Latest from the Wild Design category

Data Driven Design

The reason this book caught my eye was because of how different it was than the other books typically found in the design library. Many of the books in the design library try their best to set themselves apart from the rest whether it be by shape, color, texture etc. However, this one has a…

Bad Typography, Good Intentions

As I assume we are all graphic designers, I am sure this poster makes us cringe beyond belief. I wanted to include this in the ‘Wild Design’ assignment to bring to the light the important role us graphic designers have—to prevent designs like these from existing. Overall the aesthetic is below sub-par, the text leading…

Publix Water

I was looking through the beverage section at Publix when suddenly I was captivated by the design of the Publix water gallons. This simple but elegant design truly jumps out at the shopper. One thing that I truly appreciate about these water gallons is the ergonomic shape and handle of the containers, allowing for the…

An Unexpected Trophy

For this month’s “Wild Design” submission, I wanted to discuss a piece of design that literally stopped me in my tracks the other day. I know – it’s a cardboard box. Rather, a broken down or flattened cardboard box. And it stopped me in my tracks because it was right in front of me on…

Tokyo, Japan

For my design in the wild I chose an advertisement for Cafe-Co Daikanyama. It is a cafe I visited in Japan last summer.  To me it was a typical cafe but the aura of it was different. The cafe was very  “chill” and “open,” very “welcoming.” In a blunt way it was like the hippy…

Magical Design Found in My Mailbox

I am a Travel Agent who specializes in Disney Destinations, so I get these in the mail probably about twice a year. I’m throwing any bias I might have out the door for this post though. I’m taking off my Disney Mickey ears and putting on my Design thinking hat! I feel like the most…

Design Fellowship Poster, Excellent Design!

This Design Fellowship poster immediately caught my eye when I was walking down the stairs leaving Brooks Hall. The use of color in this poster was the first thing that stood out to me and was what grabbed my attention. Placed on top of the dark grey background, the yellow to coral gradient popped out…

Laptop stickers

I feel like I took “wild design” way too literally after seeing some of the other posts. I took a sneaky picture during a meeting. I truly went hunting for this wild design. If not obvious, the focus of this picture is the laptop that is layered with varying stickers. I chose to pick this…

Inspiration in Personal Brand Development

As I approach the end of my college career and enter the professional world, I realize that as a communication major it is necessary to develop a branded portfolio that represents my personal “brand.” Since my focus will be on digital and social media strategy, I need to collect and develop examples of writing as…

Hand-Painted Signage in Rajasthan

    When I visited Rajasthan, India last year I found elements of graphic design adorning the streets of Samode Village. I was definitely caught off guard because I didn’t expect to experience such striking signs in every corner and almost every door. I realized that hand-painted signage is still a visual vernacular in this…