Type Specimen Booklet, Rockwell

Stephanie designed a type specimen booklet for an introductory typography course as part of the MFA Communication Design program at Texas State University. The assignment was to create a grid, write the content, and design a booklet celebrating a classic typeface. Stephanie chose the 1930’s slab serif Rockwell.

Grid setup

Click here to view the final project online.

An 11x17 poster, scarves shaped into letters to spell out "Stephanie" with a short paragraph describing Stephanie.

Self Intro Type Poster

Last week was the beginning of Semester Two of the never-ending MFA program I got myself into (why do I do this to myself!?). I am a little more organized this semester. I bought a 3-subject, college-ruled notebook with dividers and pockets. And I revamped my blog so I can try to share what I’m up to with my 2 followers–one of whom is my mom, Hi Mama!

Our first project was pretty simple. A warm-up for the punishment that is to come, I’m sure. We each prepared something to introduce ourselves, using only type.  So … I designed a poster, featuring my scarf collection… tada!

 

An 11x17 poster, scarves shaped into letters to spell out "Stephanie" with a short paragraph describing Stephanie.
Meet Stephanie
Design for front cover of dust jacket, Beloved, hand lettered

Dust Jacket Book Cover

The assignment was to create a full dust jacket for a book, using only type. Stephanie found that most existing covers for this particular title are far too mild for the content, so she created a cover that reflects the darkness of Toni Morrison’s award-winning novel, Beloved.

Dust jacket book cover design for Beloved by Toni Morrison

Front of business card, blue, Stephanie Long, contact information

Self- Branding Logo Design

Stephanie explored logo design and self-branding for a class project. The logo is based off the Mayan symbol for “9,” Stephanie’s galactic tone. Nine appropriately symbolizes connection and patience, two necessities in the field of Communication Design. If Stephanie ever gets around to printing business cards, they will look something like this:

Front of business card, blue, Stephanie Long, contact information
Business Card, front

Back of business card, blue and orange text, imagine, explore, create connect and social media sites.

 

Shakespear Poster for rebranding the bard assignment

Shakespeare Poster

Rebranding the Bard was a Typography class assignment for the MFA program at Texas State University. Stephanie came up with an original headline and a design to match.

Shakespear Poster for rebranding the bard assignment
Shakespeare Poster

It took a while to get there…here are some of the original ideas:

 

 

 

Design for wedding programs, script and sans serif bold, gray lettering on pale pink background, fanned out in wireframe basket

Wedding Invitations, Programs, and Signs

From the Save-the-Dates to the Thank-you notes, Stephanie created custom designs for one lovely bride in Tyler, TX. The delicate script lettering and pale rose color palette were carefully designed to complement the romantic occasion.

 

Publication design assignment, front cover art

Publication Design

This was a class project, but the artist is quite real: Kourtney Marie Cecilia Hughes, a graduate of Pratt Institute and alumnus of The University of Texas at Tyler. The final design mimicked Kourtney’s thesis piece,  Intrusions

 

Media: InDesign
Spring 2013 (MCOM 3312)