January 2010 Archives

Color Theory Reading

I thought this reading was very interesting becasue it not only told us about color theory, which most of us have already learned and know about, but in this reading they described the history of color theory and how it began. I liked that they used really examples from ads and other artwork that used the color theory like triadic, analogus, and complementary colors in there work. I like that it also talks about what each of the colors represent and their meaning. Red makes you think of fire, blue makes you think of the sky and yellow makes you think of sunshine. They also described a lot of positive and negative things that are often associated with each color. My favorite part of the article though was when they describe famous logos and how the designer picked the color of that logo. Overall the reading was very interesting, although i knew a lot already about what they were talking about from other classes it was still cool to read about the meanings and logos in the reading.

Inspirational Social Link

After looking over all the links for our next project i found the Museum on the Seam: International Coexistence Project to be the most helpful of them all. I thought that unlike some of the other sites, this one showed a lot of really pictures and pieces of work at actually conventions and parades. I think that being able to not only see the work, but to see the viewers and how they reacted to the work. This website really gave me good ideas and inspiration that i think will make my project very strong.


I thoguht this reading was very interesting becasue the pictures and posters that were shown were very appealling the eye. What first caught my attention in each image was the way the image was being portrayed or shown on the canvas and not so much the message it was trying to get across. After I figured out the image it then made me look closer and the poster and realized what the message was. When you display an image that is a confusing to look at it gives the viewer more insentive to take a closer look at your work, inturn making them think about what the image means and what message you are trying to get across in that image. Many of the art work that is attention getting is created through optical illusions or tricks of the eye. The most interesting way to grab a readers attention I thought was the example where the holes were physically cut out in the book and you could put you hand through it. We had something similar to this in our high school yearbook, the cover said take a look inside and then had a large circle cut out of the cover so you could see the first page through the color. I thought this was a really cool idea beacue it not only gives you the visual aspect but also the physical aspect. Although it is really cool to see images that tricks your mind and makes you think harder, I also think it is very interesting when you can feel the image that is tricking you mind. I think this makes you look even closer at the image and the message being portrayed. Overall I think that the article was really cool and gave me a different perspective on art and graphics and how they are portrayed and the messages they send to the viewers.

Inspirational Website

This site is actually a blog written by a designer named Chris Spooner. I found this site very inspirational because it had very cool ideas by the writer and many other designers on how they interpret graphic design. The site is also very helpful because it has many links and tutorials on how to use some of the tools in indesign and illustrator that you may not normally use. The variety of images on the site gives you a lot to look at in differnet perspectives.

What I want to learn!

I'd like to learn more about graphic design in the buisness world and how it is used. I would like to learn more indepth on software in illustrator and indesign. I would also like to learn more about design and how to use it to get your message across through posters, brochures and other artwork.

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