Friday, 30 November 2012
During our studio session, we were asked to bring in three examples of type, image and type and image. These needed to be three we liked and three we disliked. We then had to go around the group and explain why we had chosen each image.
We were asked to write two lists of descriptive words to describe the aesthetics of our chosen images: one list for the images we liked, and another for the images we disliked.
-Hard to read
-Fight for attention
Next we were asked to pick three images: one we liked, one we dislike and a third from either category. WE were given a short amount of time to write five words to describe each image individually.
We were put into pairs and asked to generate a new list of 10 aesthetic rules within good graphic design. Ours were:
1. Keep it simple
2. Follow a structure
3. Use a maximum of three fonts at a time
4. Don't try to make it fancy
5. Keep a good balance of type/image
6. Consider negative space
7. Break the page up. Don't be afraid to leave space
8. Make sure the message is easily to understand
9. Keep it clear
10. Be imaginative
Our final task was to choose the rules which we considered to be the most important from this list. I chose: 1- keep it simple, 6 - consider negative space, and 10 - be imaginative. Don't be afraid to leave space. We then had to show three examples which fulfilled each of our chosen aesthetic rules. After doing this we then had to show 5 non-graphic design examples, for example: photography, architecture or film.
1. Keep it simple
2. Consider Negative Space
3. Be imaginative
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
We were split into groups of five and each given a topic to research. My group was given recycling. As a group we discussed various different methods of recycling and everyone was allocated specific areas of recycling to carry out extensive research. From our findings we were asked to develop three A3 research boards: 1 primary research, 1 secondary research and 1 about what works and is most interesting.
My specified topic is online recycling methods. I began by looking at existing recycling websites offering different approaches to informing and engaging people to recycle.
'What can I do today?'
'How is it recycled?'
The PITCH-IN symbol
About Ebay's new logo design:
The previous eBay logo was designed by Elissa Davis and was her first job as a designer for CKS Partners in California, under the design direction of Bill Cleary.
“I loved the colours of the Apple logo and the fun movement of the Twister game and somehow that gave me the idea of eBay. The overlapping colours were designed to convey the sense of community on eBay.”
— ELISSA DAVIS
Old ebay Logo
New ebay Logo
Another effective and visually engaging method for encouraging people to recycle is the use of info graphics. I began looking at various examples of existing designs related to recycling and the importance of it.
"At Coca‑Cola our packaging innovation teams continually explore new ways to reduce the amount of material and energy used in our packaging, without sacrificing quality. All of our major packages have seen significant material reductions since their initial introductions.
We are now focused on increasing the amount of recycled materials in our packaging, especially our PET plastic bottles. The recovery of used packaging is an important step in meeting this goal, which is why Coca‑Cola is the first drinks company to have introduced branded Recycle Zones across the country to help consumers recycle more when they're out and about.
We've worked with organisations such as WRAP and Recoup to make sure the Recycle Zones are as effective as possible. These zones give consumers a convenient set of recycling units to put their empty bottles and cans into when they're on the go. The bottles and cans will then be collected for recycling.
Our biggest Recycle Zone is at Manchester Airport, which has around 150 units. In total there are currently over 80 Recycle Zones placed everywhere from the London Eye and Center Parcs to Exeter University and Crossgates Shopping Centre, Leeds. For more information, please visit the Recycle Zone website."
Did you know.. A survey carried out by
Coca-Cola found that 97 percent of
Londonders thought that recycling
was hampered by a lack of facilities?
Coca-Cola and ECO Plastics collaboration
- Currently, Coca‑Cola sources recycled plastic from Europe, while around two-thirds of used Great Britain plastics packaging is exported for reprocessing
- Used British packaging will be recycled at this new recycling plant for re-use in packaging that will then be sold right here in Britain
- Around 35,000 tonnes of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles were reprocessed in Great Britain in 2010 - our new facility will increase this total to more than 75,000 tonnes (when it is fully operational)
- This will more than double the amount of high-quality recycled rPET (PET that is recycled to make food-grade, sustainable packaging) currently produced in Britain
- The facility will also supply Coca‑Cola with enough locally-sourced, high-quality recycled plastic to achieve our target of including 25% recycled plastic in all our plastic packaging by 2012