Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Graphic Design Projects

These are just a few of the projects I made this last Spring Semester (do you like that people at BYU? It's called "Spring" not cold, bitter "Winter"). I will post more as I get to it. We studied the Swiss Design Style. 

The International Typographic Style, also known as the Swiss Style, is a graphic design style developed in Switzerland in the 1950s that emphasizes cleanliness, readability and objectivity. Hallmarks of the style are asymmetric layouts, use of a gridsans-serif typefaces like Akzidenz Grotesk, and flush left, ragged right text. The style is also associated with a preference for photography in place of illustrations or drawings. Many of the early International Typographic Style works featured typography as a primary design element in addition to its use in text, and it is for this that the style is named.

We had to make a package, I used a Lean Cuisine package, (it was what I was eating for lunch that day) using Helvetica, a typeface used with Swiss Design, or modern design. 

The second project is for my History of Graphic Design class, we had to choose a country and focus on their design, and make a presentation. We made a movie, I will post the quicktime on youtube soon and give a link. These cookies and boxes were our handouts for the class. I think they turned out cute.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Easter Update!

This Easter was so much fun! My sister, Anne and her kiddies came to Florida to spend Easter with us! I love it when they're here, the kids are at the cutest ages. The kiddies got to decorate cupcakes, we had a huge feast, and ate some yummy desserts! 

I love my mom because she gets soooo into the Holidays! It's awesome! If you think about it we have some absolutely amazing meal once a month, with a huge, beautiful, spread like this! I have inherited some of the cooking genes, I love to cook! 

I especially love making beautiful foods, try new things, and make my own versions of foods! This is my first Apricot Tart! We used Phillo dough (Greek pastry dough) for the crust, and made the tart filling with with an assortments of jams. Not to brag, but it turned out pretty amazing.

Check out the video, another reason I love my mom, she bought the girls these bunny aprons at Williams Sonoma for the cupcake decorating!