Category Archives: Spring 2016 Archive (336)

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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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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Menu Design

The New York restaurant Pera Soho uses a menu that has been designed to have a strong hierarchical structure.  The name and logo of the restaurant is at the very top of the page, suggesting readers should look at that … Continue reading

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Geometric Versus Organic

This campaign sign was used for 2016 Republican candidate Ted Cruz.  When analyzing the logo a little more closely, one might identify it as more geometric than organic.  The shapes in the logo are very similar in angle, size, and … Continue reading

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Point, Line, Plane, and Balance

The very first point the eyes are drawn to on this page is the massive “g” that covers the majority of the page. This element of type functions as point, line, and plane, since it is the focal point on … Continue reading

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Point, Line, Plane, and Balance

Visit Elena Giavaldi’s Website. Visually, when I first looked at this book cover, my eyes were first drawn to all of the lines that extend from the corners and edges of the larger font size letters. These edges and corners … Continue reading

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Point, Line, Plane, and Balance

  I found this poster online. I didn’t read every single line, but I know that it’s about a graphic design website. I thought it looked well-designed, and could be analyzed for this assignment. The first thing that draws your eye … Continue reading

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Point, Line, Place and Balance

As far as line, this piece is mostly made up of lines of text. However, not all of these lines are going the same way, creating an asymmetrical symmetry. The two lines of text stretching diagonally to the upper right-hand … Continue reading

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