Monday, June 16, 2014

2014 UTC Football Poster

For the fourth year in a row, I've had the pleasure of creating the schedule poster for UTC football. This project was just finished up this week, and I am definitely pleased with the result.

One of things I enjoyed about this project was challenging myself to get away from the dark blue backgrounds that have dominated my designs on this for the past few years. I wanted to do a 180 and try a lighter background, and it definitely worked to help the mini-collage show forth in the background more than a dark background would have.

The trophy in the middle was a last minute addition, but one that I think I was able to work in pretty well and not take away from the overall look of the design. As with all schedule posters, at least in my opinion, I want the focus to be on the players first and the schedule second. I think this poster accomplishes that, and it was a blast to create.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Little Fun with Our NFL Rooting Interests

I'm a sports nerd and a graphic design nerd, so a sports infographic is always begging to come out of my mind. This particular one is an idea that I had come to me while watching some the "Dynasty Week" coverage the NFL Network had a little while back. As I got to thinking of just how much tradition existed with the teams me and my brothers root for, I thought it would be cool to showcase it in this way. To keep the postseason statistics a little more level, I only counted championships and such from the Super Bowl era, seeing as my favorite team had a 40+ year head start on my brothers' favorites.

For me, it was a lot of fun to delve into just how many championships, playoff appearances, and hall of famers have come from our favorite teams. It's absolutely crazy to think if you randomly pick any 3 Super Bowls that have been played, chances are one of our teams was in at least one of them. It's stuff like that that the nerd me is, well, most nerdy about. This was a lot of fun to create, and I hope my brothers get a kick out of it as well.