Archive for March, 2021

Black Panther 2018

Black Panther is a Marvel Studios’ superhero film that was released in February 2018 and was also the first superhero movie that was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Therefore, not only the overall representation of the film is beautiful but its title sequence, especially the end credits is also outstanding. The production studio…

Life of Brian

Though often perceived as a joke, as it is somewhat intended, Monty Python’s work is often taken less than seriously. However, Terry Gilliam, the groups graphic designer, is actually a very skilled designer and uses his talents of manipulating imagery and typography to create unique and fitting intros to their works, an example being Life…

The Americans 2013

The opening sequence for the 2013 television series, The Americans, utilizes design elements such as the juxtaposition of Russian and American-inspied imagery, a fast-paced style of movement, Russian-inspired musical elements, and a sans serif typeface reminiscent of Russian Communist Propaganda. The combination of these elements, which respectively represent visuals, movement, sound, and typography, set the…

AEG Turbine Factory- Peter Behrens

Peter Behrens most iconic design project is arguably the Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (also known as AEG) turbine factory. The contributions of Peter Behrens upon this project grew his name and value in the design community and set him aside from others. Commissioned in 1907, with no prior formal architecture experience, Behrens took on the collaborative project.…

AEG Logo – Peter Behrens

The creation of the typeface for the German company Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft, also known by the acronym AEG, was an important project completed by designer Peter Behrens. After the design of the AEG factory by Peter Behrens, the company consulted with him again in order to rebrand themselves. This typeface was specifically designed for AEG and…

A Kiss From Tokyo (2009)

A Kiss From Tokyo is an animated short which acts as a trailer for the book Yuki 7, written by Ada Cole and Kevin Dart about a woman known for her spy skillset and espionage. The animated short embodies this atmosphere of secrecy, sex, and mystery right away with its use of the word “dangerous”…

Navigating Life

With the way that we rely so heavily on our smartphones and computers in this day and age, to analyze an essential tool provided by such devices seems fitting. There are several applications to help navigate roads and reach destinations available to us, and different people prefer different apps. While I tend to prefer Google…

The Hive Minecraft Server

The space I chose for this assignment is “The Hive” multiplayer Minecraft server. Minecraft is a single-player or multiplayer game where the player can explore and live in a new world on their own or with other people. However, online multiplayer servers can change the game’s objective. This multiplayer server has many games for online…

Texas Roadhouse

  The physical spatial environment that I chose to write about is Texas Roadhouse. Texas Roadhouse is a casual dining restaurant franchise that specializes in hand-cut steaks. They have locations all over North Carolina, but I specifically visited the Holly Springs location. Texas Roadhouse does a great job at decorating their physical space to show…

Navigating Ltd

The environment in Lidl is friendly, fresh, and clean. The most noticeable feature of the store is the floor-to-ceiling window at the front entrance. This lets natural light in, and it makes the space seem welcoming and a bit less clinical than if there were only the bright fluorescent lights. While Lidl is on the…

Waze Navigation System

  I decided to review Waze, the navigation system application for mobile phones. Relative to the normal navigation system that I use, Apple Maps, it was very difficult to first navigate through Waze. There was an excessive amount of buttons and extra clicks I had to use to get to the directions that I wanted,…

Target Run

  Target is somewhere I shop often, but I have never recognized how much spatial design it has to offer until taking this course. We all know Target from their bright red walls and bullseye circles, but we rarely think about how much it does to guide us where we need to go and give…

Hunt Library a Place full of Personality

A physical environment that I love to visit is the Hunt Library on Centennial campus.  As a high school student touring colleges, this library was always one of the coolest spots on campus, and now as a student at State, it is such a cool place to visit.  The vibe that is created is fun,…

Navigating Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 is the second installment of Nintendo’s Splatoon franchise. First released in 2017, the game is a combination of a puzzle-solving story and a competitive first-person shooter. But what sets Splatoon apart from other first-person shooters is its unique shooting mechanic and how it relates to the environment around it. The goal is not…

Navigating The Elder Scrolls Online

To assess the map screen in the Elder Scrolls Online, I chose a location to travel to before starting the game. I settled on the city of Ebonheart as my desired location. When I opened the game, I hit the “M” key on my keyboard to access the map. The map screen showed the area…