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DESIGN READING: Joshua Foer’s book Moonwalking with Einstein describes his stumble into the weird world of memory mastery. What began as a casual interest rapidly sucks him into an existential crisis. The more intrigued he becomes, the more stumped he is: “I didn’t have a clue how my own memory worked,” he says. Foer finds himself shadowing memory champions and chatting with neuroscientists, who, eager to persuade, turn him into the subject of numerous psychological and intellectual tests. He hears repeatedly, “Anyone can do it. It’s memorization. It just takes practice.” So he dives in, emerging one year later in the finals of the USA Memory Championship.What I found most interesting about Moonwalking with Einstein is how quickly we all dismiss our “half functioning” memory. I wonder what our profession would look like if we began to explore the full capacity of our memories, especially since a designer’s work is always referential. Are we aware of these points of inspiration? What role does memory play in the design process? And if “our memories are indeed improvable,” should we be spending more time on improvement?
I am a senior design student graduating in May, and for my final portfolio class, the professor is requiring us to print 100 letterhead and 100 envelopes of our identity for the final project.
We, as a class, find this to be excessive, and wanted to get the feedback of the professional design community.
Is 100 of each excessive, since as emerging designers we are most likely to change out identity in a short timeframe, or should we just suck it up and waste the paper and money?
What is the general opinion of fiverr?
I'm a student designer. What is the average time that you spend researching/sketching for logo concepts?
Does anyone have an opinon on whether student designers who are creating a personal identity for themselves should come up with a logo or logomark or just stick with a simple rendering of their name to put on their portfolio and identity package materials?
I am currently trying to develop my visual identity.
This piece was shown at "Untitled" in Miami last year, and it was truly mesmerizing. Technically, it was quite a feat, with perfectly-even backlit panels of slowly changing colored light. The reflections were so eerily monochromatic, and the interaction of colors was so pure. As a lighting designer I was...
Presenting Sponsor: Adobe
Punk rock was Pablo Medina's first
taste of graphic design: “All these symbols and logos and stenciled
typography. I was mesmerized by it.” Today he runs his studio, Cubanica, teaches typography and communication
design to undergraduate students at Parsons the New School for
Design, and has gotten
into filmmaking, too.
Section: Inspiration -
Design Journeys, graphic design, title design, typography, diversity, education, design educators, students
Attendees will be invited to pick up a pen and create simple shapes, swirls, pictures and numbers that will be reproduced as color-in postcards for Peach’s Pen-Pal Project for Peach's Neet Feet.
Section: Events and Competitions
Publication Designer/EditorChrist Church Cathedral
Houston, TexasFebruary 5 2015
Excellent typographic design by Noel Shiveley for Global Art & Design Project!
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