Saturday, 22 October 2011

Study Task 2 - What Is Graphic Design - Part 1 (answers)

Identify 5 examples of Graphic Design appearing in different contexts:

1. Banksy – Ronald McDonald and Mickey Mouse. The concept of this visual poster is rally strong and effective. Though there are no words used in this piece, but the visuals say what it needs to be said. Two largest company icons dragging the child along their  sides who looks in pain. 

2. Saul Bass poster 'Anatomy of murder'.Simple, clever and creative. It all that needs t be said. Represents the movie really well. 

3.Danny Sangra. Analyses the gender and uses drawing to give that special 'touch' to the picture. 

   4. Ramona Todoca - beyond the edge. A 3D typographical sculptural piece. 

5. By 'Bang Bang' identity.

Identify 5 examples of Graphic Design performing different functions:

1. Identity
Deskidea is an office supplies e-commerce business with one main aim: to get a major sense of simplicity from the very first purchase from their website until the receipt of the material in your office.
The brand identity was designed to boost this simplicity value and the graphic solution came from the name itself, Deskidea. The idea was to convey its value using basic office objects, with the pencil taking lead role.
The different corporate applications are based on the pencil as a symbol, operating by itself or embedded within the identity.

2. Book. author: unknown
3. Re-branding to prove a point or uncover the truth.
"Brand Wars: Jedi vs. Sith" by Barn Bocock aka HtCRU / HtCRU

4. To promote. The Decemberists London Concert Poster by Mike King 

 5. To entertain. This is an ongoing personal project. Created with Luxology Modo and based on my characters. By Teodoru Badu.

Identify 5 examples of Graphic Design delivering different types of messages:

 1. Educational. Brockhaus Horizonte Encyclopedia Infographics

 2. Informational

 3. Political. Shepard Fairey. Obama campaign. 

4 Questioning the audience. by Adbusters.

 5. Social problems.

For as long as I can remember, at least ten years back, I have admired the work of Luba Lukova, with its restrained one- and two-color palettes and poignantly simple illustrations. I have always seen the work in books or online, small and only fractionally representative of the impact its bigger brethren have. With Social Justice 2008, a 21.5-inch by 14.5-inch portfolio of twelve, unbound posters by Lukova, published by Clay & Gold Editions, her work is given a second life — both as artifacts that once already existed and by assigning each with a concept, notion or social issue that is intimately tied with our current state of affairs.

Identify 5 examples of Graphic Design produced using different media:

 1. Wood. by Sophie Wilson.


 New book designed by DED. 'VITAL' - A collection of essays, memories and photographs that celebrate international Chinese live artists focusing on the Vital Festivals organised by Chinese Arts Centre. A lovely multi-stocked book to be viewed as a scrap-book on Chinese Live Art.

7 different paper stocks, special inks and a do-it-yourself diecut cover make this a beautiful piece of print.


We recently launched a project called "This is What Matters to Me", a cause-inspired collaboration between 9 designers from around the globe, each
supporting a cause/organization personally significant to them.

The aim of the project was to bring focus to a few lesser known causes via limited edition prints. Each shirt is limited to an edition of 150.

Contributors include Non-Format, No Pattern, Mario Hugo, Keetra Dean-Dixon, Emil Kozak, Gary Fernandez, Grandpeople, Marta Cerda Alimbau, and myself.

 4. Wall paper

Be the envy of all your friends with these tall silver birch trees wall stickers, designed to fill a whole wall. They come individually so you can spread them out on a wall or even all around the house! The trees stretch from floor to ceiling and are ideal for spaces such as living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens, hall ways and even outside. The pack contains 6x silver birch trees, each one measuring 240cm high and together are 3.5 m wide and 5x birds measuring roughly 28cm x 20cm.
These Wall stickers are really popular and are a great way to bring a quirky focal point to the room.

All Vinyl Impression wall decals/stickers are precision cut from our high grade low-tac removable self adhesive vinyl in the colour and direction of your choice. Supplied with detailed fitting instructions and pre-applied application tape to ensure transfer is made in no time, correctly and with ease.

If you need a smaller or larger size then just send us a convo for pricing and we will be happy to list it for you.

The decals can be reversed/mirrored. Just mention it in the message to seller section of checkout. Read Less
5. Web-design, mobile apps 

A redesign of the standard iPhone app icons. In different sizes so you can see more information like messages right from the home screen.
In a retro pixel '8-bit' style 

 Identify 5 examples of Graphic Design produced at different scales:

1. A0 (1682 x 1189 mm) Poster by Peter Tarka

2. Wall paper by Bruce Mau. 

General Electric (GE) is a global infrastructure, finance and media company serving customers in more than 100 countries with nearly 300,000 employees, taking on today’s toughest challenges. From everyday light bulbs to fuel cell technology, to cleaner, more efficient jet engines, GE has continually shaped our world with groundbreaking innovations for over 130 years. GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works.
BMD is collaborating with GE to bring the GE Works brand platform to life in GE’s corporate, research and manufacturing facilities. Focusing on high-impact opportunities, we are developing environmental expressions of the brand that are integrated with the existing architectures and functions of each facility, connecting employees and visitors with the core of the four pillars.

We have created a system that is flexible in scale, budget and content., featuring 3D crops of the famous GE monogram, large-scale wall graphics, sculptural elements, digital displays and pillar messaging.
Starting with the GE’s global corporate headquarters in Fairfield, CT, we have been engaged in designing and implementing at flagship sites across the US and around the world, and continue to work with GE on additional locations.
3. business card (49mm x 87mm) by William Branton

4. Album cover (300x250mm)  by Martin Stousland
 Monteé - Rendition of you
  • Oslo based popgroup Monteé released their second album rendition of you in april 2011. The idea was to create a modern version of Miles Davis classic bitches brew, that was more maximalistic than  minimalistic, but with use of forest elements that the band had used on earlier artwork. All the photos was illustrated, and beside the vinyl edition, the cd version has been produced and other merchandises such as t-shirts, totebags, backdrops etc.

    Design: Christian Bielke & Martin Stousland
    Illustration: Ingri HaraldsenDocumentation photo: Henrik Beck Kæmpe
5. A magazine/news-print (750 x 600 mm)

Thursday, 6 October 2011

PPP1 (task 3) group research/decisions


  • CD packaging/music advertising 
  • Tourist/Direction signs
  • Branding/Fast food
  • Text books
  • Venues/music
  • collecting things 
  • taking pictures
  • browsing the internet
  • visiting places and reflecting things on your blog
  • reading and reflecting
  • organisation
  • variety
  • depth of analyses
  • quantity
  • feedback/reaction to feedback