Posts Tagged With design

Wild Design: Anatomy Textbook

My last wild design post is going to be on my Anatomy and Physiology For Speech, Language, and Hearing textbook. This class is an anatomy class but instead of learning about how the whole body is set up and how it functions, we only learn about how speech is produced and how people are able…

ART AGAINST AIDS | Dan Friedman

ART AGAINST AIDS is one of Friedman’s later works, made in 1987. This work was made for a coalition of artists and galleries to have an exhibition to raids money to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research. From what I can gather about Friedman and his personality, he most likely did this poster for…

Marlene McCarty — Murder Girls

Marlene McCarty, in her later years, moved from graphic design to drawing, specifically with a ballpoint pen and graphite. Focusing on social issues is always her goal, but she moved onto more working on feminist and sexual issues. In her series “Murder Girls,” Marlene drew multiple young women in see-through clothes showing and bringing emphasis…

Depero’s Project 1

One of Depero’s projects that first stood out to me was I balli plastici. This is a set design that was created in 1921. In 1917, Depero  began to conceive of a Futurist ballet in which machine-like puppets would replace human actors and dancers.  He felt that this would emphasize the Futurist ideals of technology…

Fortunato Depero

Fortunato Depero was an Italian futurist painter, writer, sculptor, and graphic designer. He was born on March 30, 1892 in Fondo, Italy. “He grew up in Rovereto and it was here when he first began exhibiting his works, while also serving as an apprentice to a marble worker in 1910. He schooled at Scuola Reale…

History of Ships and Seafaring by Erik Nitsche

The image above pictures an illustration from one of Erik Nitsche’s many history books. This one is specifically Volume 2 in The New Illustrated Science and Invention, written by Courtlandt Canby, depicting the history of ships and seafaring. During Erik Nitsche’s later career, he started his own book publishing company and made it a goal…

Stanley Morison Biography

            Stanley Morison was an English typographer, scholar, and historian of printing. He was born on May 6, 1889 in Wanstead, England and he died on October 11, 1967 in London. He spent most of his time growing up at the family home him and his family had in London.…

North by Northwest

North by Northwest is a thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock about an advertising executive in New York City who is mistaken to be a government agent and has to outrun foreign spies. However, the star of this movie was the famous introduction, designed by Saul Bass in 1959. This experimental sequence is often cited as…

An Under-examined category: Clock faces

A friend recently tipped me off to the fact that this clock was on sale (he had purchased the electric version), and I snapped it up. We both made the purchase thinking it was the work of the multi-talented Donald Deskey, due to a newspaper article stating specifically he had been designing clocks in 1933…

Body Shimmer

For my first February Wild Design Post I chose my favorite Victoria Secret body shimmer spray. Personally I have found that the packaging of this bottle to be one of the most fitting styles for what is inside the bottle. I love that the perfume itself is a peach colored liquid but that is not…

Tropes in the Media: Snakes

My chosen trope to research is the snake. Snakes are cold blooded normally poisonous or venomous creatures who do not have any appendages. Since they are so different from most creatures we are accustomed to today, many people fear snakes which might have attributed to their popularly used tropes. Due to the fear most people…

Damn Everything but the Circus

There were so many interesting books in the Special Collection at the library but the one that caught my eye was Damn everything but the Circus: a lot of things put together by Sister Corita Kent. Before going to the Special Collections at the library, I viewed this book online and it stood out to…

Ancient Spanish Ballads: Historical and Romantic

When I first entered the Special Collections Library, I was very surprised to see such delicate pieces scattered all over the room with so many students hovering over what just looked like books. I felt almost afraid to even touch the books, as everything in the atmosphere gave me the impression that things were ever…

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…