Graphic Design

Rediscovering The African Aesthetic

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This post is inspired by Saki Mafundikwa’s Ted Talk on Ingenuity and Elegance in Ancient African Alphabets. He specifically hits on the subject of typography in this talk, but his main point that Africa has much to contribute to the world of graphic design is important wisdom to heed for that of the global design world […]

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Magazine Story Layout: Stress + Disease Connection

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The theme of my magazine layout centers on ways to understand and work-through the stress-disease connection, given the reality that many students nationally are experiencing issues with mental health. This could be due to a number of factors including the stress of course work, trouble adjusting the challenges that a new phase of life might […]

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Futura: Type Specimen Poster (Post#4)

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I chose these three type specimen posters of the Futura font mainly because of their minimalist design. Futura is a font based on simplicity, and similarly it appears that these artists attempted to embody this in their compositions. Additionally, the color schemes used in these posters are vibrant and help to catch the viewer’s attention wherever […]

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Futura Through Time

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Futura was originally designed for efficiency, and made from geometric forms. At 90 years old the Futura font is still being used for its efficiency and legibility. Uses of the Futura font range from marketing material to official government purposes.  

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Graphic Design 1: Futura

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I’ve always liked the overall minimalist design of the Futura font-family. It was first presented in 1928 by Paul Renner. Renner happened to be a German type designer (among other things), and was affiliated with the Bahaus movement. He is known for being an influencer in the design of modern typefaces.