Look at this!

May 5, 2012

I found this awesome concept design for an iphone the other day. It’s created by a company called ADR studio. They’ve included all of the features they’d want it to have. It’s pretty cool!



Look at This!

May 5, 2012


I stumbled upon this site one day while i was bored and have seen a few others like it since. I love looking at these creative business cards. I think the are extremely inspiring and all are great ideas. All of them really integrate what they are advertising into the design of the card. I love it!


Online Portfolio

May 1, 2012

I found an online portfolio site called Shown’d (http://shownd.com/). It is really nicely set up and really easy to find things. You can search by categories such as “Photoshop” and “Logos”. It’s really easy to search and really easy to view images. This site is completely free and with no space limits which is nice. Here is an example portfolio: http://shownd.com/joanneduff

Information Design

April 23, 2012

Out of all the images I looked at that were information designs, this one caught my eye. I think it was the simplicity of the image and the silhouettes and the fact that there were only 2 colors that drew me to it. This poster holds a lot of information and it is easy to understand. You don’t have to read a lot to understand the information, you just have to be able to understand the images. This poster was made for something called The Virtual Water Project. It’s all about how much water goes into producing different things such as food products like beef and pork. It also shows how much water certain countries use. It’s an interesting project and you can check it out here: http://virtualwater.eu/. The designer of this project is Timm Kekeritz from the creative firm Raureif. You can check out their work right here: http://raureif.net/

I chose this logo. As i was searching for clever logos with pos/neg space, this one kept catching my eye. The first time i looked at it i did not see the hand that the word “my” creates. I had to keep looking at it to figure it out. I really enjoy this logo, i think it’s very clever. It was designed by a company from the Netherlands called Underware (http://www.underware.nl/). There website shows all the fonts that they’ve created along with publications that use them, it’s pretty interesting! Also, you can read about the myfonts logo here: http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/myfonts_gets_a_myredesign.php

Identity Systems

April 11, 2012

I chose the Starbucks logo. Since the past decade this logo is recognizable to nearly everyone. It’s been redesigned a few times throughout the years, but still manages to keep it’s main component of the siren. Very recently they dropped the name “starbucks coffee” from their logo, which tests how popular the brand really is. Will everyone know it’s Starbucks without the words “Starbucks Coffee”? The evolution of this logo is interesting. Everytime it changes it gets simpler. I found this picture that kind of mocks that. In the future will Starbucks be known by just that shade of green? only time will tell. This article gives a nice overview of the logo: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/weekinreview/09heller.html

History Of Graphic Design

February 27, 2012


I was assigned Penguin Books, which is actually a publishing company but is very well known for it’s cover art. On their 75th anniversary, they released a book calledPenguin 75. This book is basically a compilation of 75 book covers chosen by their art director, Paul Buckley. He chose the covers that best represented the company and it’s legacy. It tells the stories behind the covers such as why they were chosen. It also features commentary by the designers.

you can read more about it here: http://www.graphicdesign.com/article/penguin-is-75-and-releases-a-book-of-covers/