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Design MATTERS!

We walk around every day, using doorknobs, using our phone, typing on the computer, using forks and knives, writing with a pen. All these things were designed with a specific purpose in mind and we never really take the time… Continue Reading

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Planned Obsolescence

I don’t even realize designers, whether industrial, environmental, or graphic, design my entire life. When I begin typing on my Apple laptop, I don’t say out loud “Wow, this laptop sure is ergonomic!”, I just experience a subconscious satisfaction. The… Continue Reading

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Design: details in life

Different from architecture and artists, most designers are unknown, even those famous one, because people usually do not realize they live in a world made by designers and gets used to. No one would care who design this front or… Continue Reading

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Blog Assignment #4 – To Inform and Delight

I enjoyed the documentary To Inform and Delight about Milton Glaser. One thing that really stood out to me in the film was when Glaser said, “drawing is thinking.”  I found it interesting his approach in creating a design, and… Continue Reading

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I ♥ GD

Graphic design, though mute and simple, has the ability to influence emotions. I *heart* NY designer, Milton Glaser, discussed how his creation shifted the city’s conscience from being indifferent to declaring love for a place. A design, simple in color and… Continue Reading

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Neue Haas Grotesk, New Haas Grotesque

Rick Poyner described the concept of idealism within design…that designers accept a social responsibility to the public. They accept an obligation to maintain a balance between the economy and ecosystems. Whether we notice or not, designers make things run smoothly. We… Continue Reading

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Before, During and After Helvetica.

Before watching Helvetica I could walk down the street and look at a sign and think “that’s a nice colored sign.”  I was oblivious to the fact that the font that was used in that sign seemed to be the same one… Continue Reading

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Graphic Design in Public Relations

I am a double major in public relations and marketing, although I hope to continue more into the public relations field.  The definition of Public relations according to the PRSSA is “a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships… Continue Reading

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Blog Assignment #2 – Graphic Design in BDJ – Bangura

I am studying broadcast & digital journalism with a dual minor in African American Studies and Sociology. My short-term goal is to start off as a production assistant or associate producer at a station in either Richmond, VA or New… Continue Reading

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Blog Assignment #1 – Lessons Learned Response – Bangura

Don’t compare yourself. I appreciated the tips that encouraged students not to force creativity. Newhouse tends to foster a competitive nature that makes students feel they must slam competition in order to stand out. When I learned we’d critique some of… Continue Reading