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  1. @FCMaisano

    Complex Yet Maybe Not

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    There is a quote commonly attributed to Einstein, though he never actually said it, that goes: “everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler”. I feel like this is what Chip Kidd’s book Go is about. He makes the basis of design seem easier to understand, while not being condescending or dumbing down […]
  2. @KaseyMayer

    Thoughts on Design

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    I actually found this reading very interesting. I knew advertising was more than simple pictures and text but I didn’t realize there were so many different aspects to design. Massimo Vignelli says that the three most important aspects of design are semantic (meaning), syntactic, and […]
  3. @Eric Dorman

    Design thoughts

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    Looking at Vignelli’s book and modern design software it is very clear that many concepts have transitioned well into the age of digital design, especially visual concepts such as contrast and proportion. Vignelli hit many nails on the head and talked about many of the concepts and methods that are used today even though he […]
  4. @Maggieo_13

    Read and Reflect!

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    For this activity I chose to read The Vignelli Canon  and reflect on it.  I began reading the book and one of the first things he wrote in his introduction caught my eye “It is not the formula that prevents good design from happening but lack of knowledge of the complexity of the Design profession.” (Vegnelli […]
  5. @courtkneelane

    Analysis of Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou’s Analyses

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    I really like the way Otsmane-Elhaou analyzes and writes about the pieces of comic he analyzes. For the piece on the Jessica Jones comic, I found it interesting how he talked about how to stop time in movies, books, and comics then goes into focusing on comics. The idea that adding stills of the same scene … Continue reading "Analysis of Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou’s Analyses"
  6. @k8lynclements

    Reflection on Design

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    I had read the Strip Panel Naked reading a few weeks ago because I am in the Design group. It was really interesting to me because I never realized the importance of designing comics. The placement of the comic images and text really are what make the comic, the comic. If comics are not put together in the right way, the story may not be taken the same way. I never realized this because I have never really read a...

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  7. @melseykooring

    Thoughts/Ideas (Week Six):

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    Reflection This week I was asked to read a few articles and write a reflection on how design can advance a story along. I decided to focus on the work of Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. More specifically, his Strip Panel Naked segments. Before looking at his articles, I never consciously focused on design aspects of really anything […]
  8. @ldeitrick

    Fast Forward or Rewind?

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    Design can be used to tell stories a variety of ways, including illustrating inner thoughts, change in mood, action, and even time alteration. In Strip Panel Naked: Negative Space in ‘Jessica Jones’  and Strip Panel Naked: ‘Unstoppable Wasp’ And Dealing With Complicated Layouts , Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou explores the use of design elements to signify the characters …

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