Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Dieline is EVERYTHING!

I somehow came across this blog and fell in love. Really, I did. It is, and it calls itself the #1 package design website. It is awesome. It features a ton of creative packaging. I know we are working on repackaging for project 5, and this site may help out alot. Here are a few things included on the site...


Friday, October 29, 2010

I Can't Find My Phone!


I stumbled across this site and thought it was too funny. Go to and try it out. It's safe. I promise.

Oil from BP Oil Spill Used in Design

I saw this on and thought it was very interesting. Apparently, designer Anthony Burrill collected oil from the Gulf Coast and used it to create a very clever poster. He worked with Purple Monkey Design, a design firm in New Orleans, to create 200 limited edition screen posters.

I know you guys want to see the results. Check it out below.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Words I like...

For show and tell this week, I had to make a list of words I like. Ok, here they are:
  • chocolate
  • mango
  • misty
  • moose
  • google
  • barter
  • cougar
  • audacity
  • dash
  • what
  • wack
  • tangy
Interesting list, I know. Most of these words are listed because I like how they sound. What and wack are words I say on a daily basis. Oh, but what has extra emphasis on it everytime I say. I just felt the need to explain that.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

AIGA: Student Membership $50!!

I heard through the grapevine that design students are able to join the AIGA for on $50 through October 31, 2010. YOU BETTER HOP ON THAT! That is all.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Typeface: The Movie

Typeface has its own movie guys! That's right! It is a film directed by Justine Nagan, who is the executive director at Kartemquin Films. The film is based on the Hamilton Wood Print Museun and Print Shop located in Wisconsin. To sum it up, the film focuses on American typography and graphic design. The link to check out the site is

From what I can see, there are no viewings in the MD/DC/VA region anytime soon (unless we missed it), but there is an option to request a viewing. Check out the site, which is really cool. And it has lots of pics too. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Campaign Design- Valspar Paint "09

I came across this Valspar paint campaign from 2009. It caught my eye because it is different from the current print campaign I have recently been seeing (the big block of paint that matches different scenery). Although it is different, it does do a great job of demonstrating how good of quality their paint is. It is simply a colorless item that has been dipped in to the Valspar paint can and now appears more vibrant and full of life. Hey, I'm sold.

More examples of this campaign is below:

Yeah, I am sold. :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

7 things you NEVER need to take photos of...

I came across this site that has a funny cartoon describing what people shouldn't take photos of... Here is a little taste.

If you like this one, check out the rest. I thought it was funny. I think you might too.

Redesigning LOGOS

I was so not aware of the new GAP logo, and now I understand why. The company reverted back to the original logo in less than a week after a huge backlash of criticism from designers and consumers. That is actually hilarious to me. I understand that companies desire to create a new brand image after a while, but I wonder if they realize that most people do not like change. It's not an easy task to successfuly change a logo after consumers have seen and breathed it for over twenty years. People recognize logos, and if companies take away what is familiar to them, well, expect craziness. I'm just sayin'.

A classmate from my typography class posted a link of logo redesign disasters. Take a look and enjoy!

Nice CONCEPT Design

I found this ad in the October 2010 issue of Cosmo. It grabbed my attention because of the lovely diamonds (you know what they say). I really found it interesting because of the platinum honey comb covered with real honey and how the rings are connected to it. I honestly don't know the intended concept of this design, but I thought of three that I think fits the ad just fine.

1. Tacori platinum diamonds are as sweet as honey.
2. Buy Tacori platinum diamonds for your honey.
3. ?

I guess I just thought of two concepts :).

Had to post after all these MONTHS!

I decided to post this ad because I think this Yoplait Parfait looks mighty scrumptious. I come across this ad about twice a month as I clip out coupons, and everytime, I stop clipping and take about 2 minutes to admire the parfait. I also admire the raspberries and chocolate that are falling into it. Just delightful... sigh.