Look at this!

April 30, 2012

Another article I came across on the web is called “Design trends: The Present, The Future and You”. This is another article defining more trends that are taking place in the Graphic Design world today. This story gives many different examples of designs that are working in Graphic Design and how. Like the picture above “hipster design” is one of them. I would suggest taking time to look at this article for anyone who is a new Graphic Designer, it’s giving me new and fresh ideas to think about.

Take a look! http://speckyboy.com/2012/03/27/design-trends-the-present-the-future-and-you/

Look at this!

April 30, 2012

I was looking through the web and discovered this interesting article on Graphic Design trends. This article is called “Micro trends: Graphic Design aesthetics”, a man by the name of Franklin Till talks about seven key visual styles that all designers should keep in mind for mood boards in the coming year. The seven styles include the art of reduction, hand-drawn, Bauhaus inspired, true authentic, refined grace, retro chaos, and monochrome clarity. The article gives visual examples alongside a description of the topic. I think this is a “must read” article, it has some good useful information for any new designer.

To visit the article: http://www.computerarts.co.uk/features/micro-trends-graphic-design-aesthetics

Online Portfolio

April 23, 2012

Designer: Manuel Rebollo

One site that I personally use for an online portfolio is called http://carbonmade.com. This site is free to use, you just need to create an account. The way it works is you get to choose a template and then you can upload examples of your work to your page. On the page that you create you have the ability to also include an about section as well. In the about section it’s set up almost like a resume, you can put in your email, skills, what your background is in, where your from etc. I think it’s a good website to get your name out there and also to use so that future employers can vist it.

Self-promotion

April 23, 2012

This is a self promotion piece that I located on google. I thought this was an extremely interesting way to present your work to a future client. It’s clean but yet very interesting and shows off the talent of the designer. The designers name is Mark Cancilla. The website that is linked to this post is I believe his personal website which he shows to future employers. I think this website and the promotional package is a great example to follow by.

Website:http://www.markcancilla.com/?p=96

Information Design

April 17, 2012

I found this diagram from google. I just typed in different things to see what would show up in google search and I came across “how to tie a tie”. This is a royalty free stock vector image from istockphoto.com. I think it’s interesting because it’s visualising how to tie a tie without watching a tutorial. The black tie is being shown against a white background which allows the viewer to look at the main focus of the poster.

Website for this page: http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-illustration-9464152-neck-tie-diagram.php

This is a logo that I found to be interesting. This logo is used for a blog in Los Angeles which talks about organizing the area. On this blog there are many different pages that you can go to for things such as organizations to join, how to get your life back on track, ways on how to organize things in your life and also press and media options too. I chose this logo because when looking at it you almost immediatly understand it’s purpose to the company behind it. It made me want to look further into what the company was. It’s interesting how the designer used this dismantled stick configuration in the beginning of the design and turned it into an organized pattern. The logo shows movement in a clean, professional manner.

Website:http://www.organizingla.com/organizingla_blog/2006/11/electronic_pres.html

Identity Systems

March 15, 2012

I chose the coca-cola identity system because it’s one that anyone can look at and know exactly what it is. The bold red and the design of the bottle in the back ground gives coca-cola that look that makes it well known. This brand may have different flovors out there to try but the typeface and color remains the same through out each design. Based on the logo the company is then able to work on bottle and can designs, along with other packaging and slogans. Based on the research that I found I was able to find that the current designer for coca-cola is Karl Lagerfeld, this information was found on wikipedia.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Lagerfeld

More information on this company can be found at this website as well.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Cola#Contour_bottle_design