Thoughts of a Design Student

My name is Kelly.
I like art.
I'm a graphic design major at Hofstra.
This blog is for New Media II.
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But now that we’re 18 days out from the election, Mr. “Severely Conservative” wants you to think he was “severely kidding” about everything he’s said over the last year. He told folks he was “the ideal candidate” for the Tea Party, now suddenly he’s saying, “what, who, me?” He’s forgetting what his own positions are, and he’s betting that you will too.

I mean he’s changing up so much—backtracking and sidestepping. We’ve gotta name this condition that he’s going through… I think it’s called “Romnesia.” That’s what it’s called. I think that’s what he’s going through.

Now, I’m not a medical doctor but I do want to go over some of the symptoms with you because I want to make sure nobody else catches it.

If you say you’re for equal pay for equal work, but you keep refusing to say whether or not you’d sign a bill that protects equal pay for equal work—you might have Romnesia.

If you say women should have access to contraceptive care, but you support legislation that would let your employer deny you contraceptive care—you might have a case of Romnesia.

If you say you’ll protect a woman’s right to choose, but you stand up at a primary debate and said that you’d be “delighted” to sign a law outlawing that right to choose in all cases—man, you’ve definitely got Romnesia.

Now, this extends to other issues. If you say earlier in the year I’m going to give a tax cut to the top 1 percent and then in a debate you say, I don’t know anything about giving tax cuts to rich folks—you need to get a thermometer, take your temperature, because you’ve probably got Romnesia.

If you say that you’re a champion of the coal industry when while you were Governor you stood in front of a coal plant and said, this plant will kill you—that’s some Romnesia.

So—I think you’re beginning to be able to identify these symptoms. And if you come down with a case of Romnesia, and you can’t seem to remember the policies that are still on your website, or the promises you’ve made over the six years you’ve been running for President, here’s the good news: Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions.
President Obama, coining a phrase in Virginia this morning (via barackobama)
barackobama:

Matt M. sent this in with a one-word note:
Forward.

barackobama:

Matt M. sent this in with a one-word note:

Forward.

nycartscene:

Opens Sat, May 19, 2pm:

Music Machine
 Sonni

Extra Place, East 1st St. bt 2nd Ave & Bowery, NYC

Painted by Buenos Aires-born, New York-based street artist Sonni in his trademark primary colors, “Music Machine” is a new ground mural located in the alley behind CBGB’s former location. The project is a collaboration between Fourth Arts Block and Murals Around New York (MaNY).

prostheticknowledge:

Kitsch Nitsch: YMS Hairstyle Salon 

Interior design reminiscent of 80s pattern graphics, like a surreal retro-wink real-world animated gif:

An established hairstyle salon chain Mič Styling decided to open a new range of salons, aimed at a younger, trendier crowd and so YMS was born. Having had a lot of creative freedom we made the best of it and completely updated the space that was previously also used by hairstylists. On top of our decorative skills we also designed a few pieces of furniture and placed a lot of attention to workstations. 7 different custom made mirrors were designed to keep things as wild as possible, a sofa and a coffee-table was made to give the waiting area a bit of flair and every wall got covered in cut hair inspired textures. Add a few compulsory wall vinyl frescos and the salon is open for business. 

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nycartscene:

thru May 25:”Slow iis goood” Ernesto NetoTanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 W21st St., NYC Ernesto Neto presents a series of vibrantly colored installations of crocheted polypropylene and polyester cord that hang from the ceiling, hovering several feet above the ground. These new works continue Neto’s practice of using gravity, weight, and tension to dictate form as plastic balls in different shades provide a counterweight for the crocheted sheets. Stretching the crocheted membranes taught, the balls form a floor for the labyrinthine, tunnel-like structures of alluring color and inviting texture that the gallery visitor is meant to enter and explore.

nycartscene:

thru May 25:

Slow iis goood
 Ernesto Neto

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 W21st St., NYC

Ernesto Neto presents a series of vibrantly colored installations of crocheted polypropylene and polyester cord that hang from the ceiling, hovering several feet above the ground. These new works continue Neto’s practice of using gravity, weight, and tension to dictate form as plastic balls in different shades provide a counterweight for the crocheted sheets. Stretching the crocheted membranes taught, the balls form a floor for the labyrinthine, tunnel-like structures of alluring color and inviting texture that the gallery visitor is meant to enter and explore.

Hyperact design group-julia

6 design contradictions

Accept every project, but no every project is the right project

Advertising = $$$ = no soul

Nonprofits = <3 = not a lot of money

Meaningful design for the common good

Get paid for your work

Seek out paid internships

Normal budget for a  50 page annual report = 50,000

But work for free when the right opportunity arises

-great exposure

-reached a new audienceå

Understand your design strength

But don’t be afraid to try a new medium

Ihavepsd.com

But keep consistency throughout

Seek out long term projects

But leave room for short term or side projects

Watch and learn ffrom others

But remember to give bck to your community

Creativemornings

Meetup

Artdirectorsclub

Brandnewconferene

Brooklynbeta

Aiga

Tdc

South by southwest

Quora

Paula scher

Steven heller

Louise fili

Gail Anderson

Steve duenes

Julia@hyperakt.com

@juliavakser

@hyperakt,

After finishing a design you take a step back and a little voice pops in your head and says, “Wow. You should really just quit while you’re ahead.” Don’t ever listen to that voice. Ever.
BRITTANY GRABOWSKI 

I love stop animation and using chalk in this video makes it very effective and comes out with a really lovely overall film. I love the evolution of the chalk characters throughout the video and how well it moves throughout. It almost seems to get better towards the end. 

Lucinda Schreiber and Yanni Kronenberg directed this video.

i could not resist reblogging this one. it’s absolutely adorable. i love dogs and this hits me right in my heart. i love the whole design of this piece and perhaps my favorite part is the little tag “dog is good” right by the cone. i love the silhouette of the dog and i think this was really well done and really works as an overall design, cuteness aside.

jonjohns65:

Back to my love and adoration for typography. This is perfect. I love the way the words are done and I especially love the title. That they are calling this poetry and in a lot of senses, it IS poetry. I like how every other word either describes an event in the artists lifetime ( Van Gogh and Renoir ) and how the other two exhibit styles from the artists’ works ( Lichtenstein and Modingliani ). Brilliant.

visual-poetry:

“painters poem” by stephen morris

This is a really lovely installation. I absolutely adore typography and by the ladder word art of all kinds. If I was allowed to chip into the walls in my room and write across the walls, I would. I love this idea and how meticulous and perfect it was done.

visual-poetry:

“watch it” by konrad smolenski

Here is the beginning of my blog for New Media II!

Finally. A cool barbie doll.
Oh how I could go on about this one.
And so I shall.
Well I have a very harsh opinion on Barbie to begin with. She’s a terrible role  model despite all the media pointing to the opposite of that statement. She’s rail thin. There’s no diversity within barbie dolls. And she never seems to improve. The only thing that every happens is her waist gets smaller and her boobs get bigger. And no one has anything to say about that.
So why WHY why would parents care if barbie has tattoos? This barbie with her abnormally pink hair and a sleeve of tattoos is the most diverse barbie you’re ever going to see. While this one is still overly thin, overly tall, and has that obscenely perfect face, she at least provides a little bit of variety. She’s showing a different type of woman. She’s showing the edgier type of woman, and that’s what’s scaring parents. I guess no one wants to see their little girl grow up and get tattoos. But you’re body is a canvas. I treat mine as such and my parents, while they hate my tattoos, don’t love me any less for having them.

Finally. A cool barbie doll.

Oh how I could go on about this one.

And so I shall.

Well I have a very harsh opinion on Barbie to begin with. She’s a terrible role  model despite all the media pointing to the opposite of that statement. She’s rail thin. There’s no diversity within barbie dolls. And she never seems to improve. The only thing that every happens is her waist gets smaller and her boobs get bigger. And no one has anything to say about that.

So why WHY why would parents care if barbie has tattoos? This barbie with her abnormally pink hair and a sleeve of tattoos is the most diverse barbie you’re ever going to see. While this one is still overly thin, overly tall, and has that obscenely perfect face, she at least provides a little bit of variety. She’s showing a different type of woman. She’s showing the edgier type of woman, and that’s what’s scaring parents. I guess no one wants to see their little girl grow up and get tattoos. But you’re body is a canvas. I treat mine as such and my parents, while they hate my tattoos, don’t love me any less for having them.

designcloud:

Drawer Shelf, designed by Keiji Ashizawa

What if a furniture transformed itself to adjust to different needs, rather than standing still?

The hardware that makes the sliding motion possible was designed to be functionally efficient and visually minimal, by combining bent and straight plates. Whereas in a normal drawer design the rails tend to be hidden, here we made them simple enough that we wanted to expose them.

The same rails used for the drawers are also used for the box units to slide against each other. The drawers are detailed to have a monolithic look when stowed, so that the boxes look like blocks of wood forming a stack of shelves.

julienfoulatier:

Illustration by Digital Orgasm.

I think this is absolutely adorable, but in all serious also great design. It’s cute and minimalistic.