Well, at first this assignment intimidated me. I thought I had to come up with some elaborate, extremely creative version of the Jack and Jill classic. After meeting with my group and collaborating our ideas we came up with this idea that Jack and Jill are two opimistic birds in love. When they leave for their journey on their new life together, Jack gets killed by a cat, with Jill following soon after. However, the two end up together in a Romeo and Juliet sort of way.
I really enjoyed working in a group setting. It allowed the creative juices to flow a little easier with other people to bounce ideas off of. It also helped to get the project done a lot quicker by deligating segments of the assignment to each team member. The only downfall is when one member of the group is absent from the entire assignment it makes it difficult to produce a cohesive product. Otherwise, I thoroughly enjoyed doing this project as well as seeing what the other teams came up with.
Initially I searched to find Chip Foose’s blog. He’s a very inspiring car designer to me because he’s in design and restoration. When I found his blog I was a little let down. It’s fairly visually appealing but all of his posts are just about events that he’s involved in rather than some of his current work. Nothing inspiring there.
THIS blog however, I LOVE! I love the design of it. It’s simple but interests you at the same time. I like that you can go to the different pages such as sketchbook and portfolio. There are also links to his top posts and recent comments down the side. I also like how the photos are so large and he also incorporates videos. Check it out!
This blog seems to have a newspaper quality about it which I like. It’s clean, easy to read and figure out. I also enjoy that the photos are the main focus. The site is also connected to their Facebook, Twitter, etc. which is a smart choice.
Some blogs definitely stand out more than others simply because of the layout, colors, and design. Some that are bland and boring do not seem as professional and relevant. They seem very outdated. I hoped to find more interesting blogs about yacht design but most seemed to fall under this outdated category.
In this assignment we were only allowed to use flat black squares to communicate the following words:
Order, Increase, Bold, Congested, Playful, and Tension
Here are my designs!..( I used everyone’s favorite black construction paper again!)
Let me know what you think!