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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Art in Other Places

This semester I took a trip down rout 29 with a class. I was decently surprised at the amount of interesting art works and social/community problems that are being solved through the use of art. There were projects that ranged from decorating parking meters that cost too much to maintain, to non-profit art organizations that offer […]

17. STUDENT

Whether you’re in your first year of the GMU AVT design program or your last you need to know about this opportunity to submit your work to The Dieline Awards. The Dieline is a website that “recognizes the absolute best in packaging design” including students work. This site provides a place where all designers can […]

Surrealism?

Here is the one of my favorite MV in term of concepts: Coldplay’s Up & Up. I am not so into the music itself, but the videography is undeniably interesting and unconventional, especially considering this is made by a famous band for the general public. All the footage in this MV denies every common expectation, […]

Hated In The Nation

I’ve been hearing about this series called Black Mirror for some time now. I haven’t read the spoilers on the infamous Face-de-gram Snot Chat because I knew I was going to eventually watch it. And then I did. Wow. Word of advice don’t watch them before bedtime, not because they are scary, except ‘Playtest’-watch that […]

Here’s Your Free Masterpiece

As a 90’s child, I love my technology. I don’t think I can live without my wifi, laptops, phones and tablets. Technology has made our lives so much easier and that much harder. The use of technology in a society is often seen as progress and innovation. But what does it mean when technology is […]

Babies, Bears, and Dangerous Kitties

If you haven’t heard about The Oatmeal then allow me to enlighten you to the most creative, funny, and inspirational comic and illustrator out there today. His name is Matthew Inman and he is a rad dude. Besides his popular online comic http://theoatmeal.com/ he has created a card game about Exploding Kittens. Yes, I know, […]

HOW Design: 11 Beautiful Projects for Packaging Design Inspiration

As I go through my years as an undergrad, I start to wonder what I want to do with graphic design as a career. With so many paths to go down, it’s hard to decide. There’s web design, logo design, multimedia designer, and much more. Of course it’s optimal to be good at everything but […]

Patent Design

My father works in the U.S. Patent Office for small electronics and I grew up seeing papers on papers of pending patents he was looking over. To give an example of what he looks at every workday from 9 to 5, the images below are examples of pages found in patent filings. The design is […]

Writing About Art, a Struggle

Writing about art is hard. Hard, at least, for your everyday Joe. This is most obvious when seen in action when you ask a person with no background in art to critique a painting. “It looks nice.” “I like the colors.” “It’s really good.” “I like it.” There are so many design terms that have to be learned […]

Music & Typography

Here is the lyric video of the song The Days by Avicii, which I like. It is not the first time someone tries to use typography to create art, but in this particular example, typography is the art itself. Normally you see typography is just a tool, a gear in a complicated machine of graphic […]