Critique the Design

In this project, you'll develop your critiquing skills by comparing and contrasting two excellent professional designs. Learning to evaluate how and why a design works (or doesn't work) is a critical step in any designer's development.

This chapter has given you a foundation in essential aspects of graphic design work and the roles of imagery, color, typography, and composition. This written assignment will challenge you to assess how these elements are handled by the pros.

Project Brief: The Big Crit

A major design and advertising magazine is preparing for its annual award ceremony. You are a lucky design journalist employed to help the magazine critique hundreds of cutting-edge designs to identify this year's winners.

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