Wild Design – NC State Banner

I chose this image as my final ‘wild design,’ because as students at NC State, this is something we see almost everyday. In one of my marketing classes, we discussed the revamping and redesign of NC State’s image and this ‘brick’ (as they call it this design) was a key component of it. The simplicity…

Enter the Void

Enter the Void is a movie exploring life, death, resurrection, and their relation to the psychedelic drug DMT. The themes of the movie are foreshadowed in the title sequence, which delivers the nostalgic, retro aesthetic, fast-paced driving music, and the abruptness demonstrated in the movie, hitting the viewer like a brick thrown from the Tokyo…

Intricate Beauty by Design

Marian Bantjes is an internationally recognized designer, illustrator, writer and typographer. Her career began as a book typesetter until she co-founded and ran her own graphic design studio, Digitopolis, and then branched off to work on her own as a graphic artist and letterer. She spent 20 years working in graphic design and typography before…

Wild Design – Brewery Bhavana’s menu

For my final Wild Design post, I want to highlight the menu design from Brewery Bhavana. Brewery Bhavana is a local business that operates as a combination flower shop / bookstore / brewery / dim sum restaurant, and I’m completely enamored with every part of it. In truth, I’m in love with every design element…

Design in the Wild: OKI Bumper Sticker

I found this bumper sticker design on a car in the Dan Allen Parking Deck. These bumper stickers that use three large letters to identify a place of interest to the owner of the vehicle are very popular and I have always been fascinated with the simplicity of the design and the ability of a…

Protest Against the Rising Tide – Seymour Chwast

This poster was created by Seymour Chwast in 1964 using mixed media for Booth’s Gin. In the original poster (featured in the image with Bob Dylan and Joan Baez), there is a small copy at the bottom which states “Serve Booth’s House of Lords, the nonconformist gin from England.” This poster is very reflective of…

War Is Good Business – Seymour Chwast

This graphic, titled “War Is Good Business,” was created by Seymour Chwast for his client Personality Posters in 1968. It was created during the Vietnam War and pokes fun at the popular war slogan that war is good business. Following these words on the poster is the demand that the statement requires, “Invest Your Son.”…

The South – Seymour Chwast

The South was a series of images created by Seymour Chwast in 1969 for the Push Pin Graphic. The series makes a striking and powerful statement about the civil rights movement of the sixties. The collection begins with a blank page and the text “The South” with the “o” made a solid black dot (used…

Seymour Chwast

Seymour Chwast was born August 18, 1931 in The Bronx, New York. Even before the age of 10, Chwast developed an interest in design and graphics. He was attracted to illustration after Walt Disney’s 1937 Snow White. His mother was very supportive of his interests and signed him up for WPA-sponsored art classes the following…