Cold Meds Make Letters All Swimmy

So this entry and my previous entry have been tainted with sickness.  I noticed that in my previous post, I didn’t even bother to segue into the whole visual design reviewer thing.  I apologize for my lack of smooth transitions in my posts that I write whilst having this stupid cold.  Bleh.

I took some Tylenol Cold yesterday at work thinking that it was the “Daytime” kind, but I may have been wrong about that one.  I was SO out of it the whole day, but I was able to come up with some fun typographical designs for a flyer I made at work:

I had fun making that, even though I got dizzy with all the leading and kerning I had to do with this.  I want to really study more about typography and use it in a more sophisticated way.  I think I’m just “OK” at it right now, but there is still SO much I want and need to learn about using it as design.

Going back to the visual design review, the new graphic design professor at Lamar University, Crispin Prebys, is allowing me to sit in on his classes next semester to help with critiques and check out his lectures.  We got to talk more about it after the presentations were done, and I am EXTREMELY excited to finally get to learn from someone who actually HAS  a graphic design background.  Needless to say, I can’t wait to see what he has in store.  He’ll be teaching Visual Design I and he’ll also be helping AdFed with their plans book and NSAC Campaign.  Those who have known me since I attended Lamar know good and well that I was a major participant in the NSAC 3 years in a row.  I’m SO delighted to know that the graphic design department is FINALLY helping the Communication students with this competition, especially after I had to do it 3 years in a row with only one or two other people who REALLY helped me with the layout of the 32-page book.  I look forward to seeing what the students come up with next semester.

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