This is a project for typography where we had to design a menu based on a famous graphic designer's work. I chose Paula Scher for my designer, and one of her posters advertising a play as my inspiration. This is only two panels of the four that will make it up... it is still missing the drink menu, the desserts, and the front cover. Let me know what you think!

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p.s., this is the poster designed by Paula Scher that serves as the inspiration piece:


initial thoughts for specialty item

For my specialty item, i am creating an herb growing kit that urban cottage can sell. the brand will be called "urban herbs / by urban cottage" and will include a set of three different herbs, the types of which have not been finalized yet. depending on how i treat the type, i may end up with cilantro, mint and basil, simply because there are no descenders in the names and would be easier to work with as a set. however, a part of me wants to use sage, rosemary and thyme just because there is a song about them. not relevant. i digress...

anyways, the kit would include a small 4 panel brochure (about 3" by 2.5") explaining the care and maintenance of that specific herb, a small tag for the plant once it is in a pot, and a seed packet containing all the seeds necessary to grow the herb.

essentially, the idea of the kit is to show that you can have an herb garden anywhere, even if you live in a 400 sq.ft studio apartment 20 stories from the ground. urban herbs can be grown anywhere, as long as you give them a little sun and a little attention. :)

here's a screen shot of the front of the brochure for now, which is still at a very beginning stage. it will mimic the sticker on the front of the kit pretty similarly once it is finished:

these are the three colors of green that will represent each herb that i choose:

and this is my general color scheme. the light tan isn't quite what it will look like printed, as i am printing on that tan-ish colored recycled paper that i used for my stationery.


for mackensy

here is a screen shot of your business cards in progress. let me know what you think.



this is what my ads looked like mounted on my board, before critique suggestions:
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realized i have not updated this in quite a while.

this is what my mailer for urban cottage looks like mounted on the board. as soon as i can get pictures of the mailer actually made, i will add those to this post.