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.


Jenny said...

Sweet projects. I especially like the boxes.

ljlpendleton said...

Hey Laura! This is Jenny Leigh! I found your blog through Jackie and I had to ask how you were doing! I haven't seen you in forever. I know its been awhile but congrats on the wedding! You looked BEAUTIFUL! I hope everything is going alright!

The Ortons said...

i want to do what you do.
love ya.

Mary Dawn said...

thats awesome, i miss you and all your projects and your laugh, and your blonde hair, and how funny you are, and laughing with you, and watching the secret. i'm not gay. i just love you.