Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Designspiration: Type Posters

The Student ADDY deadline is fast approaching and I've been hard at it researching inspiration to create more work to possibly enter. It's all up in the air right now as far as what I want to enter from the work I've already finished, so I want to make sure I have a really good variety to choose from. Right now my focus is of course my one true love in graphic design....typography posters! On my quest for 'designspiration' I came across some amazing pieces that I just had to share with you.


lorenzo levrero




zhishi




You Don't Matter


jeremy ayad




yapaestudio

Monday, December 7, 2009

My Identity





























As a part of my BFA Senior Project I created an identity for myself including a website (brittanyloar.com), stationary, business cards, and coffee cup sleeves that will hopefully be printed and slipped on cups of coffee for my guests at our BFA Senior Show. The time and place of the show is TBA but I'll post it as soon as I find out. For now, here's what I have of my identity pieces.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Jane Aldridge 'Sea of Shoes'

I've become completely obsessed with Jane Aldridge's blog 'Sea of Shoes.' She lives the most glamorous lifestyle of any teenager I've ever seen and shares her experiences on her blog. Every piece of clothing she wears makes me fall in love with fashion more every day. Fashion has always been a love of mine. From the time I turned 13 I began making sketches and setting up a mock portfolio to 'present' to my 'clients.' I also started to sketch interior designs and industrial designs. Then I got really into publication layout and that's when my sketches became my main elements for graphic design. So I guess it's fair to say I'm just simply in love with design.

Anyway, Sea of Shoes is beyond wonderful. I'm quite obsessed to tell you the truth. Recently, Jane returned from her debutant ball in Paris where she was fitted to wear a Chanel gown for the night and tour Coco Chanel's apartment. Talk about a fairy tale! Here are some photos of her gown on the runway, her wearing it at the ball, and then a few from her blog which you can check out at Sea of Shoes.











Unforgivable by Ashlee Giglia

On of the most inspirational things to me as a designer is beautiful photography. This photo was taken by my sister Ashlee Giglia. It's one of my favorites - visually stunning and so beautiful.

































See more of Ashlee's photography at BlackandWhiteAshes.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Back in focus


So today I came to the realization that it isn't only my eyes deconstructing from the hours of time I spend on the computer everyday, but my attention span too. Not such a great thing to have happen when you have to sit and read or listen in everyday situations. Using the internet, we are allowed to move information before us so quickly that our minds become trained to behave that way more and more. My eyes were 20/15 before I came to college. That's even better than perfect vision. Now, I could honestly tell you that I'd be lucky to maybe have 20/20. Like my eyes, my attention span has seriously suffered. I actually find it difficult to sit in a cafe and simply read or to do a tutorial. Not good! Plus, I LOVE to chill out with my coffee and read.

So, I've done research on decreasing attention spans and how to build it back again. I've decided to devote at least 1 hour to reading or doing word puzzles a day. Time is always an issue, especially as a student and employee, but I think that this is pretty important. Plus, I want to enjoy the things I used to. Time to get back into focus!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Finally have a blog!

I'm finally making progress with my portfolio site and blog. My birthday is coming up and so my parents called and offered to pay for two years of hosting my portfolio site, so hopefully that will be done and up soon. I was pretty excited about that. My parents rock!

I guess I should at least blog my Student ADDY pieces. That should be blog worthy I suppose and appropriate for an intro. So below are the four pieces of work that were awarded by the AAF area chapter.



Gold Student ADDY Award




Gold Student ADDY Award



Silver Student ADDY Award



Silver Student ADDY Award
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