Archive for February, 2021

City Life Book Cover – Wild Design

This book cover for “City Life” by Donald Barthelme caught my eye as I sifted through books at my local book shop. The immediate impression it gave me is that of a city that is alive and bustling with life, as the typeface used in the title resembles a 1960’s style of flashy and invigorating…

Smokey Bear Coronavirus

This is a card that I received at a restaurant a few days ago. Along with this they provided bags to put masks in while we ate so that we did not have to put the masks on the table or another unsanitary surface. I really like this design because it takes the very common…

Wild Design: Windex

I love the Windex logo.  It is classic and simple, yet has enough detail to back the purpose of the product. The thing that stands out the most is the color and the distinction of it. Red and blue is a perfect contrast of color and it makes the logo pop. The sparkle that comes…

CeraVe (pronounced Ser-a-Vee)

The CeraVe (pronounced Ser-a-Vee) cosmetic company has seen a huge boost in sales in the last year and while I love their products their ingredients are not the only thing that is inviting about their brand. Their use of hierarchy in the typography of the packaged design is done so well. I think they have…

Amazon Packaging

This is an Amazon shipping box, something that has become increasingly more popular in our lives as we move forward. So when a package arrives that isn’t in a plain brown box with a smiley face it draws more attention to the consumer because of the contrast. The design on this box is fully colored…

a world of many worlds…

This particular print is one I got from a book store a couple of years ago. It seems to be an ad from around the 1950s. This ad had a purpose, which was to sell a subscription to this magazine, LIFE. I really love this ad (enough to buy the print) for many reasons. For…

Malina

It would be an understatement to say that I absolutely adore this design. This design is off the Tshirt of my favorite band, Leprous, on an album which is my favorite, sadly, only for it’s visual designs. Whenever I view this design, I am immediately taken by the rigid geometric structure of the environment paired…

Wild Design February

For my Wild Design post for February, I chose this image of a Polo Ralph Lauren shoebox. It ties in nicely with corporate design and identity design well as this packaging’s design is quite simple. I was unable to get the lighting to work in the picture I took, but the background of the image…

February Wild Design: Laundry Alert app

Here, I have included three screenshots from my phone displaying the Laundry Alert app that students living on campus at NC State use when doing their laundry. I consider this app’s design to be poor for a number of reasons. Firstly, the text on the main app cover is far too small. Most apps have…

Wild Design – Centennial Campus Bee Hives – S. Ferris

In case you hadn’t heard… bees are IMPORTANT. Despite the plethora of memes about the ironic, corny nature of The Bee Movie, Barry Bee is not wrong when he asserts that the life of just about everything on earth requires pollinators. NCSU has embraced this truth by keeping about eight different bee boxes in a…

Exploration of NC Museum of Natural Sciences

    The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is located in downtown Raleigh. It was established in 1887 and has grown to be the largest museum in the southeastern United States with the establishment of its new building. The museum itself is separated into two different categories, natural sciences and technology. The museum establishes its…

Henry Van De Velde

Henry Van de Velde was a famous architect born in 1863 in Antwerp and was the son of an apothecary. Similar to his father, Henry was knowledgeable, hardworking, and adaptable. Always interested in the structure and design of objects from an artistic standpoint, Henry began his career at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp…

Everything from A-Z

Amazon is a company we all have become quite familiar with over the past year. They have provided so much for us and we’ve all seen the logo millions of times, but we’ve never really looked into the meaning of the logo’s clever design. The first aspect one may notice when inspecting this logo design…