document (11”x17”) that presents your research for your classmates. What is important to communicate here? Also create a moodboard of potential symbols or attributes. Pull undesigned elements for this stage and focus on the content.
8 / 26 / 21
Review Research / History
(60) Pencil sketches (Use pencil and paper / No computer)
-Avoid looking at inspiration. Make sure what you are sketching relates to the research and history you constructed/
8 / 31 / 21
Review Pencil Sketches
Choose top (10) ideas to move into the computer.
-Make sure your choices explore range
9 / 2 / 21
Review Computer Studies
Continue with computer studies narrowing to your best (3) different ideas.
Explore lots of style here. What can you simplify? Does this work in reverse? How does it scale? Etc. Begin to explore how you can scale your crest? Does it break apart? Simplify, etc?
9 / 7 / 21
Review Computer Studies and choose final direction
Refine and continue to explore style. How can you simplify and make this work better both in reverse and at scale? Project Due Next Class!
9 / 9 / 21
Introduce Project 2
Project 2 Homework