Author Archives: Alexa Marie

Layers: Alexa Berg

Layers constitute nearly every element of design. The overlapping components of an image sequence are crucial in how we both read and produce graphic images in the world around us today. With in the advancement in digital technology that we … Continue reading

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Texture: Alexa Berg

When dealing with design elements, textures similarly correspond with its visual function, since texture is what helps us to understand the nature of things. In design, texture can be both physical and virtual. To examine this further, I took a look … Continue reading

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Color: Alexa Berg

The purpose of color in illustration is to differentiate and connect, as well as to highlight and hide. The mixture of different hues and intensities bring modern media to life. We perceive colors in relation to one another, and therefore, … Continue reading

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Time and Motion: Alexa Berg

Time and motion are very important aspects of graphic design, as they convey temporal change in both still and time based media. In the graphic memoir Smile by Raina Telgemeier, the author does a good job of illustrating implied motion within her still … Continue reading

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Scale: Alexa Berg

In design, scales can range from a printed piece as small as a postage stamp to as big as a billboard. No matter the size, your work must have its own sense of scale.  When we think about the meaning behind … Continue reading

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Framing: Alexa Berg

Frames are very important when it comes to design concept. Frames are everywhere and create a condition for understanding an image and according to Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips in their book Graphic Design: The New Basics “bring attention to … Continue reading

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Points, Lines and Planes: Alexa Berg

I took a look at the graphic novel Smile by Raina Telgemeier in the WSU library during Tuesdays class. The novel tells the true story of the authors awkward early years from 6th grade up to high school. The novel did … Continue reading

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Points, Lines and Planes: Alexa Berg

I took a look at the graphic novel Smile by Raina Telgemeier in the WSU library during Tuesdays class. The novel tells the true story of the authors awkward early years from 6th grade up to high school. The novel did … Continue reading

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Formstorming: Alexa Berg

  Lynda Barry’s graphic novel, What It Is, features a series of images (or collages rather) that help to support the idea of formstorming, a term Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips describe as an “act of visual thinking” in Graphic … Continue reading

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