I was a living statue for years as a performance artist while I was working on my Master’s in graphic design. In the years I performed regularly, I (and other street performers, jugglers, and musicians) noticed a few shifts in our audiences.
Think of the last toddler you saw who so desperately wanted to know “Why?” Part of us is still that toddler wanting to know why the sky is blue. Why is this logo green? Why is the bag brown? Why is my bankcard gold? Sometimes the logic is self-evident; the brown logo is for the local coffeehouse; the package with a tied string is for a delivery company. When the imagery is more conceptual and less literal, our imaginations take flight and rumors abound. Some of these rumors can be lodged in the public collective consciousness as the truth.
To laugh in the face of danger has always been advised against. But when it comes to public safety and warning illustrations, this doesn’t always seem to be kept in mind. These signs are not approved by OSHA, so have a laugh.
“Can you jazz it up a little? I want it to look real snazzy”… meeting adjourned. That’s all of the critical feedback you get to help you produce a second round of comps that will be Pizzazzy, Jazzy and Snazzy.
For April’s Global Design issue of Wallpaper* Magazine , London-based illustrator Noma Bar was commissioned to represent eight different countries with eight exclusive newsstand covers. The countries represented are the USA, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Scandinavia, Spain and Italy.
The Behance Student Show Gallery supports emerging design students by getting their work in front of creative professionals who can offer advice, critiques or even job positions. And best of all, membership is free!
Urban areas are a mecca for shopping, browsing, exploring, eating and drinking. But how is one to find all them during the daily grind from point A to point B with our faces buried in our smartphones?
Word of mouth has always been the best advertiser. Social media takes word of mouth beyond conversations over the water cooler and to the internet, and the widest social network a person likely has.