Archive for April, 2018

Wild Hawaii Poster

This is a copy of a vintage Hawaii poster from 1913 that I got from a vintage poster shop in Maui, Hawaii. I chose it for my Wild Design post because we studied many poster designs from throughout history that I thought were very interesting and I happened to already own one myself. This particular poster…

Neutraface Font Around Campus

NC State University has a brand to uphold and part of that brand is the types of fonts and typefaces that the university approves of and uses. The primary typeface for NCSU is Univers, but they also use Glypha as a secondary typeface and Arial as a substitute font. However, if you look around campus…

Adam Grant on “The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers”

“The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers” is a Ted Talk by Organizational Psychologist Adam Grant. Grant is a professor who is a self-proclaimed precrastinator sets out to explore the habits and characteristics of original thinkers. Some notable habits are procrastination, being quick to start and slow to finish, and giving yourself time to allow for…

Rick Griffin Portfolio Piece 3

This poster was created for the Human Be-In event in 1967, which was held in the Polo Grounds of the Golden Gate park in San Francisco. The event was extremely historically important, as it was considered the climax of the Haight Ashbury psychedelic 60s scene, the manifestation of their ideals, and it became the predecessor…

Rick Griffin Portfolio Piece 2

This piece is a cover for a collaboration album between Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead. The album was released February 6, 1989. I chose this mostly because I love Bob Dylan and my boyfriend loves the Grateful Dead so it’s basically a metaphor for our relationship. The image of Dylan with the red and…

Raging Bull

The opening sequence to the award winning movie “Raging Bull”, was imagined and produced by the movies writer and director, Martin Scorsese, and is regarded by many as one of the best opening credit sequences in movie history. Before the first name appears on the screen, when the UA of United Artists logo is still…

Rick Griffin Portfolio Piece 1

Rick Griffin created this piece as a cover for the Grateful Dead’s album Aoxomoxoa, which came out in 1969, the same year as the famous Woodstock music festival. It was a very important and influential piece in the psychedelic art movement, inspiring generations to come. This album cover is even listed in the Rolling Stone…

The History of the Television – Modern Marvels

The television is arguably one of the most significant objects of the modern age. Along with the invention of the radio, the television set up the very framework for how information would be delivered for decades. For the scale and significance of the television, its history is shockingly short and innovation happened at lightning speed…

Rick Griffin

  Rick Griffin was a well-known comic, surf and psychedelic artist born June 18th, 1944 in Palos Verdes, California. At Alexander Flemming Jr High, he met Randy Nauert, who later taught him to surf (in exchange for teaching Nauert how to shine shoes) when he was 14 and whose future band he would make artwork…

Neville Brody Portfolio 3

For the third and final project in the portfolio, I wanted to choose a project that is representative of Brody’s more recent work. This particular project is a commissioned identity design for Dom Pérignon an expensive brand of vintage champagnes. In contrast to the other projects in the portfolio, this work was done by a…

Gattaca

The opening title sequence of GATTACA begins with a very soft “white-noise” soundtrack and displays two short quotes one at a time in a white serif font on a black background. The first quote stating “Consider God’s handiwork; who can straighten what He hath made crooked?” (Ecclesiastes 7:13); and the second saying “I not only…

Neville Brody Portfolio 1

For the first project, I wanted to take a look at some of Neville Brody’s early work. I thought this might help provide further context to the information I learned in writing the biography. And provide a nice foundation by which to view his later work. Also, I was just curious to see how his…

Neville Brody

Neville Brody is a British graphic designer and typographer known most widely for his revolutionary work with magazines, album covers, and fonts. Through his work, Brody has earned a solid reputation in the design field. More specifically, his tendency to rebel against the norm led him to be both recognized and celebrated relatively early in…

Charles S. Anderson

Born in 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Charles S. Anderson is a designer “recognized for creating a design language that elevates the vernacular into a playful, modern design style and pioneering the role of designer as entrepreneur” as written by Steven Heller for Anderson’s 2014 AIGA Medal recognition. Anderson graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and…