Archive for April, 2020

Lester Beall- Cross Out Slums Poster

The United States Housing Authority asked Lester Beall to create a project. The association was also created by President Roosevelt in the 1930’s. The purpose of the United States Housing Authority was created to loan money to states for low cost construction. During this time Beall created the infamous poster titled Cross Out Slums. Beall…

Hayley Williams – Petals for Armor

I chose this design because of an upcoming album release by one of my favorite musicians, Hayley Williams. Some of you might recognize her from the band Paramore. She is releasing her first solo project called Petals for Armor in early May of this year. I think she took a very unique aesthetic approach to…

Who’s Who in Graphic Design- Lester Beall

  Early Life and Schooling Lester Thomas Beall was born in 1903, in Kansas City, Missouri. However, Beall spent the majority of his childhood in Chicago, Illinois. His mother was the person who pushed him to be creative and act on his artistic abilities. As a young boy, Beall’s mother prompted him to draw. This…

Wild Design: The North Face

Another website that I visit often is The North Face. One of the reasons I am a frequent shopper is because of their website and how it is operating their website as well. When you go to their website, they continuously will have a special or story headlining their page with nice visual elements that…

Wild Design: The Weather Channel

In the past I have chosen places where I like to eat because I believe the atmosphere is a key element for restaurants but now that we are held in a lock down and most places are closed I decided I would pick websites that I visit a lot. This one I chose The Weather…

FedEx

For my wild design post, I chose to do the Fedex logo that I have recently seen on a box inside my storage room. For the first 20 years of the history of FedEx, from 1973-1994, the company had two designs for their logo. both of these designs weren’t exactly what the company was looking…

Fujifilm Instax Instant Film

The Fujifilm Instax Instant Film packaging is very inviting and fun. The color palette consists of white, red, green, black and yellow. Together, they make the design look lively and bright, which catches consumers’ eyes. At the top of the box, “Fujifilm” is written in its classic typeface in small, black text. Underneath the brand-name,…

Willet Pot Still Reserve Straight Bourbon

In this Wild Design post, I will discuss the packaging design for Willett Pot Still Reserve Straight Bourbon. I will highlight the bottle’s unique shape, materials, text and use of color. The highlight of this packaging discussion is the bottle. Its unique shape and design are meant to resemble a pot still traditionally used to…

The Man in the High Castle

This Wild Design post will discuss the opening title sequence for the television showThe Man in the High Castle. The sequence uses imagery, sound and music to help the viewer understand the fictional world the television show represents and provide a key element to its plot line. You can find the sequence here: https://vimeo.com/173250809 The…

Anniversary Card Envelope

For the wild design, I picked an envelope that is related to anniversaries. I really like this envelope and how the design is very creative, including the background and also the writings. The envelope is a pop-up card that is turned into a 3-D box which has the portrayed images inside. It is really appealing…

Presidential Candidate Advertisement

Nowadays, presidential campaigning has increased a lot and there are many candidates who seem to advertise through various websites. This picture depicts one of those advertisements of Warren’s mug. I saw this advertisement pop-up as I was looking for articles for an assignment and I screenshotted it since it seemed really intriguing and eye-catching. I…

Wild Design: Instagram

For my ‘wild design’ I chose the Instagram logo. I have had an Instagram since I was in elementary school and have loved the app the whole time. Since I have had it for so long, I was able to experience the logo change in 2011. CEO Kevin Systrom said that he changed the logo…

Wild Design – “The Great Depression”

I chose this image as an example of wild design because of the humor it brings me. I found this image while scrolling through one of my many meme pages that I follow on social media. This specific design in particular is notable to me because of its sarcastic tone it represents.  This design is…

Whitney Concert Poster

This poster is from an Indie Rock band called Whitney. It really called my attention because of the choice of design used in the poster. A design that comes into mind is that of the Henry Van de Velde. Although in this case a greater variety of colors are used. The design for Tropon definitely…