Discover Your Typographic Superpower

This week, we discussed typography in design. Last week, actually, Adobe released an interactive web game called “Discover your Typographic Superpower.” This game uses Adobe fonts and the different font tags where the user then has to apply different fonts in that tag to a real world situation. The concept and story for the game…

Architectural Gifs Restore Damaged Cultural Sites Around the World

This week in class we began our discussions of GIFs. This article caught my eye that talks about animated series of GIFs that restore famous ancient landmarks from around the world. These short clips digitally re build the sites to show what they’d look like had they not been damaged and decayed over time. This…

Icons Reimagined in the Age of Coronavirus

Since we have been talking a lot about icon design in the last week, I found this blog post to be eye catching. There have been many new art projects being made in response to the pandemic. But despite it being such an unsettling and uncertain time, designers are responding with strong messages of hope,…

Color-Changing Ink Turns Clothes into Giant Chemical Sensors

Since we are focusing on speculative design, I found this product that was developed by a lab at Tufts University that is both futuristic and solves a problem relevant to us now and in the future. This color-changing ink could aid in health and environment monitoring, for example, allowing clothing that switches hues when exposed…

A SCENT Essential Oils

As we have been working on our Gestalt Recording projects, the idea of ultra-minimalism comes to my mind (also one of the big 2020 design trends we discussed in class). Ultra minimalist designs uses a very limited color palette and simple shapes to create something memorable and also uses the idea of negative space. The…

BIEN À VOUS STUDIO

Bien à Vous is the creative alliance of Patricia Lanoie and Jeanne Joly. In October 2016 they founded their stationary collection, in collaboration with visual artists. This studio caught my eye because it reminded me of some of the abstract artwork we talked about in class. Even though this art is quite simple, something as…