This post is inspired by Saki Mafundikwa’s Ted Talk on Ingenuity and Elegance in Ancient African Alphabets. He specifically hits on the subject of typography in this talk, but his main point that Africa has much to contribute to the world of graphic design is important wisdom to heed for that of the global design world […]
The theme of my magazine layout centers on ways to understand and work-through the stress-disease connection, given the reality that many students nationally are experiencing issues with mental health. This could be due to a number of factors including the stress of course work, trouble adjusting the challenges that a new phase of life might […]
In talks with many fellow students in college I’ve discovered an interesting phenomenon. Many students are either burned out, in the process of burning out, sleep deprived, or in the worst cases reaching some perceived level of lunacy. This how-to guide aims to illuminate the path of least resistance toward nirvana (that glorious piece of […]
As a child I remember seeing a UFO-like object flying overhead at night as my Dad drove me home from school or soccer practice. I was probably around the age of seven, and I’d actually forgotten about the experience until I was required to think of one for this blog post. At that time in […]
I love the simplicity of Christoph’s Sunday Sketches series of Illustrations that he posts on his Instagram account. I first found out about his work through WIRED’s Abstract documentary series on Netflix.
I feel like this illustration by Anton Pikhorovich is a poignant and hilarious representation of what I feel like many times as a designer with an HSP temperament. Haven’t we all felt at one time or another that our heads were exploding into a giant cloud of fiery fury?
During the month of February I’ve been feasting on WIRED magazine’s Abstract: The Art of Design series on Netflix. The series engagingly covers the lives, art, and perspectives of eight world renowned designers who’ve mastered their respective crafts. My favorite so far has been the interview with Tinker Hatfield who ideated Nike’s Jordan shoes. Apart from […]
Futura is part of the sans-serif typeface class. I chose Futura because visually I’m attracted to the geometric form of this font. Additionally, the humanist characteristics are appealing as well.
Futura was originally designed for efficiency, and made from geometric forms. At 90 years old the Futura font is still being used for its efficiency and legibility. Uses of the Futura font range from marketing material to official government purposes.
I really liked the portrait photography of Rineke Dijkstra and her emphasis on depicting human change through time. Her series entitled Almerisa, which she started in 1994, followed the somewhat annual growth of a 6-year-old girl who was a Bosnian refugee to the Netherlands. I found this especially intriguing because it captured the phenomenon of […]