5A – Event Flier Project

5A Event Flier Project - Police kneeling5A Event Flier Screenshot


I wanted to shed more light on the tragedy that continues. All lives matter but with all the movements going on people are not seeing good police as protector but enemies and this is hurting our society. Killings are becoming normal and just in this past week 5 officers were killed in 4 days. I thought it was important to remind everyone that Police lives are important too and they have families as well.


Everyone, because  we believe that  Police are still good. We may have  family members, spouse, friends, neighbors, or church members. It is for those who were taught that police is intended to protect and know right from wrong. I know that they have been getting a bad rap lately, but not all are bad, they took an oath “to protect and to serve” and most do just that everyday.

Color Scheme and Color Names

I used Monochromatic because law enforcement’s color is mostly blue. I used blues. Dark Blue for the page color, Blue lighter 60% for the text and blue for the website’s address. I added white because the colors they use are white and black so I used the White for the subtitle.

Critique Report

Kelly Coppin
Kelly Coppin Hi Erika! I really enjoy your flier idea and how you tied in the coloring and the poem. I have a couple suggestions and feel free to pick and choose what you think is actually helpful! I think all the text is a little overwhelming. I’m not able to easily pick up the information I need like the date, time, price, and what i’m really looking at the flier for. Is it an event or just remembering them? It also looks like the police officers head got cut off. I would try to find a way to simplify the overall design. It almost needs more “white space”. Also one other small thing is that there seems to be a lot of different text. The typewriter text is hard to read on the dark blue background because of how thin it is. I hope that helps!
Kristen Larson
Kristen Larson I love the blue! One of my favorite colors! Here is your video feedback: http://screencast.com/t/Yy7zf5L9Llm
Elizabeth McDonald
Elizabeth McDonald Hi Erika! I love that you brought this current crisis to our homework assignment. Your timing is impeccable! As for a critique, I believe, Kelly is right on point with it feeling a bit overwhelming. This is an emotionally heavy topic, so it would beSee More
Pollyanna Reyes
Pollyanna ReyesErika, I love what you have done. It is sad that we even have to have events like this for our policemen or for anyone. Like Kelly above, I think there is too much text. Condense it a little because it is too much to read for a flyer. I would also suggest putting the logos at the bottom and making them a little smaller. The policman’s head looks like it is cut off at the top. Maybe you can soften the edges a little using, Format – shape effects – soften edges. That might help. Good Job!
I critiqued Jesus Arredondo and Emily Ratcliff

I took the recommendations I was given, such as taking much of the text out. Giving more whitespace, trying to make it more cleaner. I used a hyperlink for the Policemen’s Prayer because Sister Larson advised I could add it because it was important but not pertinent to the flier itself. I changed font colors, and changed it to just one. I tried to fix the police officers head but it was very visible that it was cut off.

Photo Credit:

Police Kneeling: https://ixquick-proxy.com/do/spg/show_picture.pl?l=english&rais=1&oiu=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia-cache-ak0.pinimg.com%2F736x%2Fe6%2F15%2F75%2Fe61575f6ba345c0d95694deee5f23d5f.jpg&sp=a4e34406fb699f8a39425d0df7634ef6

Police Officer Badge: https://ixquick-proxy.com/do/spg/show_picture.pl?l=english&rais=1&oiu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lapdonline.org%2Fassets%2Fpng%2FLAPD-Badge-Hero-sized.png&sp=77f7257d172d5d06cd39ea5b6bd61fe4

I used Monotype Corsiva (48) for the Title, Ebrima (18) for subtitle, (14) for Date and Time (12) for body.



Typography 4A

"Quote with picture of lioness"

Mothers, Women who need empowering, Women who are empowered and can relate or really anyone who needs to remember who strong they really are.

To recognize how strong you are, we can do anything we set our minds to but more important we protect what is more important, whatever that may be.

I know that I wanted an animal so I went into images and found a picture of a Lion. I decided to use a Lioness because I could relate as I am a Leo. I did struggle to much picking my image because they were are large size and met the criteria for this project. Where I had trouble was getting my image full bleed since we were not able to just pull the image. Making no margins helped me make this image take the whole page (something that was not on our tutorials) but this took a couple of tries. Alignment I would have to say was the hardest for me because they had to go a specific way into the subject and not away, aligning to somewhere instead of just where it lands, that is very hard, its easier than it looks.


I used Serif and san Serif which I am still having trouble differencing from, but my font where Sitka Banner (48) for the title and Nirmala UI (11)

Source:  https://ixquick-proxy.com/do/spg/show_picture.pl?l=english&rais=1&oiu=https%3A%2F%2Ffuzzyundertones.files.wordpress.com%2F2014%2F04%2Flioness-1.jpg&sp=717cad5d545c32ddf56047205c056007

Critique Report

Heather Simpson Beautiful picture. I hope everything works out for your project. It sounds like you have had some difficulties.
Emily Ratcliff
Emily RatcliffHey Erika, what a pretty picture! I don’t know where you originally had your text, but I think it might be a good idea to place them either to the right or left of the lion to create balance. If you want them in the center, then maybe you could move the lion to the right or left. I hope everything works out! Ask Sister Larson if you need any help. She is so willing to help!
with this critique I fixed font styles and worked more on my alignment. I did make those changes because I it looked better once I applied the alignment and contrast to my fonts. Sister Larson and I went over to make to more pleasing to the eye and would help my picture better if I aligned and made two text boxes rather than one but I didn’t do that on this project.