Posts Tagged With wild design

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…

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…

City Life Book Cover

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…

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…

Depero’s I balli plastici

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…

Multilingual Advertising

My next Wild Design Post is going to be on a Sol de Janeiro body cream. Unlike most fragrance body creams today, this particular one is in a tub like container which is smart advertising considering it stands out compared to all of the other body creams in the plastic tubes. When shopping, customers tend…

Billy Joel Record

My parents have this record wall in our dining room, and when I was thinking of how I could find “design in the wild” while self isolated, this record wall was the first place I looked. For this assignment, I chose Billy Joel’s album Streetlife Serenade because I have always liked it’s uniqueness, and because I felt…

Pure Genius

When I lived in New York City last summer, street art was everywhere. Honestly, in every major city street art is everywhere. On my street corner, one of the first things I noticed in my quiet Brooklyn neighborhood (yes, celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Adam Driver, Maggie Gyllenhaal, lived in my neighborhood!!) was a spray…

F✌️CK 👁 ❤️ YOU!

This was one of the first pieces of street art I’ve ever seen. I first saw it summer of 2018 when I was in Montreal. As you can see, the art has a very nice, yet shocking meaning. At first glance, you’re like huh, that’s rude. But then, when you read it again you realize…

Physical Therapy At Home

The new ‘stay-at-home’ order has heavily influenced everyone’s daily lives; including school, sports, and even things like doctors visits. While I was wandering around the house I noticed my mom using a device on her neck, and to my curiosity, I had to ask what it was. This device, strangely shaped, was given to her…

Adventure Time DVD Design

Being one of my favorite shows of all time, I thought it was fitting to do a post about the Adventure Time DVD set. The design of them is very fun and full of creativity. The set contains 8 DVDs each pertaining to a particular character. Each DVD has the case itself as well as…

Public Health Campaigns are Nothing New

In 1896, in a bout of reformist zeal, New York City passed anti-spitting laws. As one can see from the image, spitting could convey any number of communicable diseases and was an especial concern in the new subways and on the old sidewalks. The biggest enemy listed here is tuberculosis, or “consumption,” also known at…

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…

The Fashion Plate

This image comes from a reproduction of the 1897 Sears, Roebuck catalog. You still hear the term “fashion plate” tossed around to describe someone who dresses well (and in the current style), but in fact these printed guidelines on “how to dress” date as far back as Ackerman’s Repository of Arts in the first quarter…