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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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Ad Alert

Graphic design is omnipresent. Or, it at least feels that way in the world of Advertising, from the point of view of a budding advertiser. Graphic design is used as a vehicle by Ad agencies to make their content more… Continue Reading

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Renting Good Traits for Class

My favorite piece of advice was from student 2: rent the Creative Cloud Suites per month. I have already used up all my free trials on every computer and email my family and I own, so I was wondering how… Continue Reading

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The Ampelmann

Berlin has a very complex history that is made up mostly of events that have taken place in the past century. It’s inevitable that, with the changing landscape, the technology, and especially political ideology, the street signage would change too.… Continue Reading

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Lupton–Thinking With Type

Letter I actually laughed aloud when I read that italics and cursive were designed to be easier and more casual. Firstly because whenever you see formal invitations, awards, important documents–they are almost always written in a fancy, italicized or cursive… Continue Reading

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Lupton text

After reading the Lupton text, I found myself extremely overwhelmed. I think if it weren’t for the pictures I would have been swimming in letters and text.   Part 1: I can not believe there are so many different word… Continue Reading

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Form and Function

My form and function is of a glass square-ish block with the Rialto bridge in it from my trip to Venice, Italy this summer. I chose this object because honestly I did not have anything else that was interesting in… Continue Reading