Archive for April, 2021

Baby Got Peach by Colourpop

“Baby Got Peach” is an eyeshadow palette created by the makeup company Colourpop. I really enjoy the lettering and art on the front of the palette. It may be unclear in the photo but the lettering is very reflective gold. It makes the affordable palette feel more expensive. I do wish they had chosen a…

Waze

It’s no secret that traffic is a problem in Los Angeles, where the population is around 10 million. What makes it a problem, I have found, is it is unpredictable— there is not definitive “rush hour”— and it’s not limited to the weekdays. That’s why Waze is essential to travel in this city: it is…

The Last Werewolf

I chose to do the novel “The Last Werewolf”, as its strong thematic coding caught my attention immediately when I first saw it. The front of the cover is very minimalist, with just the three moon phases and text on a plain black cover, like a night sky. The serif font made me think of…

Airport Art

I selected this art piece at the RDU airport because of all the colors and elements of design it encompasses.  NC State teaches that successful design has an interaction with the viewer that is personal to that viewer.  This particular work of art reminded me of my freshman year roommate’s studio project.  This piece of…

COVID Vaccine Sticker

Design is everywhere, and as the pandemic has become such a normal part of our lives, designers are working toward creating pieces, logos, and infographics to inform the community about what is going on. When I received my COVID vaccine, I received a sticker with a design that matched signs in the building, the website’s…

TIME Magazine Cover

This cover from TIME Magazine is clever, minimal, and evocative. The simple use of the X’d lines play off of the trope most of this magazine’s audience would understand as crossing off a calendar day/year. Considering that almost everyone in the world has been affected by the Covid-19 crisis during the year 2020, this feels…

Andy Warhol – The Velvet Underground & Nico

This is a well know album cover designed by the artist Andy Warhol. Although the music has made it one of the most influential albums, the cover itself may be better known by the public. I think this album cover is distinctive because it only has a banana, Andy Warhol’s signature, and “peel slowly and…

Cowboy Caviar

The product that I chose to write about for the Wild Design assignment is Trader Joe’s salsa: Cowboy Caviar. Trader Joe’s is known for marketing and designing their products in a very specific way, usually being very colorful and having a clever name for many of them. This product is no exception and I really…

Tetra Filter

I do not love or hate the design, but I think it is portraying an effective method of advertising the product. It includes an image of a betta splenden, which is the type of fish it recommends this filter be used for. It specifies that it only should be used for a 1-4 gallon aquarium…

SpiderMan

I chose to do my wild design on Spiderman and the comics that this poster was made up of. I really like the fact that there is different comic book pieces that are spread out on the poster and that it has its own unique design. The thing that I find interesting about it is…

The Walking Dead

I have chosen a comic book for my latest Wild Design post. This comic book- The Walking Dead Deluxe #13- introduces a new story arc with a new setting. The cover artist has chosen to portray the new setting in a unique way. A prison tower is featured and within it there are a couple…

Crispy Chicken McDonalds

I decided to choose a piece of advertising that most of us pass by in our everyday lives. While getting some McDonalds, I stood in line staring at this sign and eventually decided to use it in my Wild Design. The use of bright colors, especially the yellow for the background and the red for…

Charlotte Building Art

Charlotte, North Carolina is one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States coming in as the 15th most populous city.  Moving here in 2006 and watching the city explode has been nothing short of astounding.  New cultures and ideologies started intertwining into our community changing the more traditional values of the southern state.  One…

Environmental Graphic Design

A fascinating area of the Jaguar Land Rover Cary car dealership is this “Adventure Centre.” The area serves as a guest lounge, featuring marketing ads, a digital display, and modern interior design elements. Overall, due to some interior design changes, the area today sticks out in an awkward, unused fashion (see wide-view photo below for…

Master Gao Baby IPA

I love collecting beer bottles, and I found the one from “Master Gao Baby IPA” to be especially interesting and unique. The overall design of the bottle is quite lucid and structured, and you could receive the most practical information about the product from the front. The baby image, however, is weird at first: Almost…