I haven’t left my home other than to go to work in weeks–as is the life when taking three summer courses. That being said, I still found lots of interesting design choices around my home! In this post, I’ve included four objects that I think made fairly good design choices.
For the first object, let’s look at color. (Note: I tried to embed flickr photos, but the resolution drops horribly. Instead, I’m embedding the links to these photos in flickr and including better resolution versions on here.)
I always think that color can add a huge impact to something. I think my boyfriend’s cologne is a good example of a nice color choice, in that many men’s care products are so bland or “SPORT” based, that this sticks out. The green of the label and the green of the bottle give a unity to this design that I think sticks out from the rest of the field.
For the next object, it is typography. Altoids tins have a very vintage look about them, and I believe that is due to the material (metal tin is pretty neat!) and the font choice. The strong ALTOIDS reminds me of mid-twentieth century advertising posters.
For the third, we deal with minimalism. This is a box from the company Care/of, which sells personalized vitamin packs. I think their use of negative space in the packaging is extremely modern and attractive, and the simplicity of their logo is admirable.
Finally, the last object deals with balance. This book has such a satisfyingly symmetrical cover. I think the geometric shapes balance each other as well, not using too much vertical or horizontal motion, but both to balance each other out.
Overall, this designblitz has given me a better understand of what design elements really are, which is apparently everything! Every choice is a design choice, which really makes you think of how designers must feel, walking around the world like the rest of us. Do they see art in everything?