CRISTIANA COUCEIRO IS A 32-YEAR OLD ILLUSTRATOR and graphic designer who lives in Lisboa, Portugal. She collage’s vintage/found materials with contemporary images, in the old-fashioned way — with glue and scissors !!!!! Jeez, she actually uses her hands. Whether she follows that hand work with scanning and digitizing the pieces seem likely, as the translucent, overlapping sections would be difficult otherwise. Cristiana has a unique and interesting style that looks deceptively effortless, a style that refers to the birth of modernism, and the collage work of Hanna Hock, Raoul Hausmann et al. It would be quite easy to over-do something like this—but she knows just when to stop. Her work has a beauty to it based on her own sense of mathematical formulas, grids, balance, vintage ephemera, typography and numerals. Software if there is any, is an inconsequential aspect to her work, her designs are about her imagination and her ability to see beyond the obvious, beyond the digital desktop. check out her fantastic work at http://setediasete.blogspot.com/
btw, her work reminds me of a talented former student, Miss Zarine Baloosh !
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Notice! To all those completely crazy people who asked for letters of reference, help with letters of intent, etc. I'll be doing them this weekend, as soon as the medication wears off...
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design 1 & 2
interestingly, and as if somehow secretly synchronized ... , two former students e-mailed me virtually simultaneously with an item they both thought might interest me, or be of some use to my classes.
That they're both very talented young designers, and doing rather well further made me suspect a conspiracy of some kind ... regardless, here are the links, give the matter your due consideration and we will, in honour of Duc Tran and Mohammed Thiam, discuss the issue of " fair use " in class. Neglect at your peril.
http://blog.iso50.com/2009/02/06/ap-sues-shepard-fairey/ and http://www.printmag.com/design_articles/MiltonGlaseronShepardFairey/tabid/492/Default.aspx
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
According to AIGA, Graphic Design is explained as such: "Graphic designers work with drawn, painted, photographed, or computer-generated images (pictures), but they also design the letterforms that make up various typefaces found in movie credits and TV ads; in books, magazines, and menus; and even on computer screens. Designers create, choose, and organize these elements- typography, images, and the so-called "white space" around them- to communicate a message. Graphic design is a part of your daily life. From humble things like gum wrappers to huge things like billboards to the T-shirt you're wearing, graphic design informs, persuades, organizes, stimulates, locates, identifies, attracts attention and provides pleasure. Graphic design is a creative process that combines art and technology to communicate ideas. The designer works with a variety of communication tools in order to convey a message from a client to a particular audience."
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Monday, February 09, 2009
design one - quiz 2 - due next week.
1. The Panopticon of Jeremy Bentham and the Maison de Force at Ghent, inspired Havilland to design and build what ?
2. Traditionally what were fine papers made from ? How were they made ? What is an archival paper and what is tooth ? The density of paper, its mass, or thickness is described using what term ?
3. who are/were - Dieter Rams, Achille Castiglioni, and Charles Rennie Macintosh ?
4. William Klein, Richard Avedon, Duane Micheals and Irving Penn are renowned as photographic illustrators, what else do they all have in common ?
5. What was the "salon de refuses" ?
6. Who designed Kew Gardens in London and Central Park in Manhattan ?
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Sunday, February 08, 2009
d2 - in reference towards your page/book design project and
designed typeset pages, do consider how type is used in the
following. groovy baby. remember my leetle monkeys, click
images to make more large
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