Sunday, January 30, 2011

Greetings from Rhode Island!


I finally decided to "take the bull by the horns" as they say and registered for an Adobe Illustrator class.  Since the very first version of Adobe Illustrator was born while I was in Art School, and, since my art school did not even have a computer in it until the year after I graduated in 1988, I sort of missed the boat on digital design a while back.  I am self-taught in Photoshop, and, probably could use a good lesson there too!  The AI class has been great so far, making less of a mystery of this still complex vector-based design product.  Our assignment for this week was to create a "Greetings From" postcard.  Since vintage versions of this card are fabulous examples of old school graphic design, I embraced a vintage theme as I solved the "visual problem."  Also, it goes right along with the vintage travel items still being listed at Carmen and Ginger..what a great coincidence!

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