Latest Posts from Angelique Nwabuike

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…

Flash Gordon

The opening of Flash Gordon, once finished with the villain’s introductory dialogue, plays the dramatic theme of the titular main character. The opening uses both art and real shots that are implied to be occurring in-world while the title and cast member cards are rolling. The art used is in keeping with the setting and…

The Chameleon

“The Chameleon” is an imposter-in-the-group board game. The box cover has a green-yellow checkerboard that allows for a “disappearing text” optical illusion depending on how you’re looking at it. I love this design largely for the thematic aspect, but also because I think it’s able to stand on its own without knowing the game. When…

Navigating Ltd

The environment in Lidl is friendly, fresh, and clean. The most noticeable feature of the store is the floor-to-ceiling window at the front entrance. This lets natural light in, and it makes the space seem welcoming and a bit less clinical than if there were only the bright fluorescent lights. While Lidl is on the…

Bananas

Bananas have long been a fascination in pop culture for their bright, distinctive appearance and their ubiquity for Western consumers. They have been utilized in all kinds of lighthearted media as cartoon characters and comedic symbols. They have also often been used in propaganda, advertisements, and arts to represent sexual metaphors and exoticism. The main…

Gurkner Jump

Gurkner Jump was released in 2010 and created by Ray Larabie, a Canadian font designer who founded both Larabie Fonts and Typodermic Fonts Inc. Larabie often takes inspiration from “retro” fonts, something which is seen in his Gurkner font family. Larabie’s fonts have been used in multiple big-name video games, like Grand Theft Auto, Mass…