Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Festival is a fictional festival that I came up with for my J459 class, Branding + Content, at the University of Oregon. I took a trip to Cappadocia, Turkey two summers ago and one of my best memories there was a hot air balloon ride that I took at 6 am in the morning.
Alexis Marcou is an illustrator doing freelance work for clients such as Cisco, Hewlett Packard, and Nike. In this post, I am focusing on Marcou’s work for Hewlett Packard, where he created three desktop backgrounds for their brand new 2012 notebooks. The backgrounds had to reflect elements of earth, fire, and water. In his notes, it states that Hewlett Packard wanted a light, faded, and minimal design for the backgrounds. Marcou responded to their request perfectly by creating illustrations that showcase his famous multi-layered approach, where he creates a simple yet visually complex design.
Steve Aoki is the founder of Dim Mak Records, a record label that have launched careers for acts such as Bloc Party and Dada Life. He’s worked as a producer for many years but recently stepped into the limelight himself as an electronic dance music DJ. Aoki gained popularity when he released his debut mix album, Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles in January 2008. The electronic dance music scene embraced his music, style, and energetic presence at shows. He then created an Essential Mix that aired on BBC Radio 1 in August 2008, which solidified his career as a DJ.
Inspireous is a project conceived by my team, Kelsey Dettman, Megan Russell, and I for my Journalism 456 class, The Creative Strategist, at the University of Oregon. Our project is based off the concept that inspiration is all around us and can be found anywhere in any shape or form. What inspires each individual is unique to that individual but the outcome is the same for everyone; it provides a moment of clarity that makes you see something in a different way. Using Twitter as a platform, our team hopes that Inspireous can be thought of as an outlet for individuals to share what inspires them. The submissions will go into a book and will be presented to the rest of our class at the end of the school term.
In the previous post, I focused on Patrick Seymour’s use of line variation to create fantastic character designs. In this post, I will focus on Seymour’s typography creations. It was only normal that Seymour created his own typography for he has a keen eye for detail when it comes to lines and symmetry. In typography, line length, thickness, and spacing matters. Seymour created these wonderful fonts using his skill in line art.
Patrick Seymour is an Illustrator based in Montreal, Canada. His field of expertise are in digital art, illustration, and typography. In this post, I will focus on Seymour’s illustrations, specifically his work involving his ability to play with lines and symmetry to create character designs. Seymour uses a variation of line thickness and curves to create a 3D image that pops out of the digital canvas. Every placement of the line is well thought out and intricate, which transcends beautifully into a finely detailed character design.
Anderson Design Group is an graphic design firm based in Nashville, Tennesee. The founder, Joel Anderson, and his team of designers have been designing for clients such as National Geographic, Golden Books, Universal Studios, Capitol Records and DreamWorks since 1993. Art & Soul of America is a home and office decor print the Anderson Design Group have illustrated and gained wide recognition for. The retro-feel posters of the American cities touch any vintage lovers heart and the great use of typography creates a modern feel.
One of the assignments for my Journalism 456 class, The Creative Strategist, is to keep up with an idea book. An idea book is a way to unleash your inner creativity by drawing your thoughts and inspirations. For my cover, I decided to use a washi paper that I found at the University of Oregon Duck Store. I instantly fell in love with the color and the design and knew I had to use it. I especially love the gold detailing and interesting use of the rectangular shapes. The cover is the first thing people see when looking at a book. The cover is the segway into the rest of my idea book so I wanted to make it special and stand out from the others. As the title, I used my logo with my initials and made it my own.
Influencers is a short documentary film about what influence is and what it means to be an influencer in today’s society. By definition, influence is the ability to impact other people’s behavior, character, and feeling towards a certain issue. Whether it be through art, music, fashion, or sports, influence can be found anywhere. Influencers become influencers because they identify what they like and spread it; they know there is no right or wrong when it comes to taste. Influencers are influenced by everything that is around them and are aware of their surroundings. They are the curious ones who can recognize the next new thing and popularize it.