All posts tagged ADCD

  • ACDC student art exhibition

    [I uploaded a picture at work! Hurray!]

    So apparently I there was something like 400 students who entered and something like 1500 pieces that were submitted so I should be very happy that both of the works I submitted got in, and I am. But that show was horrible and I think everyone who went there would agree.

    Last year the exhibition was held in a fairly large gallery, with a live dj and catering. The work was displayed nicely, with good lighting, and a very thoughtful award ceremony.

    This year, it was held on one side of  the balcony of the Mayan Theater in downtown Denver (hipster theater) in an area the length of a bedroom and the width of a hallway. The just Velcro-ed our pieces to a temporary according wall! The pieces were just hugged onto the tiny space as close as possible and the so some pieces ended up being on the displayed inches above the ground. Not only that but the cubical walls were directly in front of the theater bar so there were people in line for drinks that were simply annoyed that their space was taken up, but the people who came to see the exhibition were annoyed that only one person could walk through at a time.

    Two of my works got in, but one of them wasn’t even on display because they didn’t have room, and I’m not the only one that that happened to either. I asked one of the workers about it and she didn’t know anything about it. I’m sure that a lot of our pieces from Wyoming didn’t get in because our teacher told use to print them as big as we could and ADCD obviously didn’t have the space.

    I’m really really really happy that my work got in, don’t get me wrong, but I doubt I’ll ever participate in something with them again. It cost $20 per piece you entered with some people paying $60 to enter as many as they like. So ADCD must have made a ton of money. And they seemed much more concerned about showing some movie they were showing at the same time (the One Show) than they were about the student show. Oh yeah, and it happened to cost $20 to see the movie.

    I’m really disappointed. And so was everyone else from Wyoming who came down to see the show. I had a late class, so I drove down as soon as I could, only an hour after the opening, but I missed the “awards”–they just had the awards listed on the name cards by the pieces. I only stayed for 10 minutes because there was nothing to look at.

    The only good thing was that Evan and I ate at Kiki’s Japanese Casual Dining. SO DELICIOUS!! (and affordable) Highly recommend if you’re in the area. It’s 100,000,000 times better than the katsudon I made.

    Pictures later—hopefully. Computer is still broken.

    UPDATE: They found my CD packaging eventually and mailed it back mid-April.

  • I’m in!


    My work was accepted into the Art Directors Club of Denver’s Annual Student Show! I’m very happy. Even if I don’t win an award—what an honor!

  • Come rain or shine…

    Very excited to have photos of my cd packaging that I turned in to ADCD. I didn’t do as much as I wanted to, which is a little sad. But I was also very happy to take a break.

    concept: I created a compilation CD that can be played whether you’re having a good day or a bad day, but not matter what I hope that my CD can help you have a better day. The songs that I chose are all similar, even if they evoke different emotions. The songs  all have to do with either the time of the day, or weather imagery to relate to my packaging.

    The packaging is double sided, one side for a “rain day” and one side for a “sunny day.” The package opens from the sides to make a cloud. The booklet I created for my CD includes a short blurb about the concept and the tracks listed as times of the day. On the reverse side are scene from a “good” and “bad” day, which I image the cloud CD packaging looking nice above. The CD itself, of course, looks like either a bright yellow sun or overcast, depending on which side you’re holding the package from.

    NOTE: My actually CD is light-scribed with the swirl-line pattern as well. Unfortunately, I can’t take a good picture of something so shiny. There is also a clear plastic slip that goes around the CD which is not included in the photos.

    ^ both sides of the CD

    ^ Close up of rainy day

    ^Sunny day over booklet

    ^Inside of booklet

    One of the other graphic design students said that black backgrounds are going out of style and look outdated. She said all new portfolios are being done with a white backdrop.  I feel like good contrast doesn’t really go out of style. Any designers out there—What are your thoughts? I know The Dieline has white backgrounds…

    Ps. I made the swirls myself. I just want to mention it because it took SO LONG! :)