November 19, 2010

and even more

In a collaboration with an illustration class we had to create a Restaurant Guide for (again!) the Station North District. I decided to make a little handy guide 5 by 5 inches, spiral bound. As an extra to the 18 restaurant reviews I gave information of how long it would take you to get to the restaurant by bike or on foot from MICA or Penn Station.

more typography

The next project after the book cover was to create a railcard promoting the Station North Arts District. This district is very close to MICA and a lot of students live or have their studios there. It is an area pretty close to the North Avenue, which is one of the more dangerous streets in Baltimore. But this area has also a lot of potential: in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District (that's how they try to promote it) are nice little caf├ęs, restaurants, bars, clubs and a art house cinema. So this project had a real-world client in the form of a committee: The Central Baltimore Partnership, creative staff from local graphic design studio Mjach Designs, and the President’s Office at MICA. We had to create designs to promote Station North Arts and Entertainment District that will be displayed in the purple line buses of the Charm City Circulator. The Charm City Circulator is a free bus which takes you from Penn Station to the Inner Harbor every 10 minutes. It is part of the public transportion in Baltimore, mainly made for tourists.
So here is my Railcard:
(unfortunately not chosen by the committee)