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Monthly Archives: March 2017

What is Your Art Process?

At the start of every art project, I’m usually in pajamas with a cup of tea checking out Donald Trump’s twitter account instead of gathering ideas on Pinterest. Yes, I am a procrastinator when it comes to designing something innovative and unique. I have done logo designs after logo designs for as long as I […]

Squirrel and Hedgehog: A North Korean Cartoon

Propaganda is everywhere in North Korea, even in cartoons. They have to entertain the kids some how, so we have “Squirrel and Hedgehog.” This show is a huge metaphor for North Korean military and some countries. Squirrel and hedgehogs are North Korean, wolves are American, weasels are Japanese, and mice are South Korean. Even though […]

The Marine Corp’s Logo

  The United Stares Marine Corps (USMC) owns the logo that portrays an eagle standing on the top of a globe and there is an anchor piercing through the globe. These symbols are a representation of something very important and they all have something in common: the marines are always ready and always faithful (semper […]

Not-So-Enchanting Enchanted Objects?

Over spring break, I went to see the new Beauty and the Beast movie. Having grown up with the animated version, I struggled with accepting the redesigns for some of the characters, namely Mrs. Potts, Chip, Lumiere, and Cogsworth. I was leery of their designs, but I went into the movie with an open mind, […]

Google | Blog #6

In 1998, Google launched their first logo: a serif, multicolored typeface. September 2015, Google introduced their new, fresh, sans serif typeface, keeping the same multicolored palette. This was no simple change. In fact, it was the talk of the design community for quite some time. Was this flat, rounded, minimal logo still staying true to […]

Feline Furniture Design

by Kelsey Johnson When are we going to see Ikea, Cb2, West Elm and Target come out with cat-friendly furniture designs? It is hard to be a cat owner and aesthetically conscious. Many furniture pieces that cater towards form tend also have functional dilemmas for cat owners. We resort to ugly, practical pieces or retaining shredded upholstery out of fear that […]

Thank your friendly neighborhood designer, please

I’m sure you’ve all seen those Buzzfeed articles and reddit pages about bad designs, and laughed about those silly mistakes. But these articles bring to light the issue of how important graphic designers are these days. Without designers, we’re left with words spaced in not-so-appropriate ways and magazine layouts that implicate the Queen as a […]

Inspiration or Stolen Work?

One of the most helpful resources designs have is each other. Where is the line between inspiration and theft? This question is certainly up to interpretation.  The website could be used an inspiration, but artists and designers could also easily take a concept from online and claim it as their own. This possibility potentially takes away from a […]

Badly Designed Cartoons

When I talked about bad quality shows, I don’t think I talked about the design aspect of children’s cartoons. Sometimes companies want to make a quick buck, so they will toss a new show onto the channel without a second thought. When this happens, a new bad cartoon is brought into the world. The one […]

Design is everywhere. It’s in the clothes you wear, the building you stand in, the road your drive on, the chair you sit in… you get the picture. But most of these things are easily overlooked. How often do you think about the pavement on sidewalk you’re strolling down? Did you know that those bumpy […]