Faculty Editor | Jason Booher Sometimes you get to work on a project that expands beyond the specific world in which the design problem is set. The jacket for Nick Harkaway’s Angelmaker has been one of those for me. And it allowed me to delve into something I was obsessed with growing up—coded language. I [...]
It’s not easy knowing where you’re going, but whichever way that you are heading, there is always something to see. These photos were taken during the past year; on, of and from various types of transportation. Many were taken on my commute to teach my Graphic Design 1 class. It’s often said that it’s the [...]
DVice One (1), a capabilities brochure/serial publication for Digital Color Concepts designed by Jonathan Gouthier, Chief Creative Director of WITH Creative and a Parsons AAS Graphic Design instructor, is the most recent recipient of PaperSpecs Gallery’s Take Note Award. Earl Gee, partner and creative director at Gee + Chung Design in San Francisco and judge [...]
Here’s another typographic logo for the University of Alabama Press—this one by Advanced Typography student, Elizabeth Johnson. The identity poetically capitalizes on the slogan, song, and book, “Stars Fell on Alabama”. Utilizing a tidy typographic grid, a bold color palette, and three-part graphic system (logo + tagline + image), Elizabeth has created a smart, contemporary, [...]
eBooks have become a major force in the publishing industry. This one-day seminar will explore the lay of the land—competing formats and standards, reading devices, eBook retail outlets—and introduce participants to the tools and techniques available for designing and producing ePub and .mobi (Kindle) files.
gd3 students were asked to redesign the MTA train schedule. they had to use all of the information on the current schedule and create a new, improved schedule. two examples are below: then, after creating a legible, functioning piece, they were asked to reinterpret the schedule with a post-modern twist. the result was exciting and [...]
Katarzyna Gruda, the Director of AAS GD, is participating in the 1st Annual Juried Exhibition at DCCP space in Russell Industrial, Detroit. The show will continue to be on display until October 15, 2011. Curatorial Statement What makes a photograph distinctly contemporary? How do photographers respond to the contemporary world, and how is it [...]
Designers often walk the fine line between being inspired by and stealing design from the past. As a History of Graphic Design teacher I constantly engage students in ways to look to the past to inform their contemporary design. I come down on the side of not directly quoting or using designs whole hog from [...]