Source & Mix Botanical Illustrations with Typography to Create Trendy Designs

Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand, Graphic Design & Photography

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7 Lessons (24m)
    • 1. Class Overview

      0:51
    • 2. Sourcing & Cutting

      3:43
    • 3. Arranging Elements

      3:14
    • 4. Adding Type

      3:49
    • 5. Working with Masks

      3:46
    • 6. Developing Colour Variants

      3:35
    • 7. Print Preparation & Conclusion

      5:28
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Project Description

Design a greeting card by combining found floral or botanical illustrations with the text of your choice.

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Start by researching greeting cards and floral/botanical designs which inspire you. Then think about what you want to use your future card for and who you want to give it to—this will help you to formulate the writing on the card and will steer you in the right direction when picking images to be used on the card.

Complete your class project by uploading the following:

  • your research into greeting cards and floral/botanical designs which inspire you (optional);
  • original source images;
  • examples of your card's colour variants and any work-in-progress previews if you want to receive feedback on how to develop your work further;
  • 1 or more final card designs;
  • a few words about what you want to use your card for, how you picked your source images, where the ideas for writing came from and what you have learnt.

 

Resources:

Biodiversity Heritage Library on Flickr

Bibliodyssey Flickr Library

U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection

Type & Flowers — my research board on Pinterest

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