October 25, 2009

itp logo design

Filed under: Visual Communications — Tags: , — *aly* @ 1:41 pm

For this week’s assignment, I designed a logo for ITP… or at least, worked on designing a logo. My first and second ideas were my favorites… it just got a bit less clear from there, but that’s how all this design stuff works. Play around until something clicks. It will be really interesting to see what other people came up with!
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October 18, 2009

logo design: wolff olins

Filed under: Visual Communications — Tags: , — *aly* @ 12:50 pm

London 2012The assignment this week was to research a logo designer and present this person’s work to class. I’m sure we were supposed to choose a designer whose work we liked, but somehow, I ended up choosing a logo designer (or two) whose work I most react to. It all started with the London 2012 logo. Of all the images that we have looked at in class, this one stick in my mind the most. And this made me wonder. Despite the fact that the word I most associate with the logo is “hideous” had the designer somehow tricked my brain and won? I think it’s possible. (more…)

October 11, 2009

business card of business

Filed under: Visual Communications — Tags: , — *aly* @ 10:41 pm

For this Visual Communications assignment, I designed myself a business card. I decided to do one just with my name, email and phone number rather than a new Invisible Rooster card since I haven’t much felt like hawking my sewing wares lately. Here it is in full PDF glory, complete with crop and bleed marks. (Imagine it’s smaller… cut to the inner lines and that’s what it’ll look like printed.) For class I have printed out a bunch of them and sliced them up appropriately. And it only took two tries to get them right… sigh. Front and back printing failed (they were 1/8″ off darnit) so, I taped the fronts and backs together. Classy.

October 6, 2009

Jabberwocky Redux

Filed under: Frame by Frame,My Favorites — Tags: , , — *aly* @ 9:58 pm

So here’s my first animation for Frame by Frame. It’s more recontextualization– this time I rewrote some of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky poem and animated the Tenniel illustrations to go along with it. Through the Looking Glass is so darn creepy, I’m not sure I really¬† made a significant change there. Actually, in my mind, it’s a little less scary now. The Jabberwocky certainly scared me when I was little…

Jabberwocky Redux from Aly Wolff-Mills on Vimeo.

October 4, 2009

i <3 fonts

Filed under: Visual Communications — Tags: — *aly* @ 8:33 pm

This week’s assignments are all about the joy of typography. And how I do love fonts! So, the first part I worked on was creating expressive words by illustrating the meaning of the word via type. It was actually hard to limit myself to just three. In fact, I might keep going and just pick my favorites at the end. (more…)