1. @hawkins10000

    Week 6 Summary

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    So, first thing is first: I love graphic design, so this week was a fun challenge for me. Unfortunately some work on my senior history thesis put a dent in some of the time that I wanted to spend on this week’s assignments, but I still really enjoyed it. The …

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    Design Blitz

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    Typography

     

    I’m a huge sucker for great typography. I love different typefaces and pairing the right ones together. This book cover for Bruce Holsinger’s The Invention of Fire is a fantastic example of good typography. Right away you know the book is probably set in the Middle Ages (the …

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    Abstract Review

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    For this assignment, I watched two episodes of the Netflix series Abstract: The Art of Design, specifically the episodes on graphic design and illustration (which I thought were the most fitting for this week). First, I was surprised to see I’d seen Paula Scher and Christoph Niemann’s work in my …

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    Signature

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    Thanks to yet another great font from dafont.com (this one called Road Rage), I created a signature/inital/monogram logo for my spy character, Roderick Rush. There’s something really cool about a sort of combined signature, like Albrecht Dürer’s. I was looking for a font that conveyed something youthful but visceral, edgy …

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    Ink

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    For this assignment, I had to design a tattoo with at least two design elements included. It’s not the prettiest or cleanest tattoo design in the world, but it works for this assignment. I chose a viking theme for this one. The left side is a bearded axe, one …

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    Create Your Own Cipher

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    NGDIDJTSN PKRNPDOF PUQC TS QNVNJ CUJRPNR CPQ.

     

     

     

    This is the secret message of my own cipher. I used a substitution alphabet keyword cipher. Basically, the way this type of cipher works is where you put your keyword to the first letters of the alphabet, and then …

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    Destination Post Card

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    My Destination Post Card assignment is relatively simple, but I think the design works pretty well for it. I chose a CC-0 image and CC-0 fonts (from pexels.com and dafont.com, two of my favorite resources). It took me a while to find the perfect font to match the image, …

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    Week 5 Summary

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    Well, fellow spies, as you can guess, I’m going to go ahead and say it’s been yet another difficult week. On the other hand, this was very different from anything I’ve done in school before. I had the benefit of having already used Audacity and GarageBand and already having been …

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    Thoughts on Limetown

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    Listening to the Limetown radio show was a pretty interesting experience. I unfortunately had to miss an episode due a class time conflict, but the overall impression I got was positive. The show had pretty excellent quality in terms of production. The audio was all very good quality (although at …

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    Speech to Music

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    For the Remix a Song With Some Speech assignment, I chose a speech made by Senator Ron Paul in 2011 set to free use music by Jon Watts (found at the Free Music Archive). This is one of my favorite speeches ever made. Of course, it’s a controversial speech, …

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