Hey thanks to all of you Union-ers (yeah, we gotta work on a name) that came to the First Annual Screen Printing Demo at Pepe Hall. Thanks to Stephanie Hagadorn and Matt McInerney for setting the shindig up. We had a lot of fun. We are hoping to do it again so more people who couldn’t get the chance to do it!
The Unicon project is a way of reaching out to our own design community for a little help with funding our new club, The Union. We plan to gather vector icons submitted by fellow SCAD students. After the February 4th, 2010 submission deadline we will be packaging those icons into a font file and to sell online. A digital product is ideal for our first fundraising project because it requires no financial investment to get execute, just a commitment of time and attention. We also hope to do a little good with this project, assuming that these icons could be used for signage, wayfinding, user interface design, and simple visual communciation in general. We have preliminary plans to create additional icon packs in the future pending the success of this.
- All icons must be 720 points high, the width may be as wide or as narrow as needed.
- All icons must be one color.
- All the design work must be your own. You may not use copyrighted images.
- You may not use any typefaces or fonts in the making of your icon. If you’d like to use type, design it yourself.
- Try to keep your vector work as clean as possible. Your icons may be subject to clean up and minor modifications before release. The final file should be a single image on a single layer (just as it is in the template).
- Submissions should be a vector file format like AI, EPS, or vector PDF. AI CS3 is preferred.
- All SCAD students may submit as many icons as they’d like.
- The Union board members will be the judges of which icons are included in the final font file. We intend to include everyone’s work, but in the event of multiple designs of the same icon, we may have to make a judgement call.
- NAMING - The submitted file should be named as exampled here. This will help us keep everything organized. Include your first and last name, underscore, the name of your icon, underscore, and the number of the icon in a series (ie: an icon of a battery full or empty or any of the stages in between may be 4 or 5 separate files) for example: MattMcInerney_Battery_4.ai, MelissaRhyner_RunningPony_1.ai.
Download the template file: unicon_template.ai.
An example layer has been provided to show a sample of an icon. Delete the example layer and design your own icon in the space. When you’ve completed your icon, save the file as FirstnameLastname_iconname_#.ai and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a few links if you wanted to check out stuff shown at this discussion.
Banksy - http://www.banksy.co.uk/
Guerrilla Girls - http://www.guerrillagirls.com/
Joshua Allen Harris - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH6xCT2aTSo
Graffiti Research Lab - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKbtTPYZEig
Facade Project - http://vimeo.com/5595869
A few links to some free fonts that may be of interest.
if you have more type available free and legally feel free to post it as a comment!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first meeting. Here are a list of links mentioned and/or related to our first meeting and discussion of type:
http://typography.com (H&FJ’s site)
Join us for our first meeting today October 15th, 2009 at Poetter Hall in room 105 at 8:00pm.
We’ll be talking about the purpose of our club, what we want to do with the club and ask you where you see it going in the future. Followed by A Conversation on Type.
On a side note, there will be cookies!
Edit: Thanks to all that attended. Here’s the PDF from our conversation in case you missed it.
Union is the new Graphic Design club, open to and welcoming all students. Every other Thursday, Union meets to discuss and critique the past, present, and future of design. Topics for discussion are unique to each meeting, such as: design principles, sustainability, current trends, and the overall history of Graphic Design.
Besides general discussion, Union meetings are also a place to get inspiration, help, or critique on your design projects.
Most importantly, Union is about building a community of designers. Oh, and there will be cookies
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