1. @VhudschNor2

    Chip Kidd Reflection


    I thought the article was interesting, in that it went in-depth into trying to describe design overall. I’d disagree with the author’s statement, “Everything that is not made by nature is designed by someone.” Neanderthals weren’t people, and they designed tools, and birds design nests. His other insights are interesting, …

  2. @sincerelysterls

    Week 6


    Insert more positive and technical prelude…

    This week’s challenge was time and energy: I had to take the “L.” Being in two plays and involved in several clubs and projects has been eating my time. I’m getting exhausted thinking about my 9 AM – 11:30 PM day tomorrow with practically …

  3. @Maeve_ds106

    Graphic Design


    When I first read the Chip Kidd piece I was reminded of my high school Humanities course and where we talked extensively about style and design, especially in regards to art. We even took a trip to the Virginia Fine Arts Museum (if you haven’t been, I highly recommend!).

    I …

  4. @rachelds106

    design reflection


    I want to start out this reflection by saying this book and blog post were both beautifully designed (no pun intended). I especially loved the blog post reading, it was so nice and easy to follow.

    After reading Vignelli Canon’s book, I put way more thought into my designs than …

  5. @HidalgoUmwd

    A Beautiful Nightmare


    I was a bit worried this week when I realized we were working with graphic designing, as I am not blessed within this talent or expertise. Nevertheless, I was eager to gain some more insight on this skill as what I may consider my worst nightmare, the content created by …

  6. @1215007705141780482

    Chip Kidd & Design


    Reading this article about Chip Kidd’s book, Go, really opened my eyes to design. Day to day I walk around and witness so many different designs but I never really questioned it. After reading this article I started looking around my room and asking myself ‘Why was this designed …

  7. @missgoofyxx

    Designing a Decision


    I chuckled when I noticed the kids book listed on this week’s
    weekly assignment post. That’s a wonderful book and I think it’s a great book
    for kids to have because it makes them aware of all the design aspects in the
    things around them. There are fliers, posters, billboards, …

  8. @ymartine4

    Read and Reflect


    One of the big things that stuck out to me after reading the article interviewing designed Chip Kidd was when he said “Whether you realize it or not, most of the decisions you make, every day, are by design” and “Everything that is not made by nature is designed by …

  9. @kvawterds106

    “A Kid’s Guide to Graphic Design” Response


    “It doesn’t occur to most people that everything is designed-that every building and everything they touch in the world is designed,” This quote to start out the article really open my mind to the fact that yes, everything we look at was once designed. The apple logo, a bumper sticker, …

  10. @BegaKayla

    Into the World of Design


    Immediately the Brain Pickings article got me thinking about how everything around me is specifically created. Even if we may not think about it all the time, there is always a reasoning behind the design of a building, a toy, a product, etc. I think about a good coffee mug, …

  11. @lizlynnkondzel

    graphic design is my passion


    so the general vibe that i got from the readings and articles & my minor rabbit-holing is that less tends to be more, and that good designs tends to be somewhat timeless. And I understand this and the appeals of this, especially for brands trying to build brand recognition, but …

  12. @IngrahamAllison

    Reading thoughts


    Click here for the article!

    While reading “A Kid’s Guide to Graphic Design by Iconic Designer Chip Kidd,” I enjoyed learning about how colors are made. Cool colors are bade of blues, greens, grays, and purples. These colors show a sense of the chiller side of the world. Warm colors …

  13. @samprice_ds106

    Design Reflection


    I am very excited for this week. I think I want to be a web designer/graphic designer so this is gonna be a very fun week for me. In some of my other classes I am learning how to more in-depth how to use photoshop and other photo-editing programs so …

  14. @eamds106

    What is Design?


    These two articles were very different from each other, but they were both insightful in their own ways.

    The first article gets really detailed about all of the different aspects that go into design. I can make sense of a lot of them, but I feel like it’s overwhelming. Do …

  15. @MorganNebel

    Designer Thoughts


    The readings this week were very insightful. They made you think a lot about the theory to design and the basic principles. Most people know what is visually appealing in graphic design, but there is so much more to it than colors and shapes. The first section of Vignelli’s book …

  16. @MorganNebel

    Design Blitz


    I had a lot of fun with the design blitz assignment this week! It gave me a chance to look at different things out in the real world (vs the online world) and to consider what makes a good or bad design. Initially I wanted to try to find all …

  17. @MonicaG71488057

    Design Reflection



    The Vignelli Canon by Massimo Vignelli as well as, the Brain Pickings article by Chip Kidd were both very eye-opening reads about design, and how design isn’t just one simple concept. It’s so much more! Design has so many more layers, and topics all intertwined through it!

    I cannot …

  18. @madelinewelsh2

    Design Thoughts


    Out of everything we have read for this class, I have enjoyed A Kid’s Guide to Graphic Design the most. I found it the most well written, the easiest to understand, and the most intriguing.

    Within the first few sentences, my mind was forced to think about things I didn’t …

  19. @carly g

    My Thoughts on Design


    I decided for this post to focus on what I learned from “The Vignelli Cannon”, as that’s the article I learned the most from. Semantics was firstly very interesting to read about. Implementing semantics into your design elements helps more clearly form your ideas, you know what you want to …

  20. @grace-ds106-2019

    Design Thoughts


    Design is everywhere around you in your day to day life. You may not realize it because everything becomes routine to you. For instance, the clothes that you wear, your kitchen appliances, your furniture, and anything else you see or use was designed a particular way. People who design these …

  21. @tlengel2

    What’s Design All About?


    Here is my reflection on “A Kid’s Guide to Graphic Design” by Iconic Designer Chip Kidd.

    After having read this article, all I can say is wow – design is so immensely diverse, creative, and expressive.

    It really rang true to me to hear that EVERYTHING IS DESIGNED. Think about …

  22. @megds106

    This Kidd is Pretty Good


    This is my first time deeply thinking about graphic design. For instance, it never occurred to me that every single manmade thing or building is designed in some way. It made my whole world feel a little bigger. As I sit in this coffee shop writing this post, I’m looking …

  23. @abbcass100

    Thoughts on Design


    Vignelli: I like how Vignelli acknowledges that each person has their own sense of style, but that there are rules that have to be followed within your own sense of style. I thought the point of semantics was one of the most important points. You have to know what you’re …

  24. @jupiter_pop



    ? Yeah, you don’t know my mind
    You don’t know my kind
    Dark ambiguities are part of my design
    Tell the world that I’m falling from the sky
    Dark ambiguities are part of my design ?

    Red Hot Melody Peppers

    It’s Design Week Ds106! I can’t help but feel like …

  25. @yarasaleh68

    My design reflection


    I have learned so much through these articles, more than I originally thought I was going to I usually hate reading articles, but I actually thoroughly enjoyed reading the ones I read this week. I learned things and fell down a rabbit role in Brain Picking‘s article specifically, just …

  26. @butterball_4567

    Design Thoughts


    After reading The Vignelli Cannon by Massimo Vignelli, I learned that design is like communicating. The viewer’s understanding of the meaning or end goal of the design is of most importance because if the audience does not understand the design, then all else fails and nothing else matters. Therefore, design …

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