Archive for the ‘Graphic Design’ Category

Toy Story + Inception = Vacuum AWESOMENESS

Monday, January 10th, 2011

This awesome LG Kompressor Elite Commercial had me sitting on the edge of my seat. Would the barbie-in-distress fall pray to the monsters below? Would the ever so adorable young Kate and Leo-esque dolls have their “promise me you will never let go” moment? Enters LG’s Kompressor Elite as the music reaches its climax and I could finally relax every muscle in my body. Joking aside, this is a pretty awesome video! I mean at the first time I watched this I said to myself, “Sweet! A new must see movie.” I totally didn’t see “vacuum cleaner” coming… Kudos LG, best vacuum commercial EVER!

Great Ad

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

While I am not sure that this would be the ideal lubircant and I certainly would throw up a “do not try this at home” disclosure, this certainly is what the Tin Man was looking for when he first saw Dorthy… I thought that this as was rather clever. Thoughts? ;-)

The New Gap?!?

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Always all but too eager to gloat the fact that they were founded in 1969 (though often leaving off the “19”), Gap some how thought that it would be a good idea to change their logo… Now this is not always a bad idea, but Gap is very well know for it’s visual identity. This 180 flop is NOT for the better. You can see where they were headed and I get the idea, modern, more sleek and contemporary, but this is a huge swing and a miss. What is that smudge behind the P? Is that the former gap blue square running away from the hideous new logo, and the fade is supposed to be a streak of color since it is running so fast? Absolutely terrible. My students make better stuff then this their first week of Illustrator. Not only is Gap pulling away from an identity that was so strong that just a bark blue square invokes the Gap name, but they moved to complete garbage. The closest comparison that I can think of is the the Tropicana switch back in February 2009. Tropicana on the other hand at least made a new sleek and aesthetically pleasing layout, the only folly there was the move from the visual identity that apparently everyone loved (seen by the steep sales drop). Someone is going to get fired over at Gap…

Adobe CS5

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Being in the Graphic Design world how could I not offer my two cents about the amazing new Creative Suite from Adobe? Check out the movie clips to see exactly how these features work. I will drool a little over some of the highlights of the hotness and offer my opinion of what’s new and what’s better? (more…)