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Yusaku Kamekura

Yusaku Kamekura quickly became one of the leading designers in the post World War Two graphic design scene, and one of the pioneers of Japanese graphic design. Kamekura successfully blends both Western and Eastern design techniques, demonstrated through the rational design principles and traditional Japanese elements in his work. To this day, Kamekura is still…

Yellow Peril in Media

Example 1 (medium=poster): “Yellow Peril” is a eurocentric metaphor that highlights Asians, and more specifically East Asians, as a threat to society. This trope used by the media, Asians as people to be feared, has an extensive history, and the term “Yellow Peril” dates back to before World War One. Pictured below is an American…

Blenny

Blenny was designed by Dalton Maag. Dalton Maag is a typeface design studio that was founded in 1991. The main designer of blenny was Spike Spondike of Dalton Maag, however, they have no official time range or data of when Blenny was created or published for use. Blenny is thought to be a typeface that…

Reenie Beanie

This font, Reenie Beanie, is a playful, loose look created by the talented James Grieshaber. It is based on handwriting, more particularly a ball-point pen look. It is a font that can be used for more casual messages. One piece of information that I enjoyed is that with a little imagination, this font can be…

Ivan Chermayeff – The Pack Rat

In the early 1950’s, upon arriving at Harvard University, Ivan Chermayeff met with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies to discuss a certain request. He was uniquely minded and this was something the school recognized quickly. Ivan explained that he did not want to major in a specific subject. But that he wanted to take many…

The Pizza Type

Throughout my day, I have noticed that graphic design is really in the wild which means it is all over the places you go and it is seen everywhere you go. The types of graphic design Ive seen is digital or analogy in where they can be in posters, billboards, design/logos and many more. For…

The Introduction of “The Island of Dr. Moreau”

  For the opening sequence of the film “The Island of Dr. Moreau” Richard Stanley and John Frankenheimer set out to create an environment that clearly communicates the psychological horror aspect of the film. The key notion is that what the viewer is about to watch is full of mystery, dread, and unsettling concepts. This…

Navigating North Carolina Museum of Art

  To describe the physical space of North Carolina Museum of Art is no small feat. The Museum by its separation and arrangement of space is multi-tiered, separated by the two buildings and the outdoor exhibits. There is the East building with its dark multileveled halls and corridors, the west exhibit with its bright open…