prettydeadtrees:

Book trailer for Simon Garfield’s “Just My Type: A Book About Fonts,” designed and directed by Naresh Ramchandani and Michael Bierut at Pentagram.

(Source: simongarfield.com)

aigarisd:

Michael Bierut: Write This DownThis Friday, 9/23 at 6:30 pm  Metcalf Auditorium, Chace CenterRhode Island School of DesignNorth Main Street
Free and open to the public.
Since 1982, graphic designer Michael Bierut has carried a series of notebooks in which he writes incessantly and draws occasionally. These books are, in effect, the diaries of a working life that spans four decades. Michael will give a short talk about what these books mean to him, followed by a conversation with our own Doug Scott.

aigarisd:

Michael Bierut: Write This Down
This Friday, 9/23 at 6:30 pm 
Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center
Rhode Island School of Design
North Main Street

Free and open to the public.

Since 1982, graphic designer Michael Bierut has carried a series of notebooks in which he writes incessantly and draws occasionally. These books are, in effect, the diaries of a working life that spans four decades. Michael will give a short talk about what these books mean to him, followed by a conversation with our own Doug Scott.

sneak peak at my final review! in the process of trying to get my final pieces professionally photographed. will post after that happens :)

Updated package design: hipsters

Decided to go with cans instead of the nice bottles I bought. Getting down and dirty with the hipster in mind. The other bottles may serve as too fussy. Information was taken from the infographic “the evolution of the hipster: 2000 - 2009”

Still not sure how to package these. Possibly just sitting on the shelf and you can buy 1 of each or just 1 or 2, etc.

Last 3 week stretch of school!

Here is my progress on two projects….

firefly: raw restaurant identity

concept: luminous/illuminated

using mrs. eaves typeface, fixed the kerning between the letters, now just need to figure out the color scheme (any input is helpful)

ater visiting iolabs decided i may get my menu done on the wood veneer (the logo at the bottom, scroll down to previous posts of the menu mockup) the center of the menu where the menu items are listed is going to be printed on a heavy vellum paper to reinforce the idea of “illuminated.”

there will be candles in mason jars on the table that will flicker through the menu creating a sense of illumination. also on the table will be an interactive piece. the tablecloth that will be replaced after each customer will have “firefly dots” all over it, the customer will be given crayons in natural colors and they will connect the dots, creating their way of the firefly OR they will be given pieces of sticky yellow circles (not sure how this could happen) and they will stick the dots on the paper and then connect their own way. (need feedback on this also)

also posted up ideas for coasters and a gift certificate.

project 2: Hipsters

concept: mixing

5 mixed drinks (whiskey drinks) labels with cliche names and descriptions of the “hipster” world. the emo, the scenster, etc. made the plaid inside the letterforms smaller upon request after critique a few weeks ago. having a hard time coming up with the packaging aspect… possibly in small tote bags i bought with the accessory that goes along with each botther (stick on mustache, glasses, bandana, etc)



here is my new direction on my small spaces tips called “layers) (originally a publication design but turned into an educational piece.)

the idea for this came from Jason who told me to look at Brian Eno’s “oblique strategies” (amazing by the way!)

i have written out a bunch of tips so far that will go on the back of the cards.
i want the fronts to be neutral with just color, texture, light, pattern to go a long with the layering techniques of interior design.

i showed a few examples a the bottom of what kind of box these would sit in…or they could just be attached by a ring. not positive yet.

Here is my progression with my Firefly RAW Restaurant Identity.
Need to pick out paper choices when we go on our field trip on May 6th.
Thinking of vellum or a rice paper you can see through which will
tie in with my concept of illumination.

Wooden menu is to tie in the idea of it being a RAW restaurant.

Picked up a few different types of wood to bring in for critique.
Need to stain them possibly a gray color to make them look slightly weathered.

Few different options for layout type and the structure of the piece.

Scratched the idea of illustrating the menu due to TRYING and failing horrible at the drawing part…took me a very long time to create a few bad sketches and it just didn’t end up being as elegant as I had hoped. (Also, it was brought to be attention that if the menu is to change weekly it would be quite time consuming to draw up a new menu every week.)

Here is my progress on my Mixers project…with 3 options.

Re-evaluated what I was trying to say about the mustache.
Decided that it has become more about the “trend.”

Designed 3 different directions, my favorite is option 3.

option one: the original with the 5 mustaches relating to 5 different people form different time periods.
option two: found an infographic on the evolution of the hipster. would use plaid background/ or within the type since plaid is huge in the “hipster” scene.

option 3:
Pre-mixed drink where you have to buy all 5 bottles and collect your hipster accessories in order to be the hipster that you arn’t yet! “collect all 5 or you’re not cool!” possibly sticking with the names from the infographic to name the drinks. whiskey and beer are what the hipsters drink so i’m thinking all 5 drinks would be mixed with whiskey.

using avante garde or verlag since they have becaome trendy. avante garde was heavily used in the 60’s and 70’s but has become the go-to font for hipsters and fashion magazines. so i feel that i should go with this one in the end.

the packaging for this is going to be a tote bag.

*crappy JPEGS due to not putting a white background in the original files!!! whoops.*

This was my book cover in Graphic Structures and Systems class: Fall 2009.

Created a back cover and spine for my final portfolio.

Not set on my color yet.

The lines were based off of the structure of the ferris wheel.

*after posting this I already flipped the paragraph on it’s side and ragged right.*

aigarisd:

An exhibition of posters by RISD Continuing Education students on view on the first floor of the Design Center, 30 North Main Street, Providence RI

aigarisd:

An exhibition of posters by RISD Continuing Education students on view on the first floor of the Design Center, 30 North Main Street, Providence RI