LOGO DESIGN – THE ASCENT: OPERATION EVEREST (By: Brian Goulet)
I really liked Brian’s post because of how much he focused on simplicity. He designed one simple image to go along with all of his assignments for the week. I like how he plans to bring everything together through one simple design. This inspired me to focus on the little things instead of just always going for the big picture. Good job Brian!
Here’s the original post.
And here’s the inspiration post.
This post really inspired me because of the first statement that opens the post. “We’re reaching a time in our lives where where professionalism is key.” It’s really hit me recently that I’m growing up really quick and reading this was just another reminder. I really like how Brian said how he did it with Photoshop because having a business card is really great and knowing how to make one is helpful. Great job Brian!
I really loved this post because it made me think about the differences between digital and non-digital art. I’ve gotten very wrapped up in making everything digital and haven’t been paying attention to the things that I can physically touch and see around me. I love that this class has opened my mind to be more creative, but I need to remember that creativty comes in all different mediums. This was a really great post by Kathy that ground me. Great job!
Places I’ve been this week:
The first piece of work I put on in[spire] is titled “Emotions Through Sound” and was done by Shannon Grubbs. I really liked how Shannon did this because the sounds she used are really everyday sounds. It’s so easy to get caught up in the cyclic routine of life and forget the little things surrounding us that are full of joy. This compilation of sounds really made me think about how I take a lot of things in my life for granted.
This inspired me to find simple joys in my day. It’s not always easy to do, but it’s important to not forget! Good work Shannon (:
I like the idea of having us comment more. It’s easy to say you like something, but it can get tricky when someone asks the “why?” I think commenting has definitely made me get more creative, whether it be interpreting someone else’s work or thinking about how I could branch off of it. These are a few places I’ve been in the web world of DS106 this week:
There’s been so much great work going on in this class! I definitely recommend checking out the stuff I have listed below. Here are some of the places that I’ve been commenting this week:
An assignment this week was to spend time thinking about copyright and the initiative of Creative Commons. Here are my thoughts:
Something really interesting that I read about from all of the articles was the fair use act. I really liked how they discussed what exactly is “fair” and the ethical meaning behind it in this article. Since not everyone has the same meaning of “fair” this is a pretty hard concept to understand. It takes a lot of open-mindedness and understanding of someone else’s views. There’s a lot of disconnect between what’s fair use and what’s not. With all of that being said, I think the idea of “fair use” is a really great idea. I view it as free publicity for the owner of the copyright. This is great because it allows for people to get their creative work out to the public. What’s the use of creating something if you’re the only one who’s going to see it?
According to this site, “Creative Commons allows copyright owners to release some of those rights while retaining others, with the goal of increasing access to and sharing of intellectual property.” I took this statement as pretty much meaning that you choose exactly how you want your work to be used or manipulated by others. The only thing that I have against this concept is the tiny details that I’m sure a lot of people get very tied up in. Kind of back to the idea in “fair use” when it comes to the debate of what “fair” really means.
For myself, I don’t really mind if people use my creative work or not. Of course like anyone else, I would want credit for my work, but I only want to create things if they can be shared with others. Also, if I can inspire someone to create anything based off of something I made, it would be 100% worth it to share my work with the public.
This week we had to watch one of three possible movies. I decided to watch “Double Indemnity” by Billy Wilder. Here are the questions we were given to consider while watching:
How does space help frame the design and style of noir in these films?
What design elements of noir are not specific to a particular time and place?
The spacing used throughout the film reminds me a lot of all the options given to us for the Design Blitz. I think the most important element used in this movie that was discussed is the “Use of Space.” I think that the use of space in this movie was essential to helping build the story. I learned in the Vignelli article that design must be thought out and done intellectually and it is definitely shown in this movie. The use of space is minimal in some situations which makes it very apparent. The use of a wide screen also includes a lot of space to create a good picture of what’s going on.
The “use of space” concept is an element that is not specific to a particular time or place. I think it’s interesting to look at the element as it changes over time periods though. In the 1940s it’s very different just because of the objects that are in the movie. But compared to other noir pieces, the use of space is consistent throughout the genre.