I like to begin the school year with a socially relevant assignment in my Graphic Design 2 class. Last year’s distracted driving project provided a great forum for addressing a subject that touches all of us, so I assigned it again this year. At first, the students approached the assignment with some apprehension, partly because of the seriousness of the subject. But they analyzed the problem well and designed with unique perspectives that focused on the best ways to reach their target audiences.
There are many groups educating the public about distracted driving. Students chose an existing group or invented their own for the purposes of the project campaign. A few organizations stood out for us and are worth mentioning here:
- It Can Wait
- Decide to Drive
- Distraction.gov (official government website for distracted driving)
- EndDD (End Distracted Driving)
- logo – Must show in black & white, as well as in 4/c (four-color = cmyk; for poster) and 2/c (for T-shirt); must be 300 ppi. Must use logo on poster and t-shirt.
- poster – 24″x36″, plus 9 pt. bleeds. 4/c (four-color), 300 ppi
- t-shirt – 8″ square. optional colors, 300 ppi
- logo – Must be a combination of type and graphic mark
- poster – Logo, at least 1 image, 1 headline, 1 Call-to-Action that includes 1 phone number and/or 1 website URL
- t-shirt – Logo, at least 1 image, 1 headline
- campaign – Can be an existing organization or an imaginary one.
Student Designs: Posters
Student Designs: T-Shirts
We do class critiques every week and the students are always curious to know what people think about their designs. We welcome your feedback, too! Sharing your thoughts adds new perspectives and contributes to the students’ educational experience.
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