I collaborated on the housing issue with Richard McPheters, the Art Director at the Daily Aztec. We were given free reign for the theme, and we decided to liven up the housing issue with birdhouses. We wanted something cartoony, lively, bright, and fun. The clouds in the paper’s background were designed with the movie Toy Story as an inspiration, using layers of gradients to give them a soft look. The bird icons all came from one body shape that was then modified to give them a distinct look and personality.
The birdhouses themselves stand out with their bold strong lines, simple shapes, and lively brightly hued colors. The color palette reflects a transition from spring to summer, with soft pinks and greens being balanced by warm strong reds and yellows. The page layout is very basic, but the illustrations give them dynamism and change from layout to layout.