Wild Design – 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…

Wild Design – 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…

Wild Design – Zack Cokas

  For my ‘Wild Design’ I chose an air pump located at a gas station in Wake Forest, NC. The graphic design of the labels/stickers caught my eye and excited me. As the design may look a bit outdated with the gradient, I believe this is a style that is coming back into the field…

Mercedez-Benz Sieg Anton Stankowski

  While working for his own design company in Stuttgart in 1955, Stankowski was hired by Mercedez-Benz to design artwork for their racing series, Mercedez-Benz Sieg. Although Stankowski says this is pure coincidence, he was hired by the then director of marketing at Mercedez-Benz who just so happened to have been his neighbor while living…

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank Logo, created in 1973 by Anton Stankowski When Deutsche Bank was becoming an international financial institution –  present in 47 countries,  in the early 1970s, the executives of the company decided that it was time to replace their logo which had been in use since the 1930s with a new symbol. One that…

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…

Buckle

I chose to analyze the logo of the store, Buckle. I just went there for the first time the other day and bought a dress. The focus of the store is sort of country-chic style. I think that the logo fits this well because it is black and white, and the font is simple yet…

Wild Design: Live On Hillsborough

Live On Hillsborough is a local temporary housing brand of the company Preiss and the piece of Wild Design I will be examining here is a promotional foam insulated beverage holder from Live On Hillsborough. The colors are simple enough, with black text and imagery on a vivid green background. This makes the text legible…

Nastyas Nails

This is a screenshot of a logo my sister and I created for my sister’s nail business! I love the color use and design in this because it is minimalistic. Her style is minimalistic as well so this truly represents her. I also like how the background can be seen as a brush stroke, so…

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…

Wild Design – “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…

Who’s Who: Biography

Anton Stankowski was born June 18, 1906 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Stankowski started his career serving as an apprentice church painter and decorator during his formative years in the early 1920s, after this, he studied graphic design, typography, and photography at the Folkwangschule in Essen. He used this education to begin working in his most notable…

Wild Design: Slime Language II

The highly anticipated Slime Language II album finally released on April 16, 2021.  The album features an outstanding lineup featuring talented artists such as Young Thug, Gunna, Lil Keed, Travis Scott, Drake, and many more.  The cover art for the album itself is something to be admired.  As a collective album shining with over 20…

Airport Art

I selected this art piece at the RDU airport because of all the colors and elements of design it encompasses.  NC State teaches that successful design has an interaction with the viewer that is personal to that viewer.  This particular work of art reminded me of my freshman year roommate’s studio project.  This piece of…

COVID Vaccine – Wild Design

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…