About AIGA

•May 13, 2011 • Leave a Comment

AIGA, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, is an information/guide center for graphic designers. It serves to help advance and enhance graphic works. Information, communication, inspiration, validation, and representation are the five critical functions that AIGA presents to designers. It is a place for research and creating. AIGA looks to help designers achieve their goals of visual communication.

Surrealism

•May 10, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Surrealism is a type of artwork that focuses on the subconcious. It contains unreal and dreamlike qualities.

The False Mirror by Rene Magritte

The Persistence Of Memory by Salvador Dali

Miscellaneous Animals by James Marsh

Assignment 10 | Logos with Business

•May 10, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Business Card

Letterhead

Envelope

The objective of this assignment was to incorporate previously made logos into a business card, letterhead, and envelope.

Assignment 9 | Lettermark and Wordmark

•May 5, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Using illustrator, the objective of this assignment was to create a lettermark and wordmark for two different company names. A lettermark is a type of logo using only an abbreviation of the company. For example the one I created was the HIH, House and Home Insurance. A wordmark is a logo including the whole company/brand name using fonts that relate to its undustry. The one I created was blooms with a flower at the end for Blooms Flower Shoppe.

Hockney Imitation

•May 2, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Computer History | early 20th century

•May 1, 2011 • Leave a Comment
Commodore Pet

Commodore Pet

Lisa Apple Computer

Apple MacIntosh Computer

IBM 5100

Dimensions of the first computer was about 8.5 feet by 3 feet. Clearly this is much larger than say the macbook air today which has dimensions of about .5 inches thick, 12 inches wide, and 8 inches deep. ARPAnet was technically the first internet or the base of internet. The world wide web was first created in 1989. Steve Wozniazk and Steve Jobs are known for the development of the Apple 1 computer in a garage. They both work part time at Apple now and hold a share of its income. Apple’s “Easter Eggs” are hidden messages throughout icons and such in their products. In the next 10 years, I believe computers will continue to advance and become even faster and smarter working than they are now.

David Hockney

•May 1, 2011 • Leave a Comment

David Hockney was born July 9th, 1937 in Bradford, England. He went to Bradford Grammar School, Bradford college of Art, and Royal College of Art. He took part in the British Pop Art movement. Hockney was inspired by Andy Warhol, another Pop artist. He also was interested in photography, cubism, and created photographic collages. Some of his most famous works are A Bigger Splash, Place Furstenberg Paris, Pearlblossom Highway, and many more.