Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Brainard’

Friday Hot Links

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Happy Friday! We want to share some interesting articles and stories shared online by the SVACE faculty and community.

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A Bug’s Death (via Adweek): Volkswagen’s deception undoes generations of great ads. (via Kevin Brainard)

Tinybop for Tots (WIRED): A new app for kids uses stunning illustrations and physics-based animation to encourage Earth exploration. (via MFA Visual Narrative)

Mexico’s Monarch (Print Magazine): Peter Kuper discusses Ruins, his opus graphic novel about Oaxaca, Mexico. (via Steven Heller)

 

Friday Hot Links

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Happy Friday! We want to share some interesting articles and stories shared online by the SVACE faculty and community.

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Now I Know my ABCs (WIRED): Google’s goofy logo reflected a not-quite-mature web, Alphabet’s rational, bright red wordmark signals a growing-up phase. (via Kevin Brainard)

That’s Axe-ing a Lot (Creativity Online): Axe’s campaign splits target consumers into four segments, offering 25,000 permutations to each segment, or 100,000 in all. (via Mark Burk)

Fraterni-tea (Huffington Post): A tea ad in China depicts President Obama hugging North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (via Anni Irish)

Friday Hot Links

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Happy Friday! We want to share some interesting articles and stories shared online by the SVACE faculty and community.

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The GIF genius of a blind artist (Alfalfa Studio): Blind artist George Redhawk uses special software to create these surreal animated images. (via Rafael Esquer)

Self-censoring typeface (It’s Nice That): Designer Emile Kozole designs a typeface that automatically strikes through NSA “spook words.” (via Kevin Brainard)

YouTube vs. Periscope (Social Media Today): On the moral hazard of apps capitulating to vertical video violators. (via Mark Burk)

And while you’re here, be sure to check out the SVA MFA Illustration 30th Anniversary documentary, featuring SVACE faculty member Viktor Koen!

 

 

Friday Hot Links

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Happy Friday! We want to share some interesting articles and stories recommended from the SVACE faculty and community.

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Summer Harvest USPS Stamps (USPS): Designer Michael Doret has produced stamp designs resembling vintage fruit crate and seed packet labels! (via Ilene Strizver)

Coca-Cola’s un-logo (WIRED): Coca-Cola rolled out a limited-edition run of the new package design in Middle Eastern countries, erasing its famous script from its new cans. (via Kevin Brainard)

Photography Filters Cheat Sheet (Lifehacker): Here are eleven of the most useful photo filters, covering everything from protecting your lens and reducing reflections to adding unique effects that improve your shots. (via Matthew Richmond)

50 Most Controversial Movie Posters (Alfalfa Studio): How far will film producers go to get the public’s attention? See for yourself with this list! (via Rafael Esquer/Alfalfa Studio)

Restored Reports

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Kevin Brainard, SVACE design instructor, redesigned Consumer Reports in print! His firm, Area of Practice, modernized the venerable consumer journal and revitalized its design for a new audience. Print Magazine has a great interview between Kevin and Steven Heller. Kevin describes how the new design will function, appeal to its audience, and preserve the research behind each issue.  Here are some take-aways:


“Our goal was to create a magazine that functioned on multiple levels, drawing attention to the advocacy and giving readers a reason to return for more than product reviews. We felt that the organization’s lesser-known and highly influential advocacy work would resonate with a broader and younger audience.”

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“The content is what makes the publication great. We wanted to honor the painstaking research that goes into creating that content all while telling each story in the most compelling way possible.”

See more images at Kevin’s website.