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Visual Assignment #1 ~ Bad Math Camp

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Bad Math Camp 2015

Make a poster an advertisment of some sort for a camp or summer activity that you enjoyed as a child. If you didn’t go to any camps as a kid, make a poster for a camp you wish you had attended.

This is my poster for math camp. As a kid I wish I had gone to a math camp, I think it would have been cool, however I took a little liberty with my interpretation of the assignment, and made the poster for a “bad” math camp. No one in their right mind should want to go to that math camp… To make the poster even more ridiculous there is an implicit restriction, namely r,\ q \in \mathbb{Z}.

As for the process of making this poster, I opened up Photoshop, and then colored in the background with the two shades of green. The idea there is that the chalk board has just been erased, yielding the multicolored parts. Next I opened up an application called LatexIt, I used that to quickly typeset the math in Latex, the program is nice in that you can copy and past the output as a png file. After it was in Photoshop I used the magic wand tool to remove the white background around the letters, and in the closed regions of the letters (what a pain). Then I used the Fill tool in the edit menu to color the text white (before it was black). There you have it! A Poster for a bad math camp. Bonus points for anyone who cares to point out the flaws in each of the statements..

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