After reading the sections from the books it gets me thinking about graphic design and how even though, as designers, we work in mainly 2-Dimensional form it does not mean that we cannot make our work "appear" to be 3-Dimensional. With the computer programs and technology that we have available to us nowadays the possibilities are endless. There are so many ways to make our work visually exciting to viewers, including using materials that do not necessarily link to "art". An example of this is the billboard/poster Friends of the Earth created out of litmus paper. Litmus paper is not a commonly used thing in the graphic design world but it worked wonders at getting their message across about acid rain. Another example is Massive Attacks use of heat sensitive material. By making their product more visibly engaging it gets the viewer to look more closely at it and hopefully makes a very memorably impression. Since starting the graphic design program at UMD I've learned how to do things that are not necessarily "traditional" in the graphic design realm and after reading these articles it makes me excited to see what other things I can do.