Fall 2012 Line-up
LC Training Project (Premiere Project):
Workshop - During Training
Rough Draft Due - 9/3
Final Draft Due - 9/16
Showing - TBA
Project 2 (MPC Promotional Poster):
Workshop - 9/30 SCCT 3039 at 7:00PM
Concept Due - 10/7
Rough Draft Due - 10/28
Final Draft Due - 11/11
MPC Promotional Poster
To provide a hands-on learning experience of the process for creating Large Format Posters supported here in the MPC. This project will promote the development of each LC’s design skills and their ability to work with images, color, and text. Final products will be presented in the MPC to not only promote the MPC as a resource but also to showcase the abilities of the Lab Consultants.
Lab Consultants will be tasked with creating a Large Format Poster to promote the MPC as a resource available to students and faculty. Poster dimensions will be 21” x 28” to allow for ease of printing (side-by-side) from the LFP printers while still maintaining the aspect ratio of typical LFPs. Posters must promote either the entire MPC or may focus on one or more of the specific services available.
Posters should be well developed and presentable. All project deadlines are expected to be met with the usual consequences for not meeting deadlines. LCs who present a project that shows a blatant lack of effort or disregard for the project purpose will be subject to penalty and/or doing the project again.
Using correct LFP workflow (Set the Size!)
Design elements and readability
Use of high quality images (Importance of 300 dpi)
Use of color (Color schemes, readability, etc.)
Resource Center - MPC
If your having trouble deciding how to promote the MPC or what service point to choose, take a look at this page for some ideas.
Resource Center - Creating an LFP in PowerPoint
This is a good tutorial on using PowerPoint to create Large Format Posters.
Visual Literacy Workshop
This workshop is very useful in learning some basic design concepts that when applied to posters can make a large difference in quality.
Hamilton Library - Copyright
Looking for some images to use in your poster? This site has information on what you can and can't use, as well as some useful links for finding media.