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 […]

Graphic Design

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 […]

Illustration

Clever Illustration of Overthinking

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I feel like this illustration by Anton Pikhorovich is a poignant and hilarious representation of what I feel like many times as a designer with an HSP temperament. Haven’t we all felt at one time or another that our heads were exploding into a giant cloud of fiery fury?

Graphic Design

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.  

Digital Photography 2

Rineke Dijkstra, Time, & Human Change

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I really liked the portrait photography of Rineke Dijkstra and her emphasis on depicting human change through time. Her series entitled Almerisa, which she started in 1994, followed the somewhat annual growth of a 6-year-old girl who was a Bosnian refugee to the Netherlands. I found this especially intriguing because it captured the phenomenon of […]