Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Punctuation Changes Everything

So I was reading through some internet comics and happened upon this one from It relates to our class so I figured I'd post it.  Now my only question is, why is she talking to cats and dogs? Or I guess more accurately shouldn't it be, It's raining CAT and dogs! Since there is only one cat she is talking to. I guess I'm reading too much into a comic of a stick figure, but thats just me.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Cool Posters for Dexter

So for the new season of Dexter, a graphic designer put out a series of posters.  They are all pretty cool and illustrative.  The color scheme is amazing and all the different symbols go well together.  I am a big fan of Dexter, I no longer get showtime but I used to love the show.  I think these posters encompass an entire season with each one, like the first season and the ice truck killer, the second with the marriage, etc.

The full article can be found here

New Painting

A friend in class asked me to throw this up so here it is. (Sorry about the poor quality, I didn't have the proper lighting so this is the best I could do with the glare.) So back in my previous life, I was a painter. Since college I had not even lifted a paint brush until about one month ago. With nothing in particular to paint I decided to go with zombies, I went out and bought a little 8"x12" canvas and tried out painting. Unfortunately I forgot the rule of fat over thin when it comes to oil paint and this painting is slowly dripping itself into nothingness, in some places you can see the colors running down already.
So all in all, I wish I could paint more but with time restraints that is out of the question, maybe after the semester.

show and tell project

As hard as it was to find a show and tell that asked the audience to do something excluding visiting a website, I present you this awful advert from the economist. From the globe with its grainy green oceans to the cracking brown land with no purpose - this ad is awful. It tries to convince you to submit an idea to save the economy but is nothing more than a cheesy ad. The hierarchy is fine, the title and callout are largest, but the rest falls short. Thoughts?
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Inno Calendar

While cruising the internet for cool things, I found this Inno Calendar.  This calendar is pretty cool, it can be reorganized for over twenty different looks.  The customizability is pretty cool but I would hate having to rearrange at the end of every month because it looks like the boards have built in months written on them.

Ray Ban Rare Print

So I keep finding these different examples, I never realized how big this campaign really was. Here are three more that are completely awesome. 

Last weeks campaigns

So here are some more of the ray ban rare prints that I showed in class, pretty cool stuff, they mimic the designs shown on the inside or out of the glasses 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Introducing... The Sarcmark

A new character has been added.  It is the sarcmark, it is a symbol meant to show people that a sentence is sarcastic.  I cannot show you this character because it costs more money than I would like to spend, but here is the link. Click Here

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Design Critique

So I'm unsure on what to do to make this piece better so I'm leaving this up to the class. Thanks in advance for your input

Friday, October 1, 2010

Viral Marketing - Nationwide

Paint Accident - Click
We talked about different ads that showcase a design concept.  This is a novel idea where Nationwide invented a fake paint company and placed their billboards above a parking lot.  In one of the billboards the paint can had spilled over and covered some cars in the lot.  Beside the two paint ads was a third for nationwide for car insurance.  It is a brilliant combination of advertisements and mixed media that works and created a buzz for the company.
 This billboard became a viral sensation and I love it.

Funny Typography Article

Since we talked about typography in class and received that pamphlet discussing the topic, I decided it would be a good time to post an article I like about it.
Fonts - Cracked

It goes through all the popular fonts and what the intended meaning is, as well as what is meant by the designer. It is interesting and funny, as most Cracked articles are.

verbal definition

This advert shows coffee combinations in cool little graphic circles. It is sleek and it works, but the pictures would not work without the words that describe the flavors. Great simple side bar for an article.
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visual definition

Still without internet I continue to post thanks to the science of cell phones. This is my example of visual definition. An ad for jif is shown as just a peanut. Beautifully simple. The lack of information is what makes it succeed
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