Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Recent photography

A cross section of recent student work. r

100% lego

Junior design student Clay Doss got bored over Christmas break and turned his creativity to Lego. He is currently building a Lego powered grandfather clock in his dorm room. r

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Girls hang out on myspace, boys play video games

So I just had these two girls in my office and mySpace came up in the conversation. I told them someone had created a myspace for the department and "be my friend" requests emails came to me but I did not have the user name or password to deny or accept. I commented that 95% of the requests came from female names and they made the statement that girls hang out on myspace, but boys do other stuff like play video games. This brought to mind the following posters that a design student (male) created last semester. r

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

It is everywhere

Visual communication is everywhere, touching everything we do, everything we see, everything we buy: we see it on billboards and in Bibles, on taxi receipts and on websites, on birth certificates and on gift certificates, on the folded circulars inside jars of aspirin and on the thick pages of children’s chubby board books.

It is the boldly directional arrows on street signs and the blurred, frenetic typography on the title sequence to E.R. It is the bright green logo for the New York Jets and the monochromatic front page of the Wall Street Journal. It is hang-tags in clothing stores, postage stamps and food packaging, fascist propaganda posters and brainless junk mail.

As creative individuals our walls are often plastered with visual inspiration
. The following are pictures of student spaces. Do something kind today. r

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I wander

I wandered through the painting studio this morning and here is what I found. r

Friday, February 08, 2008

Designers treat you right


Screen printing test sheets can make for sweet visuals. r

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Media Matters

A BFA design student created this poster series to raise awareness on the power and influence of the media. r