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Teen Read Week Book Posters

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For Teen Read Week, Mr. Diaz’ digital imaging students were asked to design posters for books but in the style of a movie poster. The main objective was to demonstrate visual hierarchy: a design concept that uses color, contrast, size or other visual tools so that viewers get a sense of visual importance when looking at a design. Students were also supposed to create original artwork that captured the essence of the story by compositing various images together. Students used their own portraits to turn themselves into the main characters.

Library Desktop Wallpaper Design Contest

1st Place – Jaylan Aburto

1st - Jaylan Aburto - Don-icles of Narnia

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Social Issue Posters 2009-2010

Students addressed social issues they felt were important to them. They began by researching their topic and attempted to understand the issue from all viewpoints. Based on their research of the issue, students then had to visually communicate their view by designing a poster. Students also wrote a short statement explaining the issue as they understood it and the message they wanted to communicate with their posters. View more posters here.

Logos & Business Card

Using Photoshop CS3’s vector graphics capabilities, students in Digital Imaging 1B designed an original logo for a fake brand or organization. Students also designed business cards to go along with their logos. See more designs here.