Archive for April, 2019

U.S. Open – Sagi Haviv

The U.S. Open has a long history of bad logos. Being one of the “highest attended annual sporting events,” one would think that the logo would have been better over the years. “The mark that had been used for 20 years—an illustration of a flaming ball paired with thin serif type and a red swoosh—was…

Conservation International – Sagi Haviv

Conservation International was founded in 1987 with the mission to protect the environment while spreading awareness about global biodiversity issues. However, it was realized that discussing the well-being of the world was not enough. “To confront this reality, Conservation International is fundamentally redefining itself as an organization that protects nature for the well-being of humanity,…

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…

Sagi Haviv

Sagi Haviv is a designer best known for his work and partnership with Chermayeff & Geismar. He has helped to design some of the most identifiable logos that we see on a day to day basis including “the logos for the US Open Tennis Championships, Leonard Bernstein at 100, Harvard University Press, Conservation International, and…

Paula Scher

Paula Scher was born on October 6th, 1948 in Washington DC. Growing up, she was always the class artist. When Scher was a teenager, she would take three bus rides into the city so she could take art classes at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. She also made posters and flyers for her…

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…

Katie Salen

Katie Salen is a “designer, educator, [animator], and gamer” who is “interested in the aesthetics of interactivity and the transformative potential of play” (2). Katie’s passions and accomplishments in design and technology is the exact reason why I chose to study her for this assignment. I am an avid gamer, computer scientist, and graphic artist…

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,…

April Greiman

Born and raised in New York since 1948, April Greiman is known as an “internationally acclaimed American graphic designer and artist,” (Design Lecture Series). While most were skeptical or opposed to integrating a computer into their practice as a result of the possibility of losing that genuine touch by hand, Greiman was a proponent in…

Stephen Doyle

Born in 1956 in Baltimore, Maryland, Stephen Doyle grew up in a Jesuit high school, where an anonymous woman said to him, “You don’t know who I am, but I’m just calling to tell you that you are going to go to Cooper Union.” Doyle, perplexed, questioned what Cooper Union was. “The best art school…

The Delaunays: Propeller

While Sonia Delaunay is recognized most often for her contributions to textile and fashion design, her career began and ended with painting. After diverging from painting to focus on textiles, she made a big return when her and her husband, Robert Delaunay, were requested to complete murals for the International Exposition in Paris is 1937.…

“Queen of Loud, Wearable Art”

Sonia Delaunay’s fashion career came at a time when women were transitioning from a more modest, restrictive style to being able to wear less and show more. With women having to enter the workforce in World War I came changes not only in apparel but also in mentality. They arose as women who wanted the…