Explore Safely

December 9, 2011

Explore Safely is a poster design by Yuko Shimizu from 2008.  The poster was designed in order to teach young European girls about the importance of safe sex and prevention of the sprad of AIDS.  The piece was first done by hand using Japanese calligraphy strokes and India Ink on water color paper.  From there it was scanned on to a computer and colored using Adobe Photoshop.  I like how instead of having a penis inside the condom, he put a naked lady in it, signifying the protection of the lady from all of the surronding penises.  It’s also interesting to note that all of the penises are pointed directly toward the girl, as if to say all guys want is sex.

 

Iniwoo.net is a website that is great for graphic designers. Some of the things they have to offer are fonts, print ads, photo manipulation tutorials and templates/patterns. You can download free seamless high quality vector art patterns at this site. It’s a great resource for thinking of new ideas and fun tips!

http://iniwoo.net/

Fun Still Life

December 9, 2011

I came across these on stumbleupon. I thought that they were very clever! This would be a fun still life project to do in sculpture. I really enjoy the marshmallow sword fight… good stuff :)

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http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/4hvy77/owni.eu/2010/12/15/still-life-bent-objects/

Packaging Design

December 9, 2011

A great pacakge design can definitely pull a customer into buying a certain product. I found a lot of these designs excellent examples of great packaging layouts. My favorite designs are the Earbudeez Headphones as well as the Kleenex tissue boxes. The designs are clean but extremely creative. I think that it’s smart for companies to invest in a good designer that is able to create innovative designs such as the following!

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http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2nSLEI/www.youthedesigner.com/2010/11/01/30-bizarre-and-creative-packaging-design-examples/

Last South China Tiger

December 9, 2011

 

 

This painting was created by Craig Tracey. He did this for the Save China’s Tigers’ South China Tiger Rewilding project, and in commemoration of SCT’s ten year establishment, as well as the Chinese Year of the Tiger (2010). However, this is not just a painting, it is also body art. The tiger is made up of three women. I think this a very unique “painting” and that Tracey deserves a lot of credit for this work. The first time I viewed this photo is was captioned “can you tell what is weird about this photo?” And I couldn’t find anything. It wasn’t until I was told that it was made up of women that I could actually see them. The photograph is taken at such an angle that the depth of women look like a real tiger. I think body art like this is fascinating and  is very  creative and different. 

http://www.oneonta.edu/home/default.asp

This is the link to the new Oneonta website. Most people have already talked about this and I want to draw attention to it again. the design for this site is made really poorly. The type for the words should not be in that font and should probably not even be a serif font and the color yellow was a very bad choice. In terms of design it is very bad on the eyes and in terms of navigation it is not very easy to figure out.

The Prevention Plan: Cobra

December 8, 2011

I found the concept for this poster very interesting. It was designed for The U.S. Preventive Medicine’s The Prevention Plan. The caption on the poster reads, “Learn your health risks now and they won’t be so scary later.” Whoever designed this poster (I wasn’t able to find out the name of the artist) used typography to make a cobra out of the names of diseases and other health problems (i.e. breast cancer, alcoholism, heart disease, and dementia).

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