Monday, November 12, 2012

-The crowd pressed forward on Tuesday night to watch the soldering contest as it entered its final stages. A dozen men, gripping hot irons, sweated over circuit boards
Their goal: win a race to assemble a primitive remote control. The prize: a lump of clear resin embedded with flashing blue L.E.D.s.
-Something new is happening in the Silicon Alley night. A decade ago, a typical party for New York techies would be held at a glitzy club to celebrate the start of a Web site. There might be minor celebrities, go-go dancers, an open bar and pricey giveaways all to build brand-awareness, which, it was believed, would somehow, someday, lead to profitability.
-The dress was informal with men in T-shirts and loose pants and women in the same or in casual summer dresses. A doorman was on hand only to check identification, not to collect a cover charge or to wield a velvet rope.
-At that meetup, after a quick mingle and drinks from the cash bar, the crowd of about 200 sat under the disco ball to join a town hall discussion on the future of Web video.
A new movement has come along " A new way of Partying"

Friday, November 9, 2012

Live Blog notes 11/09/12`

Illustarting a point one at a time viually
People remember it better that way

Pecha Kucha -
 20 slides
 20 seconds a peice
Japense word for Chatter

you will compose within a specific genre/milleau
you will organize your composition
storyboard via Note Cards or table or slides
rhetoical incorporation of images
build the gitial presentation

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


This is when things are grouped together and they are related. When things are not organized and grouped together it can be confusing and lack unity. This organization can over power color.

Alignment helps organize design also. It makes things more uniform and cohesive. What you are trying to convey will be stronger with alignment- like a year book. Alignment has implied and actual lines.
"Repeat some aspect of the design throughout the entire piece."
This can used in color, alignment, or an element that repeats.
this makes things stand out from one another

dark vs. light
thick vs. thin
tall vs. short

Monday, October 29, 2012

Real or Fake?

About 99.9 % of all photos in Magazines have been photo shopped
-you can take 10 years off in a picture.
Even leads up to eating disorders.
Its not really who you are, they are transforming you into something your not.
Being about to take off blemishes and sun spots
Changing the way your body even looks. (weight and even body mass)

I think there should be a warning label on all touched up photos.
They are portraying this image or idea or someone that isnt necessarily true.

(Evolution) Live Blog - October 28, 2012

Dove Model Advertisement

Everything is not what it seems
Alot of photoshop being doing.
Cropping and editing can completely change the content of a picture.
 Ordinary to Extraordinary.
Normal to Barbie
Media portrays and ideal image for society.

Monday, September 24, 2012

An ad that contains consistency repetition alignment and proximity. I love the  creativity of this ad  its different and i love how it starts huge and ends small. Like the picture could go on forever. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Comfortable or Lazy?

Chris Anderson's comic The Long Tail, has shown us how much our world has evolved and changed in the past thirty years. In todays society there is not a thing that we can not find on the web. Movies, music, information for school, absolutely anything, we can find on the Internet. Back in the day people where only given a couple options and they had to live with what they were given. Instead of bringing people to the tv shows and music, it is now brought to us with just a click. Music on the internet has become so personalized that instead of having someone pick the music you listen to, we now can not only download music for free, but choose just exactly what we want to listen to and when. It may be comfortable and easy now, but is it helping us? I am not complaining whatsoever, but what exactly is it doing for us as a society? Making us lazy? Dependent on a computer or smartphone for everything. Imagine what life will be another 30 years from now.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

We Use to Wait

The first thing that comes to mind is a sense of love or comfort in the mail. Either he was waiting on someone to send him something very important or the fact that he was waiting to hear back from a lover or past girlfriend or anything. Repeating how times have changed and he has found himself so far away from where he use to be. Almost as if he has lost himself or lost his way back to what was familiar.