Posts Tagged With print 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…

Ulm und Basel | Dan Friedman

Dan Friedman had his postgraduate education split between too very different graphic design schools, Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm and Allgemeine Gewerbeschule Basel.[1] Ulm was a high modernist institution while Basel was more intuitive and exuberant.[2] While teaching at Yale, Friedman used his knowledge of the two extremes of design to help formulate projects for his…

Marlene McCarty — Gran Fury

Marlene McCarty is one of several graphic design artists involved in a collaborative called Gran Fury. The projects these designers took part in were for advocating for the AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s, when the disease was slowly getting more attention. Gran Fury was the “most institutionalized group that used visual means to fight the…

Face Of Red China – William Golden

The design of the script cover for the documentary television program “The Face of Red China” was designed by William Golden in 1958. The documentary covered the life of the Chinese people as China rapidly evolved into a Marxist state. The design of the program was meant to represent the poverty and hardship the Chinese…

David Carson for Nike

This piece was designed by David Carson for Nike. This piece of work was created as an advertisement for Nike’s Air Challenge. This design piece was significant in David Carson’s career because, after years of only taking part in editorial work, Nike was one of the first companies to contact him and ask him to…

Capital Magazine Cover

Adolf Theobald, the director of a quarterly Swiss magazine called Capital, commissioned Karl Gerstner to design their spreads in 1962. They wanted a clear, aesthetically pleasing way to display economic ideas that would be engaging for their readers. Gerstner admitted he was the perfect man for the job because he was not well versed in…

Franklin and Jefferson Graphics: Charles Eames

The first piece of work that I am analyzing are the Franklin and Jefferson Graphics. These graphics were designed by Charles and Ray Eames around 1975-1976. The Eames officed designed these posters and catalogs for an addition to its final exhibition called The World of Franklin and Jefferson. This exhibition was created in honor of…

Parco, 1977

Harumi Yamaguchi worked as the head of advertising for PARCO, a department store chain who’s mission was to “combine retail and creative activity with a consciously female focus.” The copywriter and art director for PARCO’s advertising were also women, further reinforcing the female-centered approach to their marketing strategy. This particular piece, titled Parco, appeared in…

Kate Moross Project 1

This project, designed and created by Kate Moross, was for Vogue UK. They wanted her to draw the backdrop (seen in the featured image) for the Brit Awards in May 2010, and commissioned her based on completion. Each artist performing or hosting at the awards were photographed at the backdrop illustration and were featured in…

Wild Design: Biscuitville

Biscuitville. A restaurant known for their scratch-made buttery biscuits and “Southern to a Tea”. This restaurant has always been one of my favorites. I remember when I was younger and never going to McDonald’s or Burger King, but Biscuitville was always where I wanted to go. The employees are always so friendly and you will…

Works. A facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer

As I walked around the Special Collections exhibit, the book that caught my eye was The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer. The book was most prominently eye catching due to its size and, upon closer inspection, the intricate designs covering almost every page (which after some research I…