Look At This!

May 4, 2012

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Minimalist posters. Are. My. Favorite. Thing. EVER. They may not have a lot going on, but they don’t need it. One look at the poster and you can get the feel of the movie. Search “minimalist posters” in Google Images and hundreds upon hundreds of posters will come up and each one is exciting to look at. In a world filled with sensory overload, these posters are quite the sight for sore eyes. Literally.

Look At This!

May 4, 2012

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I love books so much. I was really excited when I got chip kid for my Magazine Layout project. It showed me a lot into the world of book covers. I love the covers above because it’s a creative way to tell someone “Leave me alone, I’m reading. I’ll come out of this imaginary world when I’m ready to.” They even have covers for some of my favorite books. You can print them off here and use them as your hearts desire: http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/free-customized-go-away-im-reading-book-covers_b48341

More here:

http://www.sarahenni.com/2012/02/10/go-away-im-reading/

Online Portfolio

May 4, 2012

behance.net is an online portfolio hosting website. People upload a variety of things, from fashion, photography, illustrations, web designs, etc. The best thing is its all for free. You can connect your portfolio to your social media accounts for more exposure. They boast that their customer’s portfolios get 15x as much traffic as their competitors profiles.

Self-Promotion

May 4, 2012

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I thought this was  a really clever way to display your contact information. It folds up nicely to display your phone number and website for future employers. I also really like how they used the two senses instead of the generic “Phone Number” and Website”.  I found this on a website that has a lot of cool and creative (yet some very unpredictable) ways of promoting yourself. http://blogof.francescomugnai.com/2009/10/40-creative-examples-of-self-promotion/

Information Design

April 17, 2012

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This is an infographic of different typefaces constructed into the periodic table of elements. It’s a creative way to characterize, arrange and display common type fonts used in graphics and design as well as in many other areas.

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I think the girl scouts logo is a great example of a logo with positive and negative space. At first glance, one might just see a clover like shape. But upon further inspection, one can clearly make out the shape of 3 woman’s faces, all of different size and shape, which pertains to the girl scouts belief of accepting everyone.

Identity System

March 29, 2012

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I chose the Tostitos logo for the Identity Systems post. I think the logo is very interesting and captures what Tosititos is all about. The color scheme fits the mexican/hispanic origin of the food, as they are tortilla chips. The logo is also clean, sharp and simple, but get the “message” of the product across clearly and quickly. I also adore the image within the word “Tostitos” with the two t’s as people sharing chips over a bowl of salsa, with is cleverly made from the tittle, of the dot, of the i. Unfortunately, I could not find the creator of this wonderful logo, so I have nothing to link to.