Thursday, March 31, 2011

Viral Craft Fair

Some names that I was considering was...

- Nuclear Craft Fair
- Toxic Craft Fair
- Biohazard Craft Fair
- Viral Craft Fair*

I've decided that I'm going to do Viral Craft Fair because there is concept behind it meaning the art is contagious and easy to spread. I'm going to combine something scientific and crafts together visually because they normally don't go together at all.

I've done new thumbnails and moving to the computer now.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Changing the Name

What I discovered in class today was that my poster said "craft" but not "renegade."

I'm going to look into changing the name of my craft fair. I'm going to stick with 2 words that don't go well together, and research words that help me create a visual picture. For example: "terrorist craft fair" or "atomic craft fair." I'm not going to use these, but do something to the extreme.

Monday, March 28, 2011

2 Different Directions

Tonight I did more progress on my posters on the computer. I have two main directions I am heading right now. One of them combines type with the Brooklyn bridge which is a very loose drawing on the computer to represent the indie style. My other direction uses repetition of buttons to create somewhat of a pattern. The buttons overlap and I played with them being transparent.

They are very different directions, and I hope to get a lot of feedback tomorrow in class on which one I should execute. I have mixed feelings on both.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

More Info

Here is more info about the fair from the website:

What is the Renegade Craft Fair?
The Renegade Craft Fair (RCF) is a large-scale and free-to-attend marketplace event! Featuring hundreds of artists at a time, vendors travel from all over to sell and showcase their handmade goods and original artwork. RCF is held yearly in urban epicenters of creative indie-entrepreneurship – including Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, and London (UK).
What makes RCF unique?
The Renegade Craft Fair differs from traditional arts and craft fairs by focusing on DIY and indie-craft culture. Each individual fair is juried from hundreds of applicationsto purposefully feature a curated, eclectic array of young and emergent designersproducing original and handmade goods in a wide variety of media. We feature artists with a DIY (do-it-yourself) background – creating innovative work using traditional craft methods, but not based on preexisting patterns or products. Each event features paper goods, housewares, ceramics, bath products, jewelry, craft kits, accessories, clothing, comics, plush objects, knits, curios, collectibles, artwork, and so much more!
What kinds of things does Renegade have to offer?
All of our Fairs are juried separately and each fair features a unique line-up of artists.  While we have some returning vendors and some artists who travel to participate in each and every event, we always welcome new applicants!  RCF draws thousands upon thousands of attendees – shoppers, arts and crafts enthusiasts, media scouts, bloggers and tastemakers all make a point of turning out to see what’s new and to stock up on unique artist created goods.

More Progress

Over the weekend, I did more thumbnails and more research on indie posters. I've moved to the computer. I think what will make my poster stand out from the rest of craft and art fair posters is the indie style of the poster. I'm not really familiar with this style, so it's pushing me out of my comfort zone.

I agree with Kelsey's comment that I should stick with one of the existing cities because those define more of the indie style I am trying to push.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Renegade Craft Fair

I've been doing more research on the Renegade Craft Fair, and I think I want to do my poster over that. I really like the style of the website and think there is potential in a creative poster. The style isn't as structured as a lot of my stuff in my portfolio is. Here is what the website looks like...

I'm not sure what city I want to do yet. There is Austin, Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London. I could create a new city or do an existing.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Art Events

I've been looking at art events to do. There are art walks including examples like Wallingford Art Walk, Downtown Bellingham Art Walk, Arti Gras Art Fair and the Main Street Arts Festival here in Fort Worth.

I've also been researching an East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival and Ballet posters.

One art event that I really like is the Renegade Craft Fair. It travels around the country yearly including places like Chicago, San Francisco, and London.

Info on website:

At the Renegade Craft Fair you can expect to find only the best indie-craft and DIY artisans! Featuring both local and national talent, shoppers can anticipate a vast arrayof independently designed jewelry, clothing, paper goods, home + garden goods, posters, artwork, plush objects, bath + body products, and so much more!!


I've been doing a lot of research on different styles of posters throughout the break. I've been looking at different styles of posters including typographic posters, image posters, and some that include both. The posters with a lot of texture really catch my eye. Also, I like ones that use a lot of geometric shapes. Here are a few of the styles I consider looking further into...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bring it!

I haven’t decided which direction to pursue yet regarding our assignment, but I’m excited to start the research process. This project will definitely push me out of my comfort zone because I haven’t had a lot of experience working with posters or these styles. Bring it!