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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Design Ethics- Final

Say I am a designer who is working for a design firm. My boss comes into my office one day (Yes, I have my own office. I am a great designer. Play along.) She tells me that the firm just got a new client, and she would like me to take the lead in designing […]

Self-Censoring and Political Correctness

In designing for todays society and multifaceted cultures, at least in America, designers are constantly in the process of checking and double checking their work for any hints of not being politically correct. Did I use the proper name for this, is there enough diversity in this photo, is this package easier to understand or use for […]

Shepard Fairey

“To be honest, I started with a surface appreciation of hip graphic nature and rebel posturing. But it sparked curiosity and exposed me to substance later.” Shepard Fairey, on his evolution from deviant punk to political graphic artist. With a rap sheet featuring thirteen arrests and as founder of an international graffiti operation, Shepard Fairey […]

Trademarks and Copyrights (FINAL)

“A guy in New York, who drove around Manhattan with a 25-foot-long fake missile with “Viva Viagra” painted on its side, has been sued by Pfizer, the maker of the drug Viagra for trademark infringement.” -http://www.techdirt.com/blog.php?tag=trademark The above snippet is just one of many bizarre but true stories in the world of trademarks and patent […]

Hay Fever Poster

For my AVT 311 (Graphic Design Methods and Principles) class, I recently designed a poster for Noel Coward’s 1924 play, Hay Fever. Set in the English countryside during the 1920s, the play centers around the four members of the quirky Bliss family. Each family member invites a guest over for the weekend, without telling the […]

Intellectual Property Edit V1

Intellectual Property: By David Corsino “A guy in New York, who drove around Manhattan with a 25-foot-long fake missile with “Viva Viagra” painted on its side, has been sued by Pfizer, the maker of the drug Viagra for trademark infringement.” -http://www.techdirt.com/blog.php?tag=trademark The above snippet is just one of many ridiculous and bizarre but true stories […]

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property By David Corsino “A guy in New York, who drove around Manhattan with a 25-foot-long fake missile with “Viva Viagra” painted on its side, has been sued by Pfizer, the maker of the drug Viagra for trademark infringement.” -http://www.techdirt.com/blog.php?tag=trademark The above snippet is just one of many ridiculous and bizarre but true stories […]

Paper on Design Ethics (Draft 1)

I have many pre-conceived notions that conflicts the ethics of ownership of a large Sports Utility Vehicle. First, these vehicles are large in volume, and takes up so much space on the road. Because of their size, they often weigh a lot more than regular vehicles. And since they weigh more, larger, less-efficient engines are […]

Paper on Personal Design Ethics (2nd Draft)

Recently, I was confronted to an issue that interrupted my workflow. GM had approached me and has asked me to design advertisements to sell their latest Sports Utility Vehicle. I was shocked by the request because I am generally opposed to large vehicles due to the fact that they are inefficient and are usually not […]

Design Ethics- Draft

Say I am a designer who is working for a design firm. My boss comes into my office one day (Yes, I have my own office. I am a great designer. Play along.) She tells me that the firm just got a new client, and she would like me to take the lead in designing […]