I’m so excited because school ended last Friday!! I really enjoyed a lot this semester and mainly because I didn’t have writing and reading classes. Well, with exception of my history of communication design but I rarely read the book, in fact, i don’t even bought it as the class was one of the easiest and boring class of history I have ever taken… 🙂
I’m quite happy with some stuff I did in my studio classes while in others not too much.
One of the classes that I really enjoyed was Printmaking. I wasn’t too interested on this class the first half of the semester. In fact, I didn’t do anything on this class until mid semester when I was supposed to turn in the whole projects I was supposed to have done by then…
Here is some stuff I did on this class.

As usual you’ll find some sort of Asian or Japanese inspired stuff even in my school work!!… I like a lot the colors on this one…

Pronto Plate Litho

Etching

After thinking too much what to do for one of my final projects, I decided to do something Korean as I couldn’t get out of my head the freaking Pansori music, especially the arirang song from the Korean movie Sopyonje that I had watched a couple of days earlier, so I did something inspired by the movie, I guess.  I think this is my favorite print from the class even though I still think the digital version looks a lot better.

digital version

This was my last print project and I wish I have had more time to have done this better but with so many stuff to turn in for my other classes I ended up doing something quickly that I was not too happy with it.  I ended up pretty excited with the silk screening and etching process that I’m taking another class of printmaking next semester!…

My intro to graphic design class was ok…  I didn’t dedicate so much time in making the projects as I always ended up working on those projects during my long morning lecture class of history of communication design. Anyway, I think I would have ended up sleeping in that class if I wasn’t doing the homework there… there wasn’t  not a single class without hearing people snoring or doing their homework while the teacher talking for 3 hours!!

The only think I didn’t like about this intro to graphic design class was working on a soup project for more than a haft semester. After that project we worked in some posters that were more fun to work with.  One of those was the uncelebrated holiday poster. I found out about alot silly holidays to choose from but I decided to do mine on a serious one, “The World Kindness Day”. I think people need to know more about this “kind” of holidays as there are way too much unkind people out there…

Btw, that is not my picture... it was ok to use other people's pictures so i didn't bother on taking my own... too lazy...

For my last project we were supposed to create a campaign for a museum and I decided to go for the National Museum of Mexican Art as I had never been there.  so i went to the museum to create this project and took tons of pics. I can’t believe it took me 9 years to visit this museum even when it is couple of blocks from were I usually park to take the train and besides its FREE… overall,  I was pretty impressed with some of the art in the museum. I’ll definitively come back again…

As for my Advertising Art Direction class I think I did my worst work here.  Even when in the whole semester we only worked  on 3 projects, I ended up turning a crap of work last week … one of my projects was an ad for a Japanese Green Tea beverage, lol.  I think I should have chosen more wisely my product…  We had a new teacher at mid semester. And that’s when I started to like the class as he was the funniest and weirdest (in a good way) teacher I ever had… He really tried to helped me a lot and even told me I did great with my finals projects but in reality I feel its was just plain crap comparing it to the work of few of my classmates…
Like for example here is the crappy ad posters I did for a sharpie campaign… it just stupid just like the ad says…

Well, i kinda ended up happy with my poster….

As for interactive web design classes I first though this one was going to be a very easy one as I became very interested on creating websites long long time ago back in my high school years. I though I was very familiar with creating websites but I was totally wrong. I soon realize that I didn’t know how to create websites with just coding and without the help of Dreamweaver.  So it was a bit challenging but I learned a lot of stuff that I’m going to try to apply to some of my many websites I haven’t updated for many years, as I had lost interest on web design…  here are some of my fav website projects I did…  and yeah, they are about Japan too!! 🙂

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