VISUAL COMMUNICATION

Bauhaus Futura Poster

The concept for this poster was to create a print spread on the history of Futura's development and usage as a font. Immediately, was inspired by the ultra-clean and modern appearance of Futura. As I was doing research, I discovered that Futura was the first font to be used on the moon. Thus, I fused space imagery with the geometric principles of Bauhaus design. The light and clean colors of the design help enhance the design's futuristic tone. To me, the piece is an example of my work with the

principles of design in a print medium.

As a Mass Communications and Film and Media Arts double major, I have worked extensively with the principles of design. As a result, my work extends across print and web design, like the graphics shown.

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Cresent City Pattern

This pattern features the classic Louisiana color

combination of purple and gold. The two colors

are notable for their connection

to Louisiana State University and their usage

during Mardi Gras. The crescent moon graphic is a reference to New Orleans's popular nickname of
"
The Cresent City."

This pattern features the classic Louisiana color

combination of purple and gold. The two colors

are notable for their connection

to Louisiana State University and their usage

during Mardi Gras. The crescent moon graphic is a reference to New Orleans's popular nickname of
"
The Cresent City."

Crescent City Pattern

Stewart_Grady_Proj1 Final_2cropped.jpg

This pattern features the classic Louisiana color

combination of purple and gold. The two colors

are notable for their connection

to Louisiana State University and their usage

during Mardi Gras. The crescent moon graphic is a reference to New Orleans's popular nickname of
"
The Cresent City."

Cresent City Pattern

Crescent City Pattern #2

This pattern makes use of all three Mardi Gras colors: 

green, gold, and purple. It features a streetcar icon,

musical notes and instruments, a streetlight, and 

the fleur-de-lis.

Stewart_Grady_Proj1 Final_2cropped.jpg

Cresent City Pattern

This pattern features the classic Louisiana color

combination of purple and gold. The two colors

are notable for their connection

to Louisiana State University and their usage

during Mardi Gras. The crescent moon graphic is a reference to New Orleans's popular nickname of
"
The Cresent City."

This pattern uses the traditional Mardi Gras color scheme

and introduces stripes to create high contrast

between the different colors.  I used different symbols

like the Mardi Gras masks. The masks are inspired

by the traditional comedy and tragedy masks of the

theater. I included them as representations of

the city's unique culture and lively citizens.

 

Crescent City Pattern #3

Cubism Jazz Poster

This poster was created separately from the series of patterns. My objective was to create a poster that captured a jazz vibe while using cubism as my guiding art style. I used warm and dirty tones to create the sensation of being in an old jazz club. I relied on fragment shapes and chaotic angles to enhance the elements of cubism in my piece. I inserted symbols and the names of famous streets in New Orleans to tie it back to the city. I expanded my skills by challenging myself to work with alternative artistic styles.

Stewart_Grady_Proj1 Final_2cropped.jpg

This pattern features the classic Louisiana color

combination of purple and gold. The two colors

are notable for their connection

to Louisiana State University and their usage

during Mardi Gras. The crescent moon graphic is a reference to New Orleans's popular nickname of
"
The Cresent City."

Cresent City Pattern

Crescent City Pattern #4

This pattern is a recreation of a jazz piano, but 

colorized with Mardi Gras colors. I put the keys at a slight

angle to create an offbeat vibe. I enjoyed playing with

texture, composition, and spacing in this pattern.

 

This pattern is the biggest deviation from the style of the

series. I wanted to experiment with using alternative

colors. Specifically, I wanted to incorporate bolder and

more vibrant tones. The other patterns were fairly 

similar in color and contrast. I wanted to create one

pattern that stood out from the rest. I also wanted to

challenge myself to capture the style of New Orleans

without relying on traditional colors. 

 

Crescent City Pattern #5

These pieces are a series of New Orleans patterns and designs that I created in the visual communications course. I wanted to emphasis iconic New Orleans symbols and locales. I strived to create a style that reflected the unique culture of the city. I focused on themes of jazz music, architecture, and history. I wanted to create an off-beat vibe through the use of vibrant colors, high contrast, and unusual shapes. All in all, these designs helped me delve deeper into illustration.

Crescent City Pattern #6

This pattern fuses two of New Orleans's greatest cultural exports: music and food. I used a wide range of colors to reflect the wide range of snowball flavors and musical styles.