enders_shadow wrote:jw, can you post some of the other pictures from your class? I'd love to see more attempts.
Maybe later. While I have access to all the other students' files, they are all in *.ai format, and I'd have to download them individually, open them in illustrator, convert them to jpeg, upload them to a site (which I doubt I have the legal right to do anyway without their permission), and we all know I'm more lazy than that.
Honestly, most of them were extremely simple and unimpressive, but the assignment was basically to gauge where were are right now at the beginning of this class (it's a summer class), and we could put as much or as little effort into it really. There were a handful of others though that really stood out, and probably at least two or three that far exceeded my own work in terms of attention to detail and awesomeness.
 I looked up some examples online, just to give you an idea, even if they aren't from my class.
About 85% were along these lines:
<img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_N6aBl53h6g/TZvlaU-HL8I/AAAAAAAAAMQ/23WmEUrLjhI/s1600/fd45_maddy_typographiic.jpg" width="400">
<img src="http://www.raveninteractive.net/images/type_face.png" width="400">
some were much more simple even than those.
Around 5 or 6 people's were more along these lines:
you get the idea....
note: I don't necessarily think "simple" = "bad" in many of these cases.