Monthly Archives: February 2013

womanspace logo

final_logo

This is the logo I designed for the local Womanspace resource centre. When designing I initially wanted to go with a design that had some sort of a tree feel with roots, however once I started to play around with that kind of design I thought it looked like a mustache which would not in any way resemble what Womanspace is about in anyway. When I flipped around the image I started to realize that what I had done looked something that resembled wings. The gears started turning, Womanspace is all about giving freedom to woman that may be in some rough situations, the flight away from there old life is something that the organization is all about. The circle gives a sense of unity that brings everything together and ties the logo all together from font to design. The color pallet I wanted to stick with the color pallet that they had on their webpage, taking color swatches from a screen shot with there page I incorporated all the colors into the logo keeping the sense of unity once again with the logo. The font that I used I was something bold enough to be read clearly, while keeping the main word WOMANSPACE in a larger font that is the name you want to get across to people, and they would also like to know that it’s a resource center.

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My Response to graphic design as a spectator sport.

Bierut brings up the great point, that graphic designing being a spectators sport, the point that he is trying to make is that change or something new that stands out from the contrary typically sparks up conversation amongst society. Typically outraged about change people find it in their best interest to make that known. He points out that the general public is more engaged now then they were say 50 years ago, they are now more aware of what is going on around them and more compelled to voice their opinions good or bad about the changes being made. People are usually extremely uneasy when it comes to change, just because it removes them from their comfort level.

I find myself compelled in ways to look at something and view it from a designer’s perspective. Bierut thought that average Joes should do the same by being more critical over designs and voicing their opinions unlike his father. However its like musicians, some people are born with that ability to play a piano like Elton john, where someone like myself not so much and I would just rather stay away and not even try since I little knowledge of playing. I believe it is in the best interest of the company to do what they believe is right for themselves. Times are changing and if people can’t accept that then they are stuck in the past wearing their bell-bottoms and turtle necks. People have to adapt to change; I guess you could consider it Social Darwinism within the designing world. People are compelled to say whatever they please in hopes to intimidate, what happened to constructive feed back? or if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say it all. Companies don’t make changes for the sake of changing, they do it to stay modern and with the times to benefit the company in the long run.

kaleidoscope images

scope

 

This image was one of trees and a blue sky off of a boat we were on in mexico, I found it kind of cool because it looked like a reflection of each other. Also looks as though viens that you will see through a brain or the human body.

what does this resemble.

fancy_assign1

In this assignment we were told to take 6 pictures to resemble each word that is listed. The one I like the most had to be the one of my grandmother in a mirror I feel as though showing how she is a little older lady, in the mirror she shows as a little young girl hiding away, I feel as though this leaves a level of interest of the viewer wondering who it might be. The one I felt was my weakest was the one where cooper is playing, I feel as though it could resemble many different words and it doesn’t clearly state playful. I had a difficult time having boundaries around what kind of pictures I could and the level of abstract I should do with each. With that being said I am extremely satisfied with my work that I have done this far.