Monday, May 25, 2009

Christmas art

First up are some vector presents with subtle wrapping paper patterns so that type could be placed over top by the graphic designer and still be easily readable. Each individual present was created with the intent of filling a horizontally oriented 8.5 x 11" sheet of paper, and to be hung on the wall.

All of this art above and below is intended to be used in a classroom scenario.

Below is a vector Christmas tree that was specifically made to fit into a grid, which explains why it's so symmetrical and vertical. Also part of my goal was to make each sheet of paper in the grid interesting if I could, which explains some of the crazy branch shapes. Why did the Christmas tree need to fit in a rigid grid? So that each part of the tree could be printed on a sheet of 8.5 x 11" paper and then assembled on a wall into the whole tree. The garlands also needed to be fatter than I normally would make them and clean so that a teacher could write on them.