After class Thursday I walked around the fine arts building's second floor and sketched a map of the floorplan. What were those architects thinking? In the past four years I've had six different classes on that floor, and I still managed to find a corner I didn't know existed. All in all, the floor seemed a bit abandoned, and I really feel sorry for all the profs who have those cell-sized offices. The room numbering system makes no sense. In the what I recently learned to be MFA section of rooms, I found room numbers 295a, 295b, 295c, 295d and 295f. I spent about five minutes looking for 295E in all the logical spots and even some illogical. Someone let me know if it's found.
I'd really like to see some color in the halls and hanging signs labeled "Offices," "Art History," "Drawing," "University Publications" and "MFA Program." But instead on writing ON these single-colored, metal signs, the type would be cut out (Is the word "laser cut"?) and below a dominant symbol for the area. Ex.: a graduation cap for MFA and pencil for Drawing.
Posted by Erika Nuñez at 11:10 PM
I really don't like what template I landed on in the wee hours of this morning. And why is that apple not showing. I'm looking at it on a PC in IE, but really, though, it's a jpeg image. Why isn't it showing? Robert, let me know if you have trouble seeing it. The title should be "(Apple symbol) + S"
Hopefully I'll have time to tweak this stuff this weekend.
Posted by Erika Nuñez at 5:20 PM
While researching for my presentation in Ad Design about Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, I came across American Copywriters, "a blog about a podcast about advertising and other stuff people think about too much." I think this will be one I try to frequent. I like the humor.
Posted by Erika Nuñez at 1:11 AM
It took me forever to figure out Blogger doesn't like Safari. Here I was thinking something was wrong with my iMac because things were taking way to long to upload. The plus side, I suppose, is that the frustration moved me over to the PC to give it a try and I noticed my title wasn't showing right. The apple was a question mark or box indicating it was unrecognizable. So I popped in an image for the header to make sure it'd show. It really looks like crap, and I'll have to spend more time on it later. Just wanted to make sure the title got across ok. I'm also working on a better pic/avatar. Photobucket has this Meez beta avatar creator. Unfortunately its bugs aren't worked out yet, and I can't get it to upload.
Posted by Erika Nuñez at 12:00 AM
Here's the five I planned to bring to class. First up are logos, then animal symbols for a zoo's way-finding system, then a magazine cover for Print magazine that illustrates "the state of design" (in this case, many are fishing for unique ideas), then is my spin on the famous cherry sours candy project, and last is one magazine ad from a campaign of five for Match.com.
Posted by Erika Nuñez at 7:51 PM
I've never had a class require me to keep a blog. Pretty neat idea. And I'm so thankful MySpace and Facebook were discouraged. I must be the only person I know who absolutely hates MySpace. Everything about it frustrates me.
Online Design. I'm looking forward to this class. I still feel like I haven't found an area of visual communication I want to specialize in, and I'm hoping this Web stuff will really grab me. Right now, I don't know enough about it to know whether I'll truly enjoy it yet, but I'm thinking I will. I got my first glimpse of Web work this summer by creating a daily Recipe of the Day newsletter for a newspaper using basic HTML coding, and after that, programming sounds a bit interesting. I'm really psyched about getting experience with Dreamweaver and Flash because I know nothing about them. The course as a whole defintely sounds more diverse in projects than what I've heard of it from previous semesters. Web sites, cell phones, motion, interactivity. It'll be a good mix.
Posted by Erika Nuñez at 9:01 PM