001 : Typography - The first poster of The Struggle Series is all about typography, since it is most designers' first challenge. It combines overlapping type (all original letterforms) and a reassuring message about handling typography in your designs. This poster is available for purchase here, as an edition of 20.
002 : Rules of the Tools - This poster is about having the right tools on hand. As a freshman in college, I had a laundry list of supplies and tools to buy and they all came in handy in one way or another over the course of my career. Experimenting with different tools for projects, or using them in new ways, can even yield unexpected results and can make difficult problems much easier.
003 : Color & Form - This poster is a reminder that going back to the basics can always help out when you find yourself having designer's block. Many students struggling with a project forget that the genesis of any design boils down to a good combination of color and form. The entire poster is made up of a few simple geometric shapes and some lines to create letters, along with a striking color palette.
004 : Deadlines - This poster is about our everlasting race against the clock, a struggle that every designer, no matter what age, experiences. It features hourglass, analog and digital clock motifs to remind us of our battle against time. Deadlines always seem to creep up out of nowhere..
005 : Respect the Press - This poster honors the printing process as an important part of any design project. It reminds us of the importance of knowing our equipment and its storied history. Knowing how the printing process works, and how to properly create work for different printing techniques is an asset to any designer, and can make your work shine. This poster specifically calls out the "offset lithography" method of printing.