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Bold + Fearless Poster Design with James Victore

An empowered designer is a truly creative designer. Let designer, author, artist, and activist, James Victore show you how to trust your instinct and embrace imperfection in Bold & Fearless Poster Design.

When you follow the trends your ideas stagnate and you don’t create the kind of memorable pieces that get you noticed. Victore knows the anecdote to that creative rut. Victore has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is represented in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. His commercial work continues to wow by being sexy, strong, and memorable.

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Learn how you can make work that is captivating and uniquely you by taking a behind-the-scenes look at this renowned designer’s method and thinking. Victore will talk about playing with different tools (not just digital ones) and rethinking the role of a designer. You’ll learn:

  • Exercises for generating concepts and design solutions
  • How to incorporate your hand into your work
  • Unexpected image-making tools and techniques
  • Software strategies for turning the analog into digital

Poster design is the perfect blank canvas for experimentation. Posters can be adapted for anything from a book covers to dinner plates. In this class, the poster format provides a launching point for discussing by-hand design and reimagining creative possibilities.

Don’t be boring. Watch Bold & Fearless Poster Design with James Victore and energize your unique creative spark.

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RADICAL TYPOGRAPHY with James Victore

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"Nobody cares what it looks like if what you say is dumb." — J.V.

To be radical is to set yourself apart—to reject all the rules. Legendary designer James Victore shows us how to distill our most passionate ideas to a typography-based poster that represents our voices to the world. It's an hour where we'll disregard the rules, pay homage to iconic misfits and artists, discover James's favorite tools, and find freedom in graphic play. What do you have to say?

Watch 11 video lessons.

  1. What Is Branding? (4 minutes)
  2. What Is Typography? (9 minutes)
  3. The Union of Branding and Typography (6 minutes)
  4. Finding Your References (3 minutes)
  5. Play (10 minutes)
  6. Push-Ups (2 minutes)
  7. Surfaces (5 minutes)
  8. Paint Pens and Sumi Brushes (8 minutes)
  9. No. 2 Pencil and Duct Tape (5 minutes)
  10. Handwriting and FIngerpainting (6 minutes)
  11. Branding Your Theme (2 minutes)

Learn by doing.

Design a poster to brand a theme. Use radical typography to brand a theme of your choice. Don’t clean up your work on the computer—make something authentic. Start off slowly, in black and white, then move into color.

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