Project 3 brought to light many useful graphic design practices including: working within strict restrictions, limited pantone color options, and using a grid. I have had to deal with similar restrictions to this in previous work, but never to such an extreme amount. I believe the rigidness of this project will be very beneficial for every project I face in the future because it will remind me of what sort of restrictions I should make for myself even when not demanded by a client. Specifically grid use is something I will carry over into many projects to come. Establishing a grid, even when not strictly followed, is helpful for creating a document that is unified and clean looking. The most difficult part of this project for me was getting all the required information presented without creating a cluttered look that still established a hierarchy. The grid made it possible for me to accomplish this feat.
This project was also the most in depth study of letterforms and font family characteristics I have ever participated in. As a result I can now comfortably identify fonts of old style, transitional, and modern typefaces. Understanding not only the anatomy of type, but also how different styles utilize this anatomy will go a long way in being able to quickly choose a typeface that accurately portrays what a client is looking for. Project 3 also did a nice job of showing us the necessary steps needed to get a file ready for production for a printer. All in all I learned many lessons from this project and it was perhaps my favorite in this class thus far.