Vintage Illustration: Back to the Future

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The mid-20th century was an amazing time for design and illustration in America. Space was on the horizon but technology was still a little behind so hopeful illustrators used the tools that they had to mimic a new way of thinking through simplification bold colors and abstract shapes to welcome the future. This class is for intermediate illustrators and designers who know their way around Adobe Illustrator and are up for the challenge of illustrating tomorrows yesterday. Students will create a postcard of a city of their choosing. The postcard will be a greeting from the future to the past (today). The style of the postcard will be "vintage" but the city itself will be the way you think it will be in the future. (So its like if Doctor Who went to New York City in 3013 and sent you a postcard of NYC illustrated in a 1950s style.) This class will be broken down in a few phases. First well look at old illustrations to take cues from the old masters. We will spend a little bit of time making shapes and playing with opacity layers.