Archive for January, 2020

Wild Design: The Fashion Plate

This image comes from a reproduction of the 1897 Sears, Roebuck catalog. You still hear the term “fashion plate” tossed around to describe someone who dresses well (and in the current style), but in fact these printed guidelines on “how to dress” date as far back as Ackerman’s Repository of Arts in the first quarter…

Wild Design: Astroworld

I chose Travis Scott’s album ‘Astroworld’, because I felt the album cover did a really good job at engaging the everyday consumer. The cover holds multiple aspects that are not only intriguing but creative and artistic. The design features Travis Scott himself in a fictional amusement park named “Astroworld”. The design features multiple consumer of…

Wild Design: Neat Lamppost

While walking through the parking lot in between Reynolds Coliseum and the Coliseum Parking Deck I spotted this unusual looking lamppost. What stood out to me what it’s angular design among other things and I decided to snap a few pics!   One thing that stood out to me right away was it’s thin, tubular…

Wild Design: Candle

My January Wild Design is this candle that I bought from Target the other day. Never have I met someone that didn’t own a single candle. At first I had always looked throughout the store and smell the candles in order to choose which candles I would end up buying, but since I began taking…

Wild Design: Express Ad

For my wild design, I chose to reflect on this Facebook ad from the clothing line Express. I think the branding is consistent with their typical advertisements however the layout of this design seems off to me. I find it off the way it is proportioned into two sections – focusing on the blouse on…

Wild Design: Blue Cream Soda

I found this graphic design while I was in the Mast General Store last weekend located on King Street in Boone, North Carolina (King Street is a great place to visit if you are in Boone due to it’s unique culture). I chose this cream soda as my wild design piece because it was very…

Wild Design: Career Fair Poster

I chose this as a “Wild Design” because I honestly did not like the design at all. The design feels cluttered and the message doesn’t come through very clearly. First, the NC State Engineering Logo is at the very top. Then right underneath there is text that says “The NC State Engineering” followed by Career…

Wolf Pack One Card

For my second “Wild Design” I chose our NCSU student ID’s. There is a things that I understand and can appreciate about it, but there is a lot a do not like. I think the design is clean and is simple like a lot of NC State’s design type. NC State’s design style is simple…

Wild Design: Ghost Protein Powder

I chose this “Wild Design” because the design is not typical for protein powders. Most companies that produce protein want to appeal to men and look masculine through the use of dark colors and aggressive fonts. However, Ghost did not follow the same style as most companies. This completely fits their branding. Ghost is all…

We are the Wolfpack

This is a mural found in Bragaw Residence Hall that I liked. The mural is located in a great spot. Bragaw is always filled with students and other NC State faculty so having this instead of a plain brick wall is great. Overall, the design is good and promotes school spirit and adds a nice…

LIFE’S A TRIP

This is an album cover by the artist Trippie Redd. I came across it whilst listening to music on Spotify. I chose this as my “Wild Design” because not only do I think this picture has a genuine wild design but I also really enjoy the picture and the music the picture represents. This album…

Wild Design: Hydro Flask

For my ‘wild design’ I chose the Hydro Flask logo. I have had my Hydro Flask for about a year now and still love it as much as the day I got it. I personally love it because it keeps things cold for over 24 hours and hot for 6 hours. It also is sweat-free…

Wild Design: Branding for Jubala Coffee

My Wild Design entry for January is the packaging for Jubala Coffee. It’s very unique from other coffee shops that I have visited. While most brands focus on darker earth-tone colors, images from nature, or other designs referencing coffee beans and organic coffee farming, Jubala takes a different approach. The coffee cups and sleeves are…

Wild Design: Protein Powder

I was in target looking for protein bars and stumbled across these protein powder canisters. I noticed them immediately because of their subtle, inviting design. The colors are bright and cheerful, but also not overwhelming. The presentation is clear and straightforward.   The flavor is indicated by an image (mint leaves, coffee etc) against a…