VC501 – Design Manifesto: Final Poster Design

I’ve produced four A1 poster designs for the manifesto. Poster 1 – A simplistic poster, but its still quite dynamic. The vertical lines make you focus more on the text. I wanted to engage the viewer more with the text, so reflected it to make it harder to decipher. Poster 2 – The idea for … Continue reading

VC501 – Design Manifesto: Poster Development

This post contains a selection of development thumbnails, concepts and further ideas. I inked up the following illustration of a child holding a gun and a teddy bear as a background image (and a focal point) for my design manifesto poster. The stark imagery, I had hoped, would emphasize any messages contained within the manifesto … Continue reading

VC501 – Design Manifesto: Thinking Simple

Examples of simplistic poster designs.

VC501 – Design Manifesto: Swiss International Typographic Style Design Influences

From left to right: Hofmann, Armin – EL: Kunsthalle Basel (1961), Ballmer, Walter – Stile Olivetti (1961), Bill, Max – Max Bill: Galerie du Perron (1961). From left to right: Mormerat, P – Cizano Vermouth (1961), Hofmann, Armin – Stadt Theater Basel (1961), Mavignier, Almir – gruppe enne (1963). From left to right: Muller-Brockmann, Josef … Continue reading

VC501 – Design Manifesto: Generic Inspiring Design and Design Style Influences

These scans are from the following books: Feierabend, P (2007). Graphic Design. Denmark: Feierabend Unique Bergstrom, B (2008). Essentials of Visual Communication. UK: Laurence King Chen, J (2006). Fingerprint: The Art of Using Handmade Elements in Graphic Design. Canada: Chen Design Associates Poynor, R. Vaughn Oliver: Visceral Pleasures From left to right: Finest/Magma Brand Design … Continue reading

VC501 – Design Manifesto: Generic Inspiring Poster Design

These are examples of poster designs which I think are creative and inspiring.

VC501 – Design Manifesto: Half Price Society (My Design Manifesto)

Please note that the name of the manifesto was changed from ‘Blah!’ to ‘Half Price Society’. You can download my design manifesto below: Half Price Society: An Anti-Consumerism Manifesto (PDF): Half Price Society Design Manifesto   Half Price Society: An Anti-Consumerism Manifesto Consumerism is dead. Advertisements are screaming at us from every angle, telling us … Continue reading

VC501 – Design Manifesto: Manifesto Layout Examples

This collection of manifestos and manifesto related posters I think are interesting. I like the use of complex and layered typography, this create a drone-like feeling, which is the same feeling I get from consumerism, like someone is screaming at me, and each section of text is a spoken word such as “buy buy buy … Continue reading

VC501 – Design Manifesto: Where Advertising is Heading

I believe advertising will become more traditional, and much less specific. Ads will be varied, non-conformative, they will be as simple or as complex as required. Gridded arrangements don’t have to be followed,  but the advertisements must have an honest approach. They will contain no subliminal messages and won’t lecture us socially. Companies will advertise … Continue reading

VC501 – Design Manifesto: Where Design Is Heading

I believe consumerism will come to an end this century. Design will treat consumerism like it’s unwanted sister, kept away in a draw somewhere. We will see plenty of anti-design and anti-consumerism, most of this is already emerging. Designers such as Jonathan Barnbrook (who signed the First Things First 2000 manifesto) are already creating anti-design, … Continue reading