this is my graphic design blog. i post whats cool when i can. if there is nothing new...i'm too busy designing!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Wayfinding

i've been doing alot of research on wayfinding and signage, as i'm finding it very difficult to come up with something i love for this part of the project. I've come across this webpage. it's a case study of wayfinding and it does an excellet job of laying out what to do and what not to do and how people use wayfinding systems. lots of good examples too.

http://art.webesteem.pl/9/wyman_en.php

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Scientists in 1954


This is very funny. It's crazy to think that the scientists in the 50's actually thought like this.

(In case you can't read it, the type says...
" Scientists from the RAND Corporation have created this model to illustrate how a "home computer" could look like in the year 2004. However the needed technology will not be economically feasible for the average home. Also the scientists readily admit that the computer will require not yet invented technology to actually work, but 50 years from now scientific progress is expected to solve these problems. With teletype interface and the Fortran language, the computer will be easy to use." )

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

New Entry

So i've discovered this new phenomenon of the "mommy business card". I was completely baffled by this. All of a sudden all these housewives have business cards. Their "business" is their kids, and their title is "mommy to ...". It's actually pretty entertaining when you think about it. This could be a whole new line of clients for the designers of America.
I know my mom has been aking for some.

check out the website, www.mommybusinesscards.com

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A2A Logo


here it is...oh wait, it's just a big white box!!!!

>>>click on the box

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Branding Manual Website

As i was meandering around on the internet at work today, i stumbled across a very cool website. a large list of pdf branding manuals to look at...and you can download them right there!
...you know your excited...

Check it out >>>

www.designerstalk.com/corpid

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Free for Creatives

Hey Everyone, This was sent me me by the awesome folks at Lifetime. Just in case anyone is interested...it's all free and here in Atlanta


2nd Annual Photography Portfolio Showcase

Upcoming APA Events:

2nd Annual Portfolio Showcase

An Evening with Art Streiber

Atlanta 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk

Confirmed Guest Judge:
Sherri Radel
Art Buyer
Crispin +Porter
(Miami Agency)


RSVP TODAY!!

director@apaatlanta.com



FOR MORE INFO..

www.apaatlanta.com

To All Creatives!!

You are personally invited to be our guest to the 2nd Annual Photography Portfolio Showcase! Feel free to contact me for further information.


All the best,


Danelle Dalpra, APA Atlanta Director


2nd Annual Photography Portfolio Showcase Need an excuse to play hooky?

APA Atlanta is personally inviting you to be our guest for the 2nd Annual Portfolio Showcase.

You will be able to look at the best photography portfolios from across the nation at your leisure under one roof. The portfolios will be displayed for 2 days in THE BURGONI ROOM at MAGGIANO'S.

So come over on your lunch break or bring the whole creative department for a field trip! Be sure to bring lots of business cards!
Photographers will NOT be present.
PORTFOLIO VIEWING (2 DAYS!!)
Tue., October 3rd: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed., October 4th: 10:30 am - 2pm

The Burgoni Room @ Maggiano's.
Viewing for Creatives Only.
Photographers will not be present.

COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Tuesday, October 3rd: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Centolio Room @ Maggiano's
Sometimes Happy Hour needs to be more than just an hour!
APA will be hosting an evening cocktail reception for all creatives photographers.

Join us for hors d'oeurves and an open beer wine bar. The open bar ends at 8pm, so come early!

PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE COCKTAIL RECEPTION

October 3rd 4th
Maggiano's Little Italy in Buckhead
3368 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326

ABSOLUTELY FREE FOR ALL CREATIVES (just bring a business card!)

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sorry

So it seems that not all those logos are showing up on the page. Hmm....not really sure why. I hope they help anyways. For FYI most came from brandsoftheworld.com, just type in "train"

Logo Examples

I was online tonight and found many great train logos from all over the world. Some are just train systems and some are complete transit lines. It's really interesting how strange and diverse they all are. All of these are really great inspiration to me when i'm at a sort of impass of what to do with my own logo. I'm posting some here, I hope they can help everyone else spark an idea.