Latest from the Screen-based Design category

Goldfinger

Robert Brownjohn’s most well known work is his 1964 title sequence for the second James Bond movie Goldfinger. It took some inspiration from his first Bond movie title sequence, which filmed stills being projected onto a belly dancer.  The antidote is that when Brownjohn pitched the idea, he did so with himself, pushing his chest…

Peter Bil’ak – Fontstand

in 2015 Bil’ak and Andrej Krátky started a font rental website, Fontstand.com. Fontstand.com is described as music streaming for fonts. Fontstand is an app for mac that allows users to rent typefaces from designers and foundries of high caliber. Instead of having to buy a complete font family, it allows users to rent specific fonts…

The CUBE – Eddie Opara

One of Eddie Opara most eye-catching works would undoubtedly be the CUBE, a recent project he and his studio Pentagram completed in Thailand in 2018.  The feature was built in the high-rise complex MahaNakyon, at the base on Bangkok’s tallest tower that reaches over seventy-seven stories.  The CUBE is a seven-story tall, block-wide LED display…

Eddie Opara

Eddie Opara is a successful designer who began his career through his study of graphic design at Yale University in 1997 and working for well-known establishments such as 2×4 and currently, Pentagram. While the projects that he discussed during his presentation were centered towards designing brand identity, publications, packaging, and environments, I discovered that a…

Eddie Opara – Lecture Discussion

        Eddie Opara is one of the twenty-three owners of the Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design consultancy. His presentation for NC State’s College of Design spanned various aspects of his work over the expanse of his successful career and gave the audience lots to take away from it, no matter the age…

Karin Fong

      One of the most interesting things discussed in the two videos about designer Karin Fong was the way she decided on her career. She talks about how she always knew she wanted a career in the arts but she didn’t know until later that she wanted to make commercials and title sequences.…

Karin Fong Film Titling & Film Titling as Experience

For this week’s extra lecture discussion post I decided to watch the film titling videos about Karin Fong.  Karin Fong is an Emmy Award-winning graphic designer and director who founded a company called Imaginary Forces. She has worked on a wide variety of projects including film, television shows, video games, and advertising. The first video…

Gamestar Mechanic – Katie Salen

Gamestar Mechanic is an online based game environment that is “designed to teach kids how to design games by making games of their own” (1). The mission of this project is to not only teach kids how to design games, but also to help build other skills such as: systems thinking, 21st century skills, creative…

Connected Camps – Katie Salen

Connected Camps is a non-profit organization that’s main goals is the construct a “global online community where kids build, code, play, and learn from one another” (1). The program uses technology experts to mentor and teach kids involved in the program in subjects such as game design, digital arts, and coding. Connected Camps has reached…

Karin Fong Film Titling and Film Titling Experience

Learning about graphic design for me has been a journey about opening my mind to the possibilities, one of which is the title sequence to animations, films, games, etc. The interviews with Karin Fong, director and designer at Imaginary Forces, has helped me better understand and helped remind me about the purpose of graphic design,…

Eddie Opara Lecture

Eddie Opara, a world-renowned graphic designer, began his lecture by kicking off his shoes. “It’s a tradition I have – I get nervous every time I give a lecture,” he said to laughs from the crowd. I was among them. Frankly, I’d only been aware of his existence for twenty four hours prior, but from…

Goldfinger

Goldfinger was released in 1964 and was the third movie of the well-known British spy film series. Goldfinger was the first blockbuster in the series and jumpstarted the series many people know and love today. Following the release of Goldfinger, the series continues with the production of 23 more movies. In the movie, James Bond…

Karin Fong Title Design

    Karin Fong is a director and designer that focuses mostly on title sequences, trailers, and the occasional advertisement. The work Fong creates is unique because she has to capture the essence of the movie, TV show or game into a short intro or trailer. She has a passion for storytelling throughout her work,…