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Wine Label Design

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Exquisite Custome: 40 Wine Labels That’ll Delight You

For my senior project I created a fictional wine company, where I made all the packaging desgin. Including the bottle labels, gift and package box, coasters, and wine tags. This website really helped me see creative wine designs. It really pushed me to create a whole theme for my wine company.

-Lisbeth

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“Don’t think ab…

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol

This quote is something that I’ve come to relate to my artist experience. I spend so much time over thinking my craft. If it’s good enough? Could it be done better? Through these courses I’ve come to learn that art is anything. It’s open for interpretation. Yes aesthetics is what make it good, but my confidence is what makes it great while.

free template maker

http://www.ideogram.nl/boxmaker/

 

This website is for free online template maker. On my senior project I need to make 5 different boxes for my t-shirt packaging, it’s pretty hard to find the right size of template for packaging.
On this website you can customized the width, height and length in three different unit (inches, centimeters, millimeters)  for your gift box, card box or envelop. After you customized it, it will show you the template for you to download it.
I really like about the website because it does all the math and drawing work for you, all you need to do is type in the sized for your box.

The deleted City

Deleted city

Deleted city

The piece entitled “The Deleted City” is work created by Richard Vijgen using a large database of sources. To understand the context of this New Media artwork we much first look into its history which is the base and its source called GeoCities. Geocities was originally started as a metaphor of a virtual city where users could place their page in a certain city based on the context of their page. For example tech related sites would be placed in “Silicon Valley” or entertainment would fall in the “Hollywood” category. However these locations were just categories, the cities served as nothing more than a metaphor for the directory or folder a page was under. Years later in 2009 social networking sites such as

Myspace and Facebook had become popular to the extent where Geocities had been shut down. By this point in time however approximately 38

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million pages had already been created. The shutdown prompted a number of archival teams to save the pages and data accumulated; the most successful one saved 650 gigabytes worth of data and released it in the form of a torrent. Inspired by the idea of a virtual data city artist Richard Vijgen set out to build “The Deleted City”.  The Deleted City was just that, an abandoned neighborhood of pages, midi file, gifs, and other image files/data presented in the form of an architectural city map. Zoomed out on the touch screen the user can see they city environment as if looking at an aerial map. Using the touch screen interface the user can then zoom in to block level down to the individual page and file. What Richard Vijgen essentially did was create an actual virtual city with the residents being the files themselves, no longer are places metaphors for the directories but rather actual physical places within a virtual environment.  The sizing of cities and neighborhoods are based off of the amount of actual pages and files and zooming to the page level will automatically start the midi file associated with that page.  Vijgen originally wanted to find a gallery to display this work in but believes that an iPad application may work  just as well. This work has some interesting aspects to it; it uses an archive of items and creates a virtual environment to walk through. Not only does the visual structure set this apart but his work also serves as a historical record of the internet.

Sources:

http://deletedcity.net/

http://rhizome.org/artbase/artwork/53493/

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-09/27/the-deleted-city

http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/26/the-deleted-city-visualizes-geocities-as-it-was-today/

DIY Bracelets and Logo Designs

For my senior project I’m creating a fictional bracelet company with a focus on handmade one of a kind jewelry pieces. I found that Pinterest was really helpful when I was coming up this the bracelet designs and how to go about making them. As for the logo I found youthedesigner.com helpful as well as  looking at Levi’s recent hanging tag design.

Levi's watercolor

http://www.youthedesigner.com/2011/02/10/33-cool-logo-design-inspiration-you-should-check/

-Suki

Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

What first got my attention when thinking about my senior project were the skies on Van Gogh’s paintings. But then when I looked deeply into “Starry Night” (in particular) I loved the sensation of its busy messiness yet a well put together composition both that really inspired me.

The composition of this painting is marked by the presence of the cypresses, which rise like two black flames on a starry sky with the moon in the background. The horizon line is low, giving prominence to the sky. The imposing presence of the cypress trees on the left is balanced by that of the moon on the right and his brushwork at this stage was still thick and long, but it had evolved into large
spirals and swirls, which intensified the sense of drama in his works. There is a contrast between the cypress, verticality, and horizontality in the starry sky’s paint strokes that I also used on my project.

Illustration tutorial

http://sxeven.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0#/d4jjdze

I am a fan of this artist’s work, his style of painting and theme of illustration. The above link demonstrates his painting and sketching tutorial. My senior project’s theme is similar to this artist’s work of art. Mostly illustrating and projecting a sense of heroism and magnificence.

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This book was a crucial utility to the process of my Senior Project this quarter (Winter) at CSUEB. Many Artists like, Alex Pardee, Kelsey Brookes, David Choe, Grotesk, and many others are all present within it’s pages. My Project was for an electronic, glitch, musician, known as 83LV. I have created original art and designs for the Artist’s, Logo, CD Label, various marketing assets, Inlays for the CD booklet, Back of Tray Card and Spines, CD Sleeve/O-card and Spines, Press Kit Biography Layout and Content, Record Label Logo and Name, and finally, Merchandise (Hoodie).

The Loyalist

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Travel Photography Inspiration

My senior project was based on a travel magazine, where I was inspired by many photographers and their travels around the world. One of these photographers is Gavin Gough who is a freelance travel photographer living in Thailand and travels. Gavin makes a living creating stock photography, which can been seen in many publications such as the New York Times and National Geographic.  www.gavingough.com

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Another photographer that inspired me to create a travel magazine (ebook) is Tom Robinson. His photography is absolutely phenomenal. Tom’s main focus is based on portraiture and landscapes. Landscape photography is definitely a favorite of mine and seeing work like Tom’s and Gavin’s  really inspires me to go out and travel the world for myself. www.tomrobinsonphotography.com

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-RYAN ANDERSON

Maurits Cornelis Escher

Maurits Cornelis Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972), usually referred to as M. C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellations. Below here is the best website of M.C. Escher. http://www.mcescher.com/

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