006 : Cut & Paste - This poster reminds us of one of the most basic yet utterly important rules when mocking up print work or presenting final designs - when cutting your work, make sure you measure twice and cut once. The last thing you want to be doing is presenting a crooked poster or an oblong business card. Whether a student or a professional, this advice will always ring true. Keep your blade sharp but your eyes sharper.
007 : So Many Questions - This poster is inspired by the uncertainty of designing; all of the questions and concerns that fill the margins of notebooks and scraps of paper while in the middle of a project. That uncertainty and the ever-growing list of doubts can become a struggle for a designer of any level of experience. There's always so many questions that arise during the design process, and it's our duty to answer them.
008 : Back Up Your Work - This poster is a testament to every designer's nightmare: working on a project for days on end, only to lose your files somehow and not have it backed up. I've known far too many people that have lost weeks worth of work because they never backed anything up - they have defaced what this poster represents. Remember to always back up your work folks, we're all just one water bottle spill away from losing everything.
Before spray paint:
After spray paint:
The scrap paper I used to test the spray paint ended up looking pretty neat too:
009 : Too Big, Too Small - This poster is based on some really simple yet effective advice I got from a college professor that I still use to this day. If you're having a reaction to your work and questioning something, it's best to trust your instinct. Even when working on these posters I'll occasionally ask myself, "does this look to big?" and that's usually a pretty spot-on indicator that it's too big; and this can be applied to any design project.