Research Point: Logos

For this research point, I’m to name as many logos as I can. The following is a list of the logos I easily recalled while thinking during this exercise: Continue reading “Research Point: Logos”

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Research Point: Posters

When I think about posters and what really grabs my attention, it would have to be the vintage travel posters of the early 20th century.

I can’t really say what it is exactly that draws me to them. Maybe it’s the whimsical color schemes or the emotions of adventure or paradise that these posters evoke. The graphics vary from minimalistic to very detailed, but all of them really speak to me.

This was never really a subject I  ever researched or thought about too much, other than when trying to design my own posters (see Unit 3, for example), so I decided to delve a bit further into various travel poster artists during this time frame. Continue reading “Research Point: Posters”

Research Point: Collecting Print

For this portion of my research, I am to collect as many newspapers, newsletters, magazines, and brochures as I can, go through them, and divide them into the categories of “easy to read” and “not easy to read”.

Below, I have collected a few examples of each and will discuss them, along with give my notes on what I feel the designers have done to make things more legible and readable. Continue reading “Research Point: Collecting Print”

Research Point: Vernacular typography

For this research point, I was to go around and find vernacular typography I found interesting. This will also be an on-going blog post, as there is so much more to find / document here in Berlin.

In this post, I will be focusing on vernacular typography that is around the area in which I live. Continue reading “Research Point: Vernacular typography”

Research Point: identifont

For this portion of research, I am expected to explore my computer and the look at special characters.
Afterward, I was to choose a magazine and look at the main typefaces they use for the body text, as well as the headlines and then use a font-identifying program (suggested was http://www.identifont.com) and identify the fonts used.
I was then to look all around me and identify typefaces and what their distinguishing characteristics were. Continue reading “Research Point: identifont”