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The mid-20th century was an amazing time for design and illustration in America. Space was on the horizon but technology was still a little behind, so hopeful illustrators used the tools that they had to mimic a new way of thinking through simplification, bold colors, and abstract shapes to welcome the future.
This class is for intermediate illustrators and designers who know their way around Adobe Illustrator and are up for the challenge of illustrating tomorrow's yesterday. Students will create a postcard of a city of their choosing. The postcard will be a greeting from the future to the past (today). The style of the postcard will be "vintage", but the city itself will be the way you think it will be in the future. (So it's like if Doctor Who went to New York City in 3013 and sent you a postcard of NYC illustrated in a 1950s style.)
This class will be broken down in a few phases.
Finally, you'll bring it all together in Adobe Illustrator (30-day free trial available at Adobe.com). This includes finding templates from the US Post Office or moo.com, setting up files, picking colors and brush strokes, etc.
We have a lot to learn from the illustrators of the midcentury. They were masters of simplification and spunk. They had a knack for making something look simultaneously sophisticated and fun. Today's visual world is getting more simplified and full of color, so this class is a deep dive into the world that inspired ours.
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
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