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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 – 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 As the design may look a bit outdated with the gradient, I believe this is a style that is coming back into the field…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…

Wild Design: Fahrenheit 451

I feel like this design, while very on the nose with the theme of book burning, is a really clean and modern way to express that idea. I feel the font choice, and the drop shadow on ‘fahrenheit,’ contributes greatly to the bold nature of the design. The contrast between the red and the black…

Wild Design: Compost

  This image feels strangely ominous to me. I feel like the addition of photographs of the garbage meant to go into this bin creates this strange juxtaposition with the minimal nature of the design and with the rendered images that I was expecting. I think this design would have been greatly improved by, instead…

Susan Kare: a biography

Susan Kare is an American graphic designer born in Ithaca, New York on February 5th, 1954. She’s received a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College as well as an M.A. and Ph.D from New York University.  Her legacy is one comprised of monumental success across a medium which had been relatively new. Kare is deemed as…

  This piece is called Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge which was made in 1919. This is one of Lissitzky’s more famous pieces and is one of the ones he is most known for. This is a prime example of Lissitzky’s main tools which are primary colors, black and white and geometric shapes.…

William Drenttel pt.3

For my second project by William Drenttel, I chose another collaboration between him and his wife. The art for these bottles of maple syrup was created for their own Winterhouse Design Studio maple syrup. Here, the designers use a broad range of styles to ornament their collection. Typography and photography, executed in a variety of…

MGMT: quonset

Alicia Cheng’s graphic design studio was responsible for this exhibition’s graphics. It features the Quonset hut, a shelter, and supplies based off of WWII. They collaborated with Matter Architecture Practice to create this museum exhibit. T0gether the two companies were able to create an interactive, informational, and complex environment. It taught people about the realities…

Masamu Yanase: “Transportation Labor”

Before his involvement in the Proletarian Movement and his distancing himself from normal paintings, Yanase was already deeply involved with and inspired by the Futuristic Art Movement that reached Japan. This movement was known for going against the traditional art values, and fully embraced the new age of technological innovations. Futurists artists often incorporated depictions…

Flying Letters by John Maeda

In another method of combining complex computer programs with creativity and art John Maeda created “Flying Letters”. This interactive rpgr uses a. Mac OS9 emulator and can be known to take a significant amount of time to load up. “Flying Letters” is exactly what it describes, flying letters in white against a black background that…