Josef Muller-Brockmann Timeline

 

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This timeline was aimed at capturing the life and work of Josef Muller-Brockmann. I deconstructed his posters, removing the text and background, and reconstructed them in relation to each other. The three lines represent his personal life, the art context, and non-art related world events. The posters used are shown in their entirety on the last page. This timeline was printed as an accordion book.

RISD 2012
History of Graphic Design
Professor Doug Scott

The Push Pin Graphic Landmark Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A poster to represent the Push Pin Graphic magazine. I attempted to capture the experimental nature of the magazine and the bright colors, while at the same time trying to make the design look contemporary. My idea was to make it look like a stack of magazines, because it was near impossible to capture the large range of styles incorporated into each separate magazine.

RISD 2012
History of Graphic Design
Professor Doug Scott

Da Vinci Book

A book created using the content from the Preface and the second chapter of the Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci by Irma A. Richter. I broke up the text into chunks based on what it was saying, and then within each chunk emphasized words and sentences I felt were important or interesting. The images on the page correspond to the text in some way, and the cropping of the images sometimes do too, and at other times are simply formal explorations of what I can do with the image in relation to the text. I used Franklin Gothic and Georgia as my typefaces, the former for the voice of Leonardo da Vinci and the latter for the voice of the narrator. The page proportion is half a golden rectangle so that the entire spread is a golden rectangle. The binding, which is smythe sewing, uses binding tape with I have chosen to increase by the golden ratio. The binding extends onto the hard-cover into golden rectangles.

RISD 2012
Typography 2
Professor Aki Nurosi

Dialogue

The initial exercises involved typesetting 2 short pieces of text within 8 different page proportions. Within each proportion the text was to be set flush left rag right, flush right rag left, centered and justified. The next step was to select one page proportion and create a dialogue between the two pieces of text as a spread. This was to be done through emphasis of certain words and through the use of type as texture. Once this was done, all the exercises done within this page proportion were to be combined into a book. My final book was an accordion book with a red hard-cover. The proportion I chose was one that was tall and narrow, just because it seemed most interesting and different.

Banana Split Logo Iterations

An exploration of positive and negative space using two letters, one black and one white. Both letters were to be recognizable in the final form.

RISD 2012
Typography 2
Professor Aki Nurosi

Banana Split Identity

After the BS icon was chosen from the various iterations, I explored company names based on the initials. I settled on Banana Split, as the form of the logo was reminiscent of the organic softness of ice cream. Once the company name was chosen, I designed the letterhead, envelope, business card and folder using colors derived from images of ice cream.

RISD 2012
Typography 2
Professor Aki Nurosi

 

Adrian Frutiger Postcards

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A set of 5 postcards based on the typographer Adrian Frutiger and his typefaces. The top halves of the images are the front and the bottom halves are the backs.

RISD 2012
Typography 2
Professor Aki Nurosi

Typographic Calendar

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A calendar that plays with typography, shapes and negative space.

RISD 2012
Typography 2
Professor Aki Nurosi

Metropolis Poster

This was the second stage of the poster designing course where we were to use the learnings from the posters we made based on hierarchy, to make a poster for an epic play or story. I wasn’t too interested in plays so I chose the movie Metropolis. The plot and themes were deconstructed into key emotions or feelings and the poster was designed based on that. After weeks and weeks of constant reworking and complete frustration, this came out as my final poster.

RISD 2011
Form and Communication
Professor Mark Laughlin

Working with Visual Hierarchy

An exercise in understanding the use of hierarchy in making posters.

We started off with blind drawings of a small object that had some sort of movement. This was to get the feel of the object. We then photographed our object in various positions and from various angles. We combined the drawings and photographs to make our initial posters. We then added a letterform or word. This had a completely different, crisp quality to it. After that we created a new set of posters by adding photographs of vegetables or human body parts. This added an organic element. These were the final four posters for this exercise. The last one is the final one I chose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RISD 2011
Form and Communication
Professor Mark Laughlin

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