This is a promotion for Im Just Creative, A graphic design firm focusing on logo design. That sets this piece apart from other graphic designers is the bold and edgy phrasing he uses. The font catches your eye, while the phrase grabs your attention.

Samples of their work can be found at http://imjustcreative.com

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This Information Design Piece from Pattern Matters shows different blood-types, and how much of each, donated in Singapore. The larger the section of color is, the more blood of that blood-type is donated. However, what makes this piece cool is that, it’s a 3D Information poster. The blood drop in the center is actually made of smaller pieces of folded paper, bubbled outward to make it 3D.
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A great online source to use while making a portfolio is Tumblr. As someone who has a tumblr, and has spoken with Kathy about how great this site can be in regards to a portfolio, this site is a great place to post pieces of your portfolio in one simple and easy place. Tumblr. makes it easy to post photos, or art pieces, which can easily be updated and sent to potential clients, or art critics. As a fellow Tumblr user, I feel tumblr is a quick, easy, and cheep way to put an online portfolio together.
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One of the most common forms of Information design can be found is every restaurant or cafeteria in some form or another. The first aid poster for choking is a great example of Information design. This piece is very clean, and to the point, just as an information design piece should be. The pictures are very simple, but informative, easy enough for anyone to help a victim of choking. Not only are the pictures detailed enough to teach someone, but there is a great description of each step under each picture.
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This logo design for the Kolner Zoo is a great example of use of positive and negative space. As seen in the logo, the large green structure in the background is an elephant, while inside, the green elephant is broken up with white shapes, showing a giraffe and a rhino. This piece uses colors that work well together, and the logo is easy to read & child friendly.
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Art Directors’ Workbook of Type Faces by J.I. Biegeleisen is a great book found in the library that talks about typography, and it’s significance in graphic design. Not only does this book go a great job at showing off the most popular styles of font, but it also goes into detail on these fonts, describe their shapes, and in some cases, how it originated.
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Bart de Keyzer took a cartoon but modern look to the alphabestiary, a project Kathy gave last semester. Keyzer uses sleek lines, and what appears to be only 4 colors, in different variations. This piece is very simple, but gets the message across very quickly.
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