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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Inspiration

Some quotes by famous artists throughout history whose words gave me faith in my art work and inspires me to make better art so that it can make a difference in the world.   “The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”  Francis Bacon    “The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come […]

Franco

We all know that loveable pot dealing/smoker from Pineapple Express, right? Well the actor James Franco who plays him is actually a former Yale student and current NYU professor. When he’s not acting or directing you can probably find him hosting an art exhibit or creating a piece of art. Most people wouldn’t know by […]

Art is everywhere… even in our TV’s

Anyone who watches The Walking Dead, even those that don’t watch the show, are all aware of the sad moment that Glenn and Abraham were taken away from the show’s devoted fans. Although, something us viewers didn’t pay attention to is the amount of artistic work the amazing Greg Nicortero puts into this show, on […]

Rules Are…Good?

When I first started out in the design program, I was so confused about how we would possibly be graded on something that is entirely subjective. But the reality is, design is not entirely subjective. As design student, we are constantly taught rules that we are to follow in our work. While some things may […]

The Importance of Graphic Design

Many people think graphic design doesn’t matter and that anyone can get on Adobe illustrator and whip up a brochure or simply go online and download a free logo for their business. As a Graphic Designer, this is a very unsettling thought. Graphic design plays an integral role in society, business, and satisfies many different. […]

A Call for Calm

I recently read an article about the forecasted pantone colors for next year continuing to “evolve toward an antidote to modern stresses…The Color of the Year, a blending of Serenity and Rose Quartz, demonstrates an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness, order and peace, […]

Turning life to 2D

    The first time I was introduced to Alexa Meade’s work I was truly shocked. At first glance it just seems like it is your typical painting on a canvas. But it is actually a picture of a live scene that she has painted over. I love her way of painting and the content […]

Designer and Coder

You don’t have to know how to code to be a good designer. But if you do, I guarantee that you will be better than good as a designer and find more opportunities as time goes on. In an ideal world, every designer’s job is to solely brainstorm ideas and conceive mock-ups that would serve […]

Can Videogames be Considered Art?

Art is considered “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.” Though this can be a very controversial topic, I beg the question: can this be associated with videogames? Personally, I […]

Is this advertisement offensive to designers?

    Recently, a company called South West Trains released a new campaign for their locomotive service. On their twitter page, they have added a banner reading “1,400 extra car parking spaces (More helpful than changing the shade of all our trains)” it appears to me to be very belittling. Oftentimes companies will poke fun […]