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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Simple Logos to Love

What’s more fun than a list of simple, well-designed logos? Here are a bunch of small companies that have enviable logos. A lot look like the kind of visual puns that students work generates often. I wish I had come up with the Ed’s Electric and the Wine Searcher logos! Clever and easy to recognize. […]

Infographics In Real Life

Found on Behance, here is a series of infographics pertaining to information obtained from a poll in Denmark about social issues. I think they are beautifully executed because they take the boring pie chart and make it into a stunning photograph. They have revamped the bar graph and made it a commentary on the information […]

Quirky Business Suite

Grythyttan is a Swedish inn that has a decidedly quirky personality. Planeta Design was commissioned to create a whole new brand identity and business suite for the inn that captured the feel of the inn. The result? Beautiful, unique, and eye-catching design that harkens back to old floral wallpaper and your grandmother’s doilies (in the […]

Student Concept for Levi Strauss

We’ve done some interesting students projects at GMU, but I’ve never seen anything like this! This student, Lama Khayyat from the United States, was asked to design a series of men’s healthcare packaging for a pre-existing company that doesn’t currently have one. Khayyat chose Levi Strauss, and here’s what they came up with: http://lovelypackage.com/student-work-lama-khayyat/#more-20360 From […]

Subliminal messages in design/illustrations???

I know this is old news and rather overrated, but one must appreciate the trouble that the designer had to go through in order to accomplish the subliminal stimuli. And the headlines isn’t bad either. The headline actually is a little hard to understand if you are not aware of the message behind the illustration. Once […]

Graphic Designer Louise Fili

Louise Fili is one of my current favorite graphic designers. I love to look at her designs. Fili specializes in food package design and has designed all sorts of things such as wine bottles, coffee packages, and water bottles. In my opinion, her designs seem simple but elegant. Also some of her work seems to […]

The Barcode Orchestra

Barcode Orchestra is a work created by three George Mason students Lindsay Hawks, Peter Lee, and Alex Straub. Perhaps the first question the piece raised for me was “is this really art?” A barcode is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a code consisting of a group of printed and variously patterned bars and spaces […]

Designing For The Reader

Think about magazine spread design for a second. It seems easy, right? At least, that’s what I thought. Recently, in my typography class, we were assigned our final project which was to design three spreads for a six page article. You wouldn’t believe how much thought really goes into it. The negative space is almost […]

Blade Runner in NYC

After watching Blade Runner it seems the advent of advertisement has brought these aesthetic qualities into reality.  In the film, Chicago is covered with unknown foreign languages.  You also see huge television on buildings trying to advertise to the public.  The rules of advertising becomes a whole new language.     New York’s Time Square […]

Critique of Catcher in the Rye Book Cover

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, is an iconic novel. The book also has a very recognizable cover design. The book was first published in 1951, and since then has been republished many times with different book covers. One of the current editions of The Catcher in the Rye, uses the same cover […]