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Communication, Communication Design
This email is in response to the seeing the film, Helvetica.
To The Helvetica Film Team: I recently had the pleasure of watching your movie, Helvetica, and I thought that it was very good overall. However, never once was Geigy Pharmaceutical and its top graphic design team (many now in Helvetica Heaven like Fred Troller, Theo Welti, Marcus Lowe and many others.) mentioned in the role that Helvetica played in the worldwide corporate identity (Branding) that Geigy created using Helvetica. (In the beginning Geigy originally had an exclusive contractual agreement for the use of Helvetica to my knowledge) Geigy literally wrote the book on Corporate/Brand Identity through their in-house design group both in Basel and in the U.S. which many others followed throughout the world and in many cases still follow. We all have creative license to create history as we choose and that is very acceptable here in the colonies, but to have the Swiss designers who were interviewed in your film leave Geigy out is astonishing. All the designers interviewed missed a valuable part of Graphic Design History by leaving out the incredible Graphic Design movement at Geigy, Basel. There has been nothing like it since. Maybe you were aware of this or maybe it was edited out.... but unfortunately many young and growing designers have lost a valuable piece of inspiring graphic design/type history desperately needed in today's industry. Geigy In-House Design ( design/copy standards continued thro...
Posted December 25, 2008
By robert talarczyk
Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual DesignVotes (1)
Finally! Akamaru monogatari movie trailer is out.Seeing is believing. Enjoy!
Akamaru monogatari 赤丸物語 or The Story About Red Circle
Movie tells a story about Japanese history, beginning with wars in 1600 AD.. Starting with Japanese civil wars and falling of Shogunat, after which comes the period of Japanese attacks on Russia and China, trough period of Great War and World War II. To this point movie is made like documentary, but after that it becomes a fiction. Japan prospers for the greater good of the mankind to the point when Earth is attacked by an alien force. Japan who was trained for war is the only one who can stand in the way of this much advanced war civilization. This is the time when they start their robots, to fight against alien threat.
Posted December 25, 2008
By Miroslav Kostic
Education, Communication Design
We all need to cooperate to help languages be alive and works hard to make the alive no matter what the languages is, how important it is, or what kind of people are speaking it. We all can make it together.
Posted December 24, 2008
By Omar Dakhil
A month ago we had a disagreement with one of our professors about objectivity in graphics design.His opinion was that there is objective beauty in arts and only somebody who has the knowledge can judje if a piece of art is beutiful or not.But we kept saying that beauty is subjective and even the one with knowledge can judge the technical part but not the esthetic. Esthetic is different for everyone.Which side are you on boys????
Posted December 22, 2008
By "designers^2 graphics"
Community, Environmental DesignVotes (1)
Hello to all those who like me enjoy bouncing around blogs and websites and have stumbled upon my little piece of web.
I have come to a bit of a cross roads in both my personal and design life (which are all to often tied together with very little way or want to untangle). I was recently made redundant from my job as a 3d modeler with a brands packaging unit here in West Yorkshire. Human nature often sends you back to what you know when times get a bit hard so I have been exploring the possibilities of a new direction to the designer in me.
I spent a large portion of my final two years at University studying the idea of sustainable education, whether schools here in the UK (and to some extent North America) are doing enough to nurture an air of sustainability with the children of today. Given the radical changes we are seeing to the National Curriculum with the structure I saw of Maths, Science, English, History and so on being transformed wouldn't it be wonderful to see the government reward and encourage more schools to not only teach sustainable ideals but immerse children in a sustainable environment.
I hope to explore more over the next few weeks what I mean by this and some examples of good practice i've seen through my studies and personal blog bouncing.
Back to the matter in hand though, my current thought process has led me back to the possibility of studying again and researching this area in more depth. Of course, life isn't as simple as just saying I wan...
Posted December 22, 2008
By Peter Woodthorpe