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).


You the Designer is a graphic design blog. One of the bloggers, Cadence, posted an article called “7 Tips for Improving Graphic Design Portfolios.” She advised followers to do a few of the these things: make your contact information effortless to locate, make sure your work is up to date, and make your portfolio just one page long.

To read the full blog, go to the following link:

Typography Tips

December 1, 2011

David Airey is a graphic designer and design author. He lives in Ireland and has worked on projects for clients in places such as Canada, England, the Philippines, and Japan. On his website, he posted an article called “Typography Tips For Graphic Design Students.” He saw a list of tips from a magazine and posted what his favorite tips are. View them by checking out the following link:¬†

Graphic Design

November 30, 2011

While on the internet I ran across this poster

I really like this poster. I think it is really eye catching and draws you in. I like how the words are bold and black making them stand out and the graphic on the bottom left is intricate, drawing the viewer in to look more closely, which is the purpose of a poster. Overall the feel of the poster works.

Watermelon Ad

November 30, 2011


This is an advertisement for a farmers market. I thought this was interesting because the way the watermelon was used. Watermelons are common summer fruit as well as a produce that is often found in a farmers market, this helps convey the idea that this is what you want to be eating in the hot summer. The design of the ad is simple but effective.

Banana Boxes

November 30, 2011

A Japanese juice company created a new design for their regularly boring juice boxes.

These boxes look like a folded up banana. This was done as an attempt to convey that the juice inside was “all natural”, and seems to me that they were sucessful. I really love this. The design is unique and really stands out enough that people will notice and want to buy the product. Not only do they have banana shaped boxes, but they have strawberry and coconut ones as well.