16 03, 2011

Made You Look!

2011-10-24T01:02:41-07:00March 16, 2011|Advertising, Branding, Graphic Design, Marketing, Value of Good Design|

Part 2 on the Elements of Good Design

Lamborghini Driving Ad

Do you ever stop to look at an ad in a magazine, billboard or newspaper just because it looks great?

That’s what advertisers are hoping – even if you’re not the target market.

Getting folks to stop and look at a printed ad or an online banner ad is the name of the game. Some marketing executives estimate we are bombarded by […]

9 03, 2011

Sunday – NOT in the Park – But at My Desk

2011-10-24T01:14:38-07:00March 9, 2011|Advertising, Branding, Graphic Design, Marketing, Value of Good Design|

Part 1 on the Elements of Good Design

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

George:
“Order”
“Design”
“Tension”
“Composition”
“Balance”
“Light”
Dot, I cannot read this word.

Dot (she looks at the notebook):
“Harmony”

These were George Seurat’s words in Stephen Sondheim’s fabulous musical, “Sunday in the Park with George.” Between his stunning painting (one of my favorites) and his notes above, it pretty much summarizes what you need to know about design.

What? Not […]

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