October 18, 2006

Oversize paper resources

http://www.foxriverdirect.com/fox/papers/
Fox River sells many of their papers online in small quantities. This page has a list with links to all paper lines. Once you select a type of paper, you can choose "Get Samples" from the menu at the left. Note that some papers will not be available in larger sizes so you may want to select the size first. The website automatically limits your choices after that.

http://neenahpaper.com/CLASSICCRESTColorChart/index.asp?ft=Home
This page shows colors available from Neenah paper.

http://neenahpaper.com/OrderSheetSamples/index.asp?ft=Home
This page is the order page. Again, make sure to double check the size if it is important for your design. The Eames line has some unique textures based on Charles and Ray's design work.

http://www.smartpapers.com/6_textcover/index.asp
This company has paper lines with more interesting color choices and textures, especially Carnival and Benefit lines. They provide this link for online merchants:
http://www.smartpapers.com/15_links/index.asp

September 20, 2006

Design Problem & Design Objectives

There is a publication by the AIGA about the design process which may help to refine your design problem and objectives. There is an interactive component to the publication as well that includes case studies:

http://designing.aiga.org/

September 13, 2006

Research Resources

Below are some resources to help you get started on your company/organization research. They are listed by topic.

First, is a review of the types of symbols/marks

Metaphor
http://www.goodlogo.com/vote/?id=16

Typographic
http://www.goodlogo.com/vote/?id=140

Representational
http://www.goodlogo.com/vote/?id=64

Research resources

Type
http://www.linotype.com/
http://www.monotypefonts.com/Default.asp
http://www.fontfont.com/
http://typography.com/
http://www.kare.com/

Paper
Paper Source: http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/locations/mn_minneapolis.html
Paper Depot: http://www.paperdepotinc.com//PaperDepot%20Website/RL.htm
Anchor Paper Express: http://www.anchorpaper.com/NE06/Hours.htm

Color
http://www.pantone.com/
http://www.gdusa.com/feature/0307_index.php
http://www.colormatters.com/entercolormatters.html
http://www.colorsystem.com/starte.htm
http://www.visibone.com/colorlab/

Photos
http://creative.gettyimages.com/source/frontdoor/DefaultRFImages.aspx?brandID=2
http://www.lorettalux.de/
http://www.davidlachapelle.com/
http://24-7media.de/
http://www.punchstock.com/stock_photography/vendor_fstop.html

September 4, 2006

Design Summary Example

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Welcome

I've created this blog for GDII: Identity and Symbols to be a forum for commenting on work outside of class as well as a resource that will contain website links and other kinds of information that will help you succeed in this course.

Here is the link for getting into the U of M Libraries Dictionaries — note that you should choose the Oxford English Dictionary and then search for your punctuation.

http://www.lib.umn.edu/libdata/page.phtml?page_id=695