Monday, June 30, 2008

wear vintage ladies


on auction at Maki maki vintage
that horse print!!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Obama Brand




After recently clenching the Democratic nomination, Obama unveiled a new logo to open up the new route to the presidency. It would only make sense to make such a move- it seems as if they have figured out the formula to near perfect promotion. Although, the logo is brilliant- it brings a lot of questions to mind-

Aesthetically speaking the logo is great. Because the logo is a seal it speaks professionally but also recognizes the 21st century by keeping it fresh and contemporary- unlike previous campaigns where the logo spoke a monotonous vision with its cliché blues and reds. Although the seal is blue, it's not the piercing blue we have seen in the past- it's more of a soothing powerful blue. The fusion of both the Obama logo with our national seal speaks volumes. By meshing both worlds together he's implying that he is the face of America. He has branded himself.

The social implications of such a move are endless. Here are my dilemmas and questions that keep surfacing my thoughts lately. I realize that our capitalistic nation has created a nostalgic culture of consumerism- but does that mean that it's all right to throw the presidency into the advertising and marketing world? Is it ok to brand the presidency?

Does this mean that the Obama brand will be on billboards, magazines, and other random spots across cities? Will it be seen as much as we see the Nike logo, the Coca Cola logo or the Apple logo? And if that is the case does that mean that our nation has stepped into a new version of a 21st century Big Brother world? Is it appropriate to see the face of our leader as just another consumer product? Is it ok to be ok with having our leader’s brand placed so universally in our cities? Is it ok to overlook questionable ways of new presidential propaganda because we believe in our leader?

The transition between what we've seen in previous presidential campaigns and what we're seeing now is intensely interesting to watch and observe. What are the consequences of Obama's new tactics? What happens after the presidency has crossed into our consumer culture? If these moves prove to be successful- does that mean that future presidential campaigns will follow the same format? If that is the case does that mean that future campaigns will be properly packed with their one-of-a-kind logo? Will we be influenced enough to pick out our next president the same way we pick out a new pair of shoes, or coffee, or even a can of soda? Will Republicans be the next Coca-Cola and Democrats the next Pepsi?

I support Obama by all means but this entrance to the new way of looking at presidential campaigns scares me a bit. From what we've learned from years of figuring out social behavior- is it wrong to influence the public with the weapons of good design?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Design Meets Chocolate




Every now and then two different worlds come together in a grand explosion that we as consumers must contribute our small five dollar bill to help a product stand on its own two feet. TCHO brings the world the best chocolate ever!


www.tcho.com

Thursday, June 12, 2008

mercy bernard



alright i havent done this in a while
heat of the summer is slowing me down

Thursday, June 5, 2008

printmaking=design?



off register is an exhibit of prints done by graphic designers that wouldn't consider themselves as prinmakers
is there differences between the two disciplines that benefit greatly from each other and could they survive one with out the other
judge for yourself

Trippin' with Murakami Art

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Iron Man


Typographical orgasm: Iron Man end credits by Danny Yount

http://www.dannyyount.com/movies/qt_iron_man.html

Gig Posters Update



Here arrives a new designer to the pool of gig poster geniuses. The type is wonderfully treated and to top it off- Argyle, beautiful argyle, arrghhh.

www.gigposters.com

nous vous


hahaha

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

art


Javier Ferrer Vidal


The website won as best Typographical Website for the Flash Forward Conference in September 2007. The typography is absolutely amazing!

http://www.javierferrervidal.com/

Monday, June 2, 2008

mark owens


mark owens on sixpack france

nice work from amy preston
visit her website link

more experimental type


i want a mat like this

field type


field type, fresh type any way u want it

Sunday, June 1, 2008

On Ushev

Feels like Rodchenko came into the future and learned some good ol' fashion motion design.
To see the full version visit: http://www.nfb.ca/webextension/animation-day/




i stumbled upon this interesting reads