NC State CHAARG

I recently saw this banner while walking through Talley. The colors and patterns are what initially caught my eye, but I quickly noticed the smaller details and how much I hated them. The first thing that really caught me off guard was the weird highlight on the one line of brown text and how it…

Navigating Space (Waikiki Beach)

This summer I went to Honolulu, Hawaii with my brothers. While I was on the island, I visited Waikiki Beach several times. When I first stepped on the beach, I was amazed at the scenery. The scenery consisted of many palm trees, beautiful blue water, and sand. Talking to one of the workers I discovered…

Wild Wolfpack

This specific environmental graphic design is located outside of Carter-Finley Stadium. I chose this design because sports design is often overlooked or under-appreciated. I also liked how simple the environmental is with the addition of Tuffy and the Adidas logo. For this design, it is simple typography of a commonly used slogan for NC State…

The Chameleon Party Game

This card game box practically jumped off the shelf at me. The bright blue and highlighter yellow stand out from everything else around it. Not only that, but the text takes advantage of optical illusion to succinctly reflect the spirit of the card game, which is to blend in. It was hard to capture with…

NeeDoh Stress Ball

I was at a toy store looking for anything that I can fidget with while doing things like reading or listening to lectures. There were lots of eye-popping visuals in the store–saturated colors, high contrast, and big text. The NeeDoh box stood out to me because it made excellent use of a limited space. This…

Baby Got Peach by Colourpop

“Baby Got Peach” is an eyeshadow palette created by the makeup company Colourpop. I really enjoy the lettering and art on the front of the palette. It may be unclear in the photo but the lettering is very reflective gold. It makes the affordable palette feel more expensive. I do wish they had chosen a…

Waze

It’s no secret that traffic is a problem in Los Angeles, where the population is around 10 million. What makes it a problem, I have found, is it is unpredictable— there is not definitive “rush hour”— and it’s not limited to the weekdays. That’s why Waze is essential to travel in this city: it is…

The Last Werewolf

I chose to do the novel “The Last Werewolf”, as its strong thematic coding caught my attention immediately when I first saw it. The front of the cover is very minimalist, with just the three moon phases and text on a plain black cover, like a night sky. The serif font made me think of…

COVID Vaccine Sticker

Design is everywhere, and as the pandemic has become such a normal part of our lives, designers are working toward creating pieces, logos, and infographics to inform the community about what is going on. When I received my COVID vaccine, I received a sticker with a design that matched signs in the building, the website’s…

TIME Magazine Cover

This cover from TIME Magazine is clever, minimal, and evocative. The simple use of the X’d lines play off of the trope most of this magazine’s audience would understand as crossing off a calendar day/year. Considering that almost everyone in the world has been affected by the Covid-19 crisis during the year 2020, this feels…

Andy Warhol – The Velvet Underground & Nico

This is a well know album cover designed by the artist Andy Warhol. Although the music has made it one of the most influential albums, the cover itself may be better known by the public. I think this album cover is distinctive because it only has a banana, Andy Warhol’s signature, and “peel slowly and…

Cowboy Caviar

The product that I chose to write about for the Wild Design assignment is Trader Joe’s salsa: Cowboy Caviar. Trader Joe’s is known for marketing and designing their products in a very specific way, usually being very colorful and having a clever name for many of them. This product is no exception and I really…

Tetra Filter

I do not love or hate the design, but I think it is portraying an effective method of advertising the product. It includes an image of a betta splenden, which is the type of fish it recommends this filter be used for. It specifies that it only should be used for a 1-4 gallon aquarium…

SpiderMan

I chose to do my wild design on Spiderman and the comics that this poster was made up of. I really like the fact that there is different comic book pieces that are spread out on the poster and that it has its own unique design. The thing that I find interesting about it is…

The Walking Dead

I have chosen a comic book for my latest Wild Design post. This comic book- The Walking Dead Deluxe #13- introduces a new story arc with a new setting. The cover artist has chosen to portray the new setting in a unique way. A prison tower is featured and within it there are a couple…