Aflicktion Utimate Frisbee Projects
1. Aflicktion 2011 jersey and disc design: "Sexy Nurse" black. Jerseys printed spring 2011. Discs printed TBA.
Lafayette College's ultimate frisbee team is named Aflicktion, a play off of
a forehanded disc throw called a flick. The nurse as a subject was
selected in relation to health-related afflictions. One printing-related
concern was the background filler and the cross shape, which needed to be
interrupted as large printed spaces (especially on discs) are frowned upon
as they can easily produce errors. After I created several options, the text
"Aflicktion" seemed the most appropriate and effective solution. It
interrupts the large cross area while it successfully comunicates
information; additionally, the curve of the "C" nicely cradles the shape of
the woman. (Adobe Photoshop)
2. Aflicktion 2011 jersey sample: "Sexy Nurse" white. Jerseys printed in both black and white in spring 2011.
The sample I sent to the team before printing for full-team approval. The
text on the back was relocated to the front, and the numbers were
simplified to lower printing costs. (Adobe Photoshop)
3. Aflicktion 2009 disc design: "Zombie" white. Printed fall 2010.
The team decided a zombie theme would be appropriate for the discs,
given our team name Aflicktion. They had few general requirements: two
colors (in addition to the white background), the college and team names,
and a "sick looking zombie or two." Instead of two, I created a total of
seven, six of which are mere silhouettes. One of the silhouettes is holding
a round object (a disc) in the air which signals the beginning of play in a
game. While silhouetted zombies on the horizon line is a common mage in
zombie movies, the seven figures are also linked to the number of players
that play frisbee on a team at one time. The zombie in the foreground has
transformed dramatically but the details were ultimately developed while
working closely with the team members. (Adobe Photoshop)
4. Aflicktion 2009 t-shirt design: "Spring Break" green. Printed spring 2009.
As the Hide Tide tournament approached, the ultimate team requested a
t-shirt design to be printed and given to players for warm-ups as well as for
supporting spectators. I created this image, blending the muddy
atmosphere of the sport with the tradition of recognizing images in mere
ink-blots. When looked upon closely, black figures of players will appear.
Some images are taken from popularly-reproduced images of the sport,
such as the figure on the far left, while images such as the two players
stretching for the disc were taken from photographs and then translated to
silhouettes. The team was thrilled with this design, though we changed
the neon green to a bright blue. (Adobe Photoshop)
Gozzolli fresco, original. Below.
Gozzolli fresco, restored. Right. Restored through Photoshop January 2011.
Through numerous processes on Adobe
Photoshop, I restored this Gozzolli fresco
in about a week. Missing elements were
recreated through researching Gozzolli's
works and then incorporating similar
features from those frescoes to replace
damaged areas in this piece.
1. Illustrating "ROCKET" through the use of negative space. Summer 2009.
An assignment from a class at Lafayette College, this project explores the effectiveness
of using images as negative space in a font to create a greater, unified meaning of the
word. (Adobe Illustrator)
2. Aflicktion ambigram disc design. Spring 2009.
I created this text presentation for a disc, highlighting on the rotational qualities of the
disc. In this design, our team name "Aflicktion" can be read right side up as well as
upside down if the disc is spun. I added the Buddha character, a subject created by
another Lafayette student several years ago, to emphasize the double-play of the text.
The discs were never printed in favor of the Sexy Nurse design. (Adobe Photoshop)
3. Alternative School Break (ASB) logo. Fall 2010.
This Lafayette College student organization approached me
to create this logo. The concept of the "cycle" was that
students often ignore great opportunities purely from apathy;
this organization promotes active community service when
school is not in session, which "breaks the cycle."
4. Across the Universe poster, text-only. Summer 2009.
Unable to use images directly, I recreated the movie poster
for "Across the Universe" through altering text. The word
LOVE is manipulated to fill the strawberry shape that
encases the two lovers, who have been translated into a line
drawing with the lines being the movie title repeated.
Additionally, I enjoyed the way the red and green colors
played off each other, so I included the top and bottom
lyrics, which also play off each other well, to bring the poster
together. (Adobe Illustrator)
3. Illustrating DENDROLOGY: the scientific study of trees. Summer 2009.
This project was designed to communicate the meaning of
the word "dendrology" without the ability to provide a direct
definition. With clay and branches from a bush that had
leaves similar to a miniature tree, I sculpted a tree and then
carved the word into its "bark." To emphasize the definition
of dendrology, the scientific study of trees, I carved the word
very small and then created a magnifying glass with a
broken paint brush handle and an eyeglass lens; this object
is linked to the tradition of science exploration and study.
Finally, I mounted it on a wood block large enough to present
both the tree and the magnifying glass.
(Clay, plant, wood and glass sculpture)