Help Me!!

So I have a project due on Monday. It is for my graphic design class. The project was to choose an article, make up a title that represents it, and then photograph the letter from found, or made objects. I found an article on some people who created computer art through html. They did things that no one expected. I called the article computer art. My challenge was to make the title say both computer and art.

After photographing a title, we were assigned the task of creating a magazine layout.

My problem is, I have two options that I can't decide between! Plus, I need critiques! The project went so fast that I wasn't able to get any feedback about my layouts... So pretty, pretty please take a look and let me know which one you prefer, and why.

I'll love you a little extra for your help, and you'll get that warm fuzzy feeling. You know, the one you get when you help save someone's life? Yeah, that one.

So without further ado [click to enlarge]:

I like this one because the computer keys and the fact that it is on the computer screen say computer. It might give readers the "aha moment" when they read the subtitle on the side that says "an ongoing history of computer art." 

I like this one because I feel like the shadows of the letters create the artistic feel. The html tags also seem to add to the piece... But is it repetitive to write computer art, when it's clearly art on the computer? 

Your thoughts? 
Do you like them? Hate them? 
Understand them? 


Dancing = My Heaven said...

I like simple, so I prefer the first one.

The second one is a bit much for me. The "shadows" are kind of overpowering... you still get shadows with the first one but it's a little more subtle, while still maintaining an artistic and creative feel.

and who doesn't love a good "aha!" moment? ;) lol

Hope that helps! Good work!

p.s. the color accents = GENIUS. love it. both on the picture and in the article. way to bring the two pieces together!

tori said...

I like the first one best because it's not overstated and it doesn't give all the answers. I really like the HTML tags from the second one though... Maybe you could try adding them to the first one? I lOve how simple and clean cut it is! Great job :) is this your first assignment in that class?

Sara T. said...

Thanks for the input Tori :) I did a version with the html tags like you suggested, and I think you are right. It definitely adds to the piece. Yes this is our first project, we also have a semester long project that we are working on (the pet project). A lot of what we do for class includes photography, so I'm loving it!

Vanessa said...

I also like the first one! :D It is pretty cool, and simple. i like it because you kinda have to think about it. You spend more time on it i think when you have to figure something out.

Cailey said...

I like them both, but I like the first one more, but maybe you could add the <> to it? I thought that was creative. Second one is pretty awesome too, but the first is just simple and I like that one.

Anonymous said...

i liked the first one. :)