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Pursuasive Poster

30 Aug

Persuasive Poster

This piece is a persuasive poster I created to promote wearing seat-belts.  The photos I used are from an actual car accident that resulted in the death of a 18-year-old male.  Of the three persons in that car, two survived because they were wearing seat belts.  The poster is ringed with general sayings that people might say when they decide not to use a seat belt.  The people in this car were not drinking, or under the influence of anything.


Persuasive Poster

3 Aug

This is a persuasive poster I and another classmate worked on for my first class in Graphics Communication.  The idea is not just to get the person to look at the poster, but to have it speak to them, and persuade them to take the action you desire.  This poster uses repetition and a dominant color (red) to draw the eye straight down the page, and bring the reader to the contact information and the tag line “Can You See The Truth”.  Effective in gaining the audience, and bringing them to the information.

Save The Music Postage Stamp Design

2 Aug

Mock Save The Music postage stamp by RobinPickles

This is an design of a US postage stamp (mock) that I created.  Simple and elegant this stamp features musical instruments and a bass clef.  Postage stamp design done in Photoshop.

No Calories in This Fast Food

1 Aug

Hand drawn In Adobe Illustrator with mouse


My unique drawing style applied to the fast food I saw in the cafeteria on a day of class.  I mostly did this one for fun and I think it was actually the first thing I ever attempted to draw with Adobe Illustrator.  I love the program, and its great to create with shapes.  The 4 shapes that you can start every object with are;  square, rectangle, sphere, and cylinder.  With this idea stuck in the back of your brain, you can draw anything if you just start with the basics.

My Initials Illustration

25 Jul

Initials Project – Illustrative Concept Design

This project was a part of my illustrative concept design class work.  It is pencil on white board and the originals are 4×6.  The assignment was to take our initials and give them action.  R is being rolled, L is lazing down the river, and P is popping out of a cake.  We assembled our drawings into a little book of initials, and we bound it ourselves.  This was my first experience in applied drawing.  My professors always say I have a quirky and unique vision in my illustrations.

A Fruit Story

22 Jul

This is something I created for a class called concept design.  We were given a series of words, and we had to concept a story and use pencil to draw 5 postcard size illustrations to tell our story using a pear and an apple.  This is…

A Fruit Story

A Fruit Story - Robin Paddock (c) 2011

Gill Sans Lecture Series Poster

21 Jul

This is a poster I created in Art School.  We were instructed to create a poster for a lecture series on a font of our choosing.

I really like the look of Gill Sans, a lovely serif font, easy to read, and good and visible from a distance.  I chose the colors because they are bold, and very eye catching.  Blue and green are both cool colors, and go very well together, the white is used as an accent to help pop and draw the eye to the most important information on the poster.

The grid system was used to draw the eye, from the top of the poster, through the information, and down to the internet address which would guide the viewer to find more information about the series.