The Rocky River Pirates have a wicked logo. So when the high school asked us at AG Westlake to design and print individual banners for the lacrosse team, I wanted these to reflect the same intensity and energy their mascot portrays.
This project is a great example of utilizing all the primary Adobe print design tools. Photoshop helped make these kids more vibrant and eliminate a dull brick background. It was also used to create the gray "mesh" texture in the background. Illustrator created the distorted design strokes to frame in the athletes as well as embellishments behind the kids. And InDesign was used to piece all the elements together and type in the info. What's more, by using the essential "Master Page" template, I saved time by having everything instantly pop into the layout when I added a new page to insert a student.
The HPL26500 is a great toy we've had for about a year now. The vinyl we use is weather resistant and durable, so it can go anywhere. And this machine is quick, which is great because time was of the essence when designing and printing these.
All in all, thanks to shortcuts within the Adobe Suite, These 13 banners were designed in about 2 hours. Once done, they were ready for cutting and grommets and shipped off to be hung.
Thanks to modern technology, these kids have the potential to look like pro athletes proudly displayed at their school. Feel free to drop me a line if you have the need to showcase your prodigies! We'll make them look like stars!
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