In my report i will look at the relationship between interior graphics and visuals and the workplace atmosphere. What makes a comfortable working environment, and how you can create an inspiring space, stimulating work ethic. Graphic styles and the relationship to the type of work that will be undertaken in that environment. Universal do’s and dont’s of interior graphics.
I’m going to look at what some of today’s leading designers think constitutes design, ‘good design’ and terrible design. I want to look at what informs their decisions through the creative process and how design today is different to yesterday.
I’ve done a small amount of research and it seems that discussions about type elicit the strongest views. I have a feeling this is because type as an expressive medium is so restricted designers are forced to make serious intellectual choices about what it means to have a variation in ascender width – sort of like how in the helvetica doc people interpreted the type socially, politically, ethically ect and arrived at completely contradictory viewpoints.
So I’m going to start looking at type design today as an entry point into the broader question of what ideas are underlying design today.
Skateboarding is a mass field for graphic design. Being madly in love with the art myself, i thought this was a perfect opportunity to get more knowledge and understanding of history behind the design graphically, the legends, creators, processing, manufacturing, the whole movement and direction in which its moving. Its a passion, a sector i would love to pursue.
From home made banana boards to intricate dye cut boards
Haroshi, a Japanese artist taking skateboard design to a whole new level. Using the actually skate deck material to create sculptors.
Jonathan Harris is creating interactive information design, telling stories by mapping cyber space with his data research. You can navigate through his many websites and get up to date data that is being constantly scrapped from millions of web sites and blogs. Each time you login you can get a new story.
“Ten by ten” is a visualisation tool which showcases the top 100 words in the news and the 100 photos associated to them. The result is a dynamic dashboard that displays in one screen a mosaic of the key news images for that very hour next to an interactive ordered list of all the most popular words appearing in those news stories.
“We Feel Fine” searches the world’s blog posts for occurrences of the phrases “I feel” and “I am feeling,” revealing emotion and humanity behind what would otherwise be plain old text. This defines a profound new kind of information design: whittling down the world’s 70 million Web sites and blogs into a framed image of humanity. And it does it live, continuously, and autonomously… constantly changing artistic responses to a constantly changing world.
He has also built a website and created info-graphics for Princeton University’s “International Networks Archive”. One main goal of the INA is to develop a new system of mapping our world — one that does not rely on geography, but on more meaningful parameters like access to world markets or communications infrastructure. The first map reconfigures 23 world cities based on travel time between the cities instead of distance. You can click on different cities, and the other world cities will slide to reflect their travel time from the chosen hub.
Harris studied computer science at Princeton University. His work has been featured by CNN, BBC and wired among others. His work has also been exhibited at Le Centre Pompidou (Paris), and at MoMA (New York). He calls himself a storyteller. But he’s also equal parts visual artist, computer scientist, anthropologist, data voyeur, photographer, digital anthropologist, interviewer, and designer.
For my report I have chosen something I have always been interested in, The art of Concert Posters.
I will be researching not only concert posters but graphic design in music, Album cover art, Album promotion, Gig posters and also will be browsing and reporting on artists such as – Frank Kozik, Jim Phillips, Justin Hampton, Jermaine Rogers, Rex Ray, Chris Shaw and Craig Howell just to name a few.
There are so many different styles in this area of Graphic Design more old then new as this art is being taken over by modern technology and is becoming more difficult to communicate in this way, but it is a beautiful art form and many posters are very high-priced collectors items.
I’ve chosen to explore the world of car logo’s and emblems and the history + typography + design used in their development. Starting with the companies themselves (inc; toyota, mazda & nissan). Then onto their racing devisions (Eg; TRD,[toyota], MPS[mazda], & NISMO[nissan] Then finally onto the model emblems and the typography structures used to construct the badges that we all use to tell our cars apart ( eg; supra, silvia, Rx-7, GT-R). And some of the hidden messages that lay within them. Then perhaps dabbling in japanese motorsport subcultures as a representative of where these emblums are at today. Here’s a sneak peak at what’s to come:
It all started with the toilet rolls. I saw that cute TV ad with the wittle doggie going up to kiss his wittle orangutan friend and how they weren’t going to cut down the forests and kill all the orangutans, and after I had smiled at the cuteness of it all, I got a bit cross.
They were stating how green they were by using a sustainable source for toilet roll but they are still wrapping the rolls in plastic. So how green are they really?
So I thought I would look at these products that like to use “green” to sell their products and compare their eco-friendliness. The good companies that focus on everything green, to those companies that like to “roll” with green popularity and dabble in its marketability.
I’ll pick through the supermarket shelves, find the targets to check out and report on how they stack up in environmental greenness, using my own rating scale.
I hope to cover the following areas:
– Car wraps- Decals- Airbrush- Magnets- See through window decals
– Hand painted pin stripes on vintage and rat rods.
I will look at current trends and a little from the past and the future.
The assignment will cover pricing, time,applications, tools needed,
local and international companies, specified files needed, workshop set up
and some crazy, current and futuristic designs.
The final report will be a ten page indesign document and will be laid out
like a car magazine.
My final presentation will be on powerpoint with youtube videos and paper