Self-Promotion

May 12, 2011

I liked the Self Promotion that Luke Skinner had on his website.He called it a self promotion fun pack and it it’s very fun and the graphics are interesting and have nice, attractive colors. A fun activity pack seemed like a good,fun tool for self promotion as well. The colors matched his website them as well. His website is very nice and i like how he designs things and promotes himself.

http://www.lukeskinnerdesigns.co.uk/funpack.html

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/6mqavU/www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Dd6egUsZvWu4

i’ve never seen anyone paint like this before, it’s really interesting to see the process of it and the final work

these paintings are by a man named Holton Rower

Online Portfolio

April 20, 2011

I found a great portfolio site called CarbonMade. It's very user friendly and colorful and inviting to use. It's free to sign up for 5 projects (albums) and 35 images. For $12 a month you get 50 projects, 500 images and 10 videos.  It's very easy to use and very fast to upload images. You also get a section (on both) to talk about yourself and your skills. I ended up making my own portfolio on it to show for possible jobs or internships. I found and cool graphic design porfolio by Yvan Benoit that I liked a lot. They had some very interesting, colorful pictures.
http://www.carbonmade.com
http://http://yvanbenoit.carbonmade.com/

Information Design

April 20, 2011

I thought that this image was really neat. I like how it’s simple and clean and has a nice variety of colors that make it easy to understand. This image is breaking down the Twitter community, and how active users are within it. It also breaks it down into gender as well. It was created by David McCandless.

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/

I thought that this was an awesome logo using the technique of ambiguity of positive and negative space. 
The Kolner Zoo is a zoo located in Germany. This logo is very simple and effective. I thought it
was so clever how they used other zoo animals to make up the legs of the elephant. The image fits the place they are
advertising very well, it shows they have a variety of animals. I couldn't find who designed the logo on the website 
or anywhere online because everything I found about this zoo was all in German. 
http://www.koelnerzoo.de/



			

Identity Systems- Apple

April 19, 2011

I think the Apple logo is a great example of an identity system. It's very simple, yet effective. The identity illustrates the name of the company without having to type the name underneath the image. It is a universally known and easily recognizable logo. It's great for advertising as well. You can often spot Apple products in movies or tv shows by recognizing the Apple logo in the background. You don't need to read a name to know it's an apple product, the image is all you need to see. The logo was created in 977 created by Rob Janoff .

http://www.apple.com

my grandma gave me this interesting art calendar she got in the mail this year, by the “foot and mouth painters”, i don’t know if you’ve ever heard of them, but they are a group of disabled people who can’t use their hands and paint with the brush in their mouth or between their toes. they’re actually very talented, it’s really neat to see the stuff they’ve painted this way, i found it very interesting

http://mouthandfootpaintersrsa.org/gallerynew.php