February 2010 Archives

2 Poster Designs

The hands in the poster are representing people working together to restore harmony and coexistence. I used the orange color because its warm and the texture to make it more visually stimulating.


The hands in this poster are "reaching" for harmony and trying to achieve it. I went with many different colors to represent many different skin tones, cultures, etc. I used different sizes to bring depth into the poster and to represent how everyone is different.


This poster is just a variation of the previous one. The hands holding the letters of the word harmony symbolize people working together to support the idea.

Anatomy of the Olympics

The design that I found myself looking at was the main Olympics logo for the Vancouver Olympics. Throughout the years the Olympics have used a very simple version of a human figure usually with simple colors and symbols that relate to the region the events are taking place in. For instance in Athens the design of the logo was very representational of ancient Greece. In the Sydney Olympics they used part of an image of a boomerang for the lower torso of the human figure since the boomerang is a prominent symbol of Australia. And now in the Vancouver Olympics the image seems to portray the native people of Canada such as the Inuit and tribes of the Pacific. As you can tell most of the designs from the logos of the Olympics come from cultural representations of mainly primitive designs.

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Anatomy 2

What I liked about this article was how design and basically life in general changed so drastically from the 1950's into the 60's. I find it useful in the designs that I do to use psychological process of color to relate to the target audience. I guess I have never really noticed books or posters that are reproduced with different color themes and after reading the article I'm going to try and keep an eye out for it more often since it said it is still practiced to this day.

Poster Process

4 rough drafts so far. I'm not too convinced on either of the continent designs.
I couldn't upload the posters on this post but they are on the recent assets on the home page.

Internation Designs

I looked at some British designers such as studio myerscough and Peter Saville. Most of the work they do seems very to the point and is successful in the conveying the information they wish to present. A lot of the designs include many colors and make the designs feel very energetic. I think American design and UK design seem very similar but it seems like American imagery is more "censored" in a way that there is less rebellious images and pictures in the designs.

http://www.studiomyerscough.com/index.htm

International Design Reading

It seems interesting to me that the "Graphic Designers" are actually called "Graphic Artists". By looking at the posters that were posted on the website article, there seemed to be a lacking of text on each poster. When the writer talked about how the West has influenced the work of the Iranian graphic designers, it didn't seem to me that there was much of a connection. Much of posters, magazines, etc. seemed very static and dull. There wasn't a whole lot of color used in most of their designs and it was obvious the design's main focus is the art work not the typography.

Charity Reading

I enjoyed the article about the charity work because it relates to the project we are currently working on. I think it's interesting that since there isn't as much money used on the project that the designer can be as creative as he/she wants. When reading the article it made me wonder if designers would prefer the allowance to be creative or would rather have a higher commission on a project with less creative freedom. I found the part of the article that talked about the VSO very interesting in the fact that the "real professionals" were out doing something useful for the causes they believed in. I hope that once I get settled with a decent amount of money to live on that I too can do charity work and help raise awareness for causes I believe in.

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