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WSU Art Museum: Alex Hagen

Art covers a broad range of disciplines, and one of the more fascinating genres of art style is depicted in comic books. The defining aspect of comic-style art is its ability to tell a story through a sequence of panels. … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Alex Hagen

Looking through the various documents in the MASC, one that really caught my eye was this typography example I found in the book The Fleuron. I was entranced by the eye-catching and bold forms and shapes, as well as the … Continue reading

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Formstorming: Alex Hagen

The Gee’s Bend quilts are all beautiful and unique examples of formstorming – acts of creativity and visual thinking that result from challenging oneself to overcome basic design problems. By approaching these problems in unique and original ways, artists such as the … Continue reading

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Organic/Geometric: Alex Hagen

I chose this logo for the company “Nordwind Airlines” because of the striking design differences between the Before and After images of the company logo. This is an airliner based in Russia with a fleet of over 20 planes flying … Continue reading

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Color Interaction: Alex Hagen

Color is all around us; nearly everything that we can see or touch has color. Good use of color goes beyond making a composition eye-catching or pretty to look at – designers use color to emphasize, to detract, to highlight, … Continue reading

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Figure/Ground: Alex Hagen

The concept of figure-ground is the relationship between the positive and negative space in art. Our perception of images is determined by the edges of the subjects within them and is thus a very important aspect of graphic design. The concept … Continue reading

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Pattern and Texture: Alex Hagen

Pattern: a pattern is a recurring design formed from points, lines, or planes that form a graphic or image. It can be a subtle design or enhance the overall power of the image with bright colors or textures. In order to … Continue reading

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