Tuesday, March 23, 2010

NEW LOGO WITH 2010 (REV.03-23-2010)


I have added the "2010" part to the logo. Please discard any old logos and use the new ones found in the graphics folder here:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Current Model

Here are the photos that I took of Austin's model in class. This is the model that we are currently working with.

Side with no shelf:


Side with shelf:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Submissions Poster

This will be revised shortly to follow Alfred's grid, and later on with the proper san-serif font (since the version I have isn't windows-friendly). It's also really strong, because of the b&w and the very visible grid. I'm going to try to soften it or pull it back a little, either with a background or knocking out more cells (possibly replacing them with some of the photos Mary uploaded).



I don't have the logos yet, so I just put text as a placeholder. Impulse makes me think of lights, and pulsating colors, but I'm not sure this photo shows that, so feedback would be love. :)

Poster for Entries

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

As you can see we’ve been playing catch up for a better part of the shows schedule. With spring break coming and most people leaving the area we need to push now to have that buffer of dead time. Let's get back up on track.
Here's the posters. Same idea. You can really see the line vibration in these ones. Wasn't sure about the text placement (and if I got all necessary info on there). But there are two slight variations. Let me know what you think.

Hey guys, I was messing around with line patterns in class yesterday for postcards and posters (posters on next post), but came up with a nice visual that really shows rhythm. Thought it was interesting...maybe too much line usage, or maybe the idea could be pushed more? Feedback would be cool, or we could chat in class. I heard Pino saying the front of the postcard needed to have more to it than just the logo, so I actually did the posters first then applied it to the postcard. Just an idea.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

final postcard and CFE email version

What do you think? TELL US NOW!!!

post card ideations

Postcard updated

the left is the front and the right is the back..
I saved it as high quality as Mary asked...
Feedback please!
xoxo Jewel


Some Ideas!

historical dai images

I've put up some scanned images:

structures idea

some structures ideas on display, the digital media center and some signage to go with. Further explanation in class...

Monday, March 15, 2010

IN P U L S E Postcard

This is a postcard layout idea for the show. I used imagery of a jelly fish to represent the motion of "pulsating". I then layered the same image to create a blur effect.

I know we were specifically advised to not alter the colors on the gradient bar of the logo but on the front cover I knocked it out all together because it looked cleaner than using the color or b&w logo. I also masked the imagery in the back logo so the postcard would tie together. If this is a problem I can swap in the color logo.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

West Office

I wasn't able to make it for this field trip, however, based on the West Office website it seems to me there are drastic differences between Mauk's firm and West Office's. The first thing I noticed are the clients West Office has worked for. There is a trend of permanence with the types of exhibits they work on, such as the Discovery Museum at the World Forestry Center and the Saudi Aramco Exhibit Center. Many of the exhibits also tend to have the element of interactivity, especially with children.

The virtual tour of the the office space shows ample workspace, a lovely wall library, lots of desks, plenty of natural light, and a mystery upstairs area (the virtual tour doesn't cover the upper level).

Friday, March 12, 2010

structures idea

Here is a quick rhino model inspired by Matt's A-frame idea. Fishing line with buttons on either end can slide back and forth using the slits on the top and bottom. A bigger cut-out on the top key could be used for those long florescent tube lights.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mauk Design

Mauk Design!

The trip to Mauk Design was very inspiring for me. Seeing how professional and organized the company was incredible. I loved the most how it was a small group, and they were able to work on their own and in a quiet environment. I was inspired the most by their little workshop in the back. They had all the tools they needed in a tiny room, and it seemed very peaceful.
I was however dissapointed in the presentation. I was looking forward to seeing more of their deisgns and projects they did over the years. If they did indeed do about six projects every 6 months, then they should have showed us much more stuff. Oh wells. Maybe next time!


I thought going the Direct and Simple point would be most effective.
Feedback is greatly appreciated!
xoxo Jewels


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

mauk design

The trip to Mauk design was very interesting and informal. I know nothing about exhibit design so seeing their different projects for companies like McDonalds and playstation I found it to be very inspirational. I love the saying that Mitchell told the class that great designers can design anything for me that is something that us designers should look to in our designs. I also found that one of their smaller project was my favorite and that was the design for adobe. It was just a window fixture but for me I understood what they were going for and I thought it was really smart to use the colors from the color guide to me that represented Adobe.