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  1. @Tillysisland

    Feeling Like A Kidd Again

    Right off the bat this article caught my attention because of how it immediately brings up a fascinating point that most people probably don’t think about. We often fail to recognize that everything around us is designed and has principles and thought put behind it. This doesn’t just mean posters
  2. @CeliaSdigitally

    Thinking About Design…

    Design is something that I find interesting. The word design is so broad because it applies to many different things – like interior design, web design, clothing design, organizational design. Essentially, design is a part of everyday life and influences the world around us. Speaking more directly about design in context to this course, I … Continue reading Thinking About Design…
  3. @Bendire Thrasher

    Maria Popova Does The Unimaginable

    The extent of my design knowledge is pretty much just me saying “oh, that looks like a sick album cover” at any picture anyone takes that looks like it could be a sick album cover. I’ve never really designed anything. Though I have heard many blanket requests for various club t-shirt designs, I usually left […]
  4. @JHolburd

    Design Is the Gift of Sense

    Thinking about the importance of good design, it is important because it helps us make sense of our world. It creates linkages for us. James Verdesoto distilled movie poster design down by color themes and use of negative space and wow, it became so obvious how I’ve been personally influenced by design.  Actually, it’s been […]
  5. @wade_764

    Design Decisions Rock!

    Man, where to start? That was a lot of information! The video posted by Vanity Fair had so many great ideas. I was amazed when the presenter showed so many posters of similar design, and he provided great details into how the movie poster’s messages are conveyed to the viewer. I appreciate the consideration he talks about with complimentary colors. When using contrasting colors, you can use neutral colors to draw the viewer’s attention to a specific subject. His example of this was the Star Wars poster. Color plays a massive role in visual imagery. From pg 78 of The Vignelli…
  6. @skyler0455

    design thoughts

    This article really got me thinking about how much of what I see on a day to day basis has been designed by someone, like street signs, posters, food packaging, etc. It’s something that can easily be overlooked. People put their creativity and effort into designing these common things around us. I also thought it […]
  7. @PabloMccrimmon


    I took a “Graphic Arts” course all four years of high school with a wonderful and passionate teacher (Mr. Erik Leise) who adamantly rejected the name “Graphic Arts” because in reality it was focused on Design. My work fluctuated in quality over the course of my tenor as his student, likely because I was too […]
  8. @HumIsDum

    What I Learned in Design School is…

    by Thomas Pulsifer Despite having always possessed a passion for graphic design, I’d never truly considered the thought that goes into it. Typically, when designing a visual piece, I simply go with whatever feels creative and looks good. However, so much more goes into professional graphic design. In his book, Go: A Kidd’s Guide toContinue reading "What I Learned in Design School is…"
  9. @KendraB999

    Design Thoughts

    After reading the “The Vignelli Canon” short booklet, I learned many things about design, but the main idea was that design can be done in many different forms of art. This can be color, textures, typefaces, and images. I liked how this booklet sheds light on, different forms of design like through a grid, scale, […]
  10. @MasonOberle

    Thoughts about Design

    Reviewing the materials on design helped me understand a lot about what goes into creating appealing advertisements. I had noticed some of the film poster tropes that were described in the Vanity Fair video, but the presenter’s breakdown of each genre really helped me understand them better, and the examples shown did a good job […]
  11. @mgedney

    design thoughts

    When looking at the “Brain Pickings” articles and Chip Kidd’s article about his children’s book, I learned a great deal about how to correctly design my assignments this week. But I also learned about what graphic design is. In the past, I had always thought it was associated with deliberately
  12. @josephineds106

    Everything not made by nature

    Design is everywhere. Every little thing has some sort of look to it. In reading the assigned articles, I am starting to see more and more how design plays a role. Apps have designs, websites, food, clothes…..! “Everything not made by nature” as said in Kidd’s book. Figuring out what something’s design should be can… Continue reading Everything not made by nature

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