Post 6: Street Art

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Graffiti artists choose to communicate in public places at the risk of offending and having their work removed. Obviously this is illegal and therefore branded as an act of vandalism, but if the work is skilful and easy on the eye is it such a crime? There are some ugly walls out there that definitely need a little bit of beauty. Unfortunately not all graffiti is visually pleasing, there are some out there who are disrespectful and artistically challenged.

Tagging; when a child scribbles on your freshly painted wall you certainly don’t feel impressed by it, this is probably how most owners feel when their property has been marked. But without tagging would graffiti have ever eventuated, it is most likely the first step on the road of becoming a graffiti artist.

Tagging was the birth of Graffiti as we know it – REKA

Graffiti artists- social commentators, propaganda artists or vandals?

Please view the film ‘Rash’ and then Post a Response using your own 300 words with 6 relevant images and links on the above statement. Besides murals there are other forms of street arts such as yarn bombing

Refer to the work of any of the artists in the film Rash, the list below or a well known artist/s of your own choice.

Jean-Michel Basquiat . Above. Vhils. Roa. Mentalgassi. Hyuro. SpY. Laguna. Banksy. Beastman. Ron English. Phibs. Ghost Patrol. Miso. Keith Haring. Shepard Fairey. Liqen. Swoon. Zilda. Know Hope. Slinkachu. Phlegm. Blu, Borelloi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graffiti

http://www.everfreshstudio.com/blog/

http://alanbernard.com/mayhem/interviews/interview-reka-one/

http://www.thisisvandalism.com/

http://alanbernard.com/mayhem/

http://au.complex.com/style/2013/10/famous-street-artists/

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POST 5: MUSIC GRAPHICS

“Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.”

David Carson

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Seventy years ago, 23 year old designer, ALEX STEINWESS convinced Columbia’s suits to create the first true album cover. Until then, 78s were sold in generic sleeves.

Please notice that there is the word “smash” on the cover. Below are a list of contributing designers who have made the album cover the art form it is today. Please choose one and make a post of 300 words, 6 images with 6 links

Peter Max, Peter Blake, Jamie Hewlett, Alex Trochut, Andy Warhol, Tom Tomorrow, Ron English, Leif Podhajsky, Tom Walker, Jamie Reid, Storm Thorgerson, Stanley Donwood, Giger, Malcolm Garrett, Alex Grey, Roger Dean, Airside, Hort, Sanna-Annukka, Idris Khan, Jonathan Zawada, Debaser, Peter Saville, Stefan Sagmeister, David Carson, Frank Kozic, Vaughan Oliver, Hypnosis, Shepard Fairey, Mark Ryden

Jamie Hewlett, Alex Trochut, Andy Warhol, Tom Tomorrow, Ron English, Leif Podhajsky, Tom Walker, Jamie Reid, Storm Thorgerson, Stanley Donwood, Giger, Malcolm Garrett, Alex Grey, Roger Dean, Airside, Hort, Sanna-Annukka, Idris Khan, Jonathan Zawada, Debaser, Peter Saville, Stefan Sagmeister, David Carson, Frank Kozic, Vaughan Oliver, Hypnosis, Shepard Fairey, Mark Ryden, Jonathon Barnbrook

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/03/35-beautiful-music-album-covers/
http://sleevage.com/

STORM THORGENSON

LEIF PODHAJSKY

STANLEY DONWOOD

·       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13bFfcqbD9g

MALCOLM GARRETT

·       https://vimeo.com/47648864

ALEX GREY

·       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irMMSWWcyqI

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ROGER DEAN

AIRSIDE

HORT

JONATHAN ZAWADA

PETER SAVILLE

STEFAN_SAGMEISTER

SHEPARD FAIREY

POST 2: TYPOGRAPHERS

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Typography is a beautiful group of letters, not a group of beautiful letters

– Steve Byers

“A typeface is an alphabet in a straightjacket”

– Alan Fletcher

“You can do a good ad without good typography, but you can’t do a great ad without good typography.”

– Herb Lubalin

“Typographical design should perform optically what the speaker creates through voice and gesture of his thoughts.”

– El Lizzitsky

Select one TYPOGRAPHER from list below. Show and tell of their contribution to twentieth century typography. 300 words, 6 images, 6 links and comment on two other student posts.

Jan Tschichold, Jonathan Barnbrook, Luke Lucas, Timba Smits, Alison Carmichael, Nicola Dextras, Gemma Obrien, Marian Bantjes, Elaine Lustig Cohen . Hjarta Smarta , Andrew Byrom, Coffee Made Me Do it, Hort, Vincent Connare, Kris Holmes, Hermann Zapf, Adrian Frutiger, Carol Twombly, Alex Troucht, Max Miedinger, Matthew Carter, Paul Renner, Keetra Dean Dixon, Jessica Hirsch, Wim Crouwel Dominique Falla Louise Filli, Alex trouchet

 

http://ilovetypography.com/

http://typographica.org/

http://justcreative.com/2008/03/02/30-best-font-downloads-for-designers/

http://bloggingbits.com/54-typography-resources-every-designer-should-bookmark/

video content

steven Heller intro

what is typography 2 mins

Lou Dorfsman CBS 3min

Timba smits 3 min 40 sec

alex_troucht Semi Permanent 2008

typomania 3 min 15 sec

gemma obrien 3 min 27

Speikermann 6 min 59 sec

Speikermann_helvetica 2 min 07

Marian Bantjes TED talks 16 min 28 sec

Wim Crowuel 3 min

 

 

Logo Design

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A logo is a graphic mark or emblem commonly used by commercial enterprises, organizations and even individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition. Logos are either purely graphic (symbols/ icons) or are composed of the name of the organization (a logotype or wordmark)

Every big corporation, every large bank and all the major events have something in common: a logo. You can’t do anything if you don’t have an identity so that’s why  logo design is vital to every type of industry.
Who are the most iconic logo designers in history?
Who are the designers and their logos that marked the evolution of our society?
Select a graphic designer from the list below.
Make a post of 300 words with 6 relevant images and 6 links about the Designer and the logos he is reknowned for. Images and links should be relevant to edited text.

  1. Armin Hofmann
  2. Herb Lubalin
  3. Paul Rand
  4. Henry Steiner
  5. Ikko Tanaka
  6. Ken Cato
  7. Alan Fletcher
  8. Abram Games
  9. Clemont Mok
  10. Tom Geismar
  11. Derek Birdsall
  12. Carlo L. Vivarelli
  13. Irma Boom
  14. Raymond Loewy
  15. Michael Wolff
  16. Woody Pirtle
  17. Adrian Frutiger
  18. Robert Brownjohn
  19. Peter Behrens
  20. Ivan Chermayeff
  21. Lindon Leader
  22. Michael Bierut
  23. Saul Bass
  24. Paul Rand
  25. Paula Scher
  26. Anton Stankowski
  27. Michael Wolff
  28. Pentagram
  29. Landor
  30. Meta Design
  31. Saffron Brand Consultants
  32. Happy Cog
  33. The Chase
  34. Wolff Olins
  35. Studio Dumbar
  36. Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
  37. Sagmeister & WalshSome sites worth viewing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgrHFEVJY4w     logorama 16 mins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=N4t3-__3MA0
    A 5 year old perception of logos 2:34
    http://www.logosdesigners.com/  Iconic Logo designers
    http://www.logodesignsource.com/types.html  Types of logo design
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHWlEU8zqUE  Olympic Pictograms Through the Ages 4:02 min
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9M5BQYGGdI hidden messages 6:40min
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttdDGnmDbBw   Rules of Graphic design David Carson 27 mins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3jTSB2ez-g  The Art of Logo Design 6:28