Uni assignments are sometimes very strange.

The following in particular. PopUps. How useless. How fiddly to cut out. How really rather boring. This was due ages ago (prelim – and I passed it) and now the ‘final’ is due in. I did discover that you can cut things much cleaner with a new blade but beyond that…

Oh alright, I guess it was an Adobe Illustrator excercise. I see the potential with that program, but I have yet to love it there’s something about not being a very patient person coupled with the pen tool that puts a strain on things.

My Popups were about Madame Curie. Now she is interesting.

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Below is my Typography poster. I have determined that I am okay with the outcome but not 100% in love with it. Art Nouveau stuff. It was really simply getting us to explore an art era in a sneaky way. I had 1900-1910. I love Art Nouveau colours and so you can see the colour palette I put together (rather quickly, hence why they are very randomly placed).

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5.jpg3 Assignments down, 1 to go!

That’s right, yesterday spelled productivity and smelt of rain. Today I need to print off some stuff, do a little backfill, (Sad but true, I might’ve just left the boring assignment until last) and make the trek into the city to get a poster printed.

Generic pricing for A2 posters starts at $30 with the $50 mark flashed around quite liberally One of the girls at uni has managed to find a ‘self-serve’ place that’ll do it for about $15. That’s where I am going.

This submission has already required of me: an A3 D Ring folder, 2 packets of A3 plastic pockets, 2 new printer cartridges… it adds up quickly. It’s painful to spend about $20 a pop on 25 measley plastic pockets.  Alas there isn’t much way to get around spending the $100+ odd dollars. Sometimes I am really glad I have a job.

There’s a warning for anyone considering studying design. Make sure you’ve got enough money to get you through. HECS is all very well – you can deal with delayed payment for the course, but you aren’t going to pass unless you meet submission expectations.

It’s going to be somewhat interesting on my way into work/uni on Friday, with four A3 folders, one of considerable size. I have a two hour window to get all my work in and the task of not forgetting the pick up date in July. It’s almost worth driving. Ahhh, but I couldn’t let Connex down could I?

Holidays I love you.

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