Graphic Design: "Power of the Pen" Project

Premise: I have a great desire to show off the talent and the artistry of this class in the coming edition of the Literary Magazine. The best way to show this off is for a member of this class to have their work featured on the cover of the magazine. The cover will be in color. It would be great if OUR work could be featured there!

I have talked with Mr. Laurie about the Theme for this year’s Literary Magazine, and the theme is "The Power of the Pen."

Your Assignment: Given that the theme is "Power of the Pen" this year for the Literary Magazine, I would like everyone to create at least one, preferably more, piece of artwork that fit in with this theme. (I am supposing that the theme is meant to represent the ability of the written word to influence change, but I am guessing that any artwork that involves reading or writing would be acceptable.)

Artwork Rules: On your “Power of the Pen” Artwork, you must follow a couple of rules:

  • The size of your pieces of artwork should be at least 800 x 800 pixels. Because the Magazine is mostly square, you should plan on creating a roughly square piece of artwork, as well.
  • You should be as creative as possible in creating works which you are proud of and which you feel confident in submitting to the literary magazine.
  • You should try to include a representation of a writing instrument somewhere in your artwork.
  • You MUST submit at least one piece of artwork that you have created this year in Graphic Design to the Literary Magazine. If you would like it to be this one, that would be great!
  • You should try to apply the tools and techniques that you have been learning this year to the creation of your artwork:
  • Filters Layer Styles Blending Modes Brushes
    Gradients Masks and Image Cutouts Shapes Transform/Distort/Perspective
    Photo Collages Image Colorization Pattern Fill Typographic Tools

Final Product Expectations: This project will be a two day, 100 point assignment. However, this should be considered as creative outlet, instead of an assessment. Points for this project will be given based on creativity, work ethic and quality of the final product.