Tuesday, December 6, 2011

a powerful experience....WAM!


This semester we focused on community based work in our studio. Some worked on designing the lobby space of the Greensboro Historical Museum and successfully portraying an identity. Another section of the group worked with the interior of the Industries of the Blind and designing across multiple senses. I was part of the team that worked to create a beautiful cabinet for the Weatherspoon Art Museum.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum gift shop is tucked away in a little corner of the lobby, and therefore, is often overlooked. The cabinet would take the merchandise out of the confines of the gift shop, and lead vistors in. Frank Cheney developed the shell of a cabinet, and my group and I helped it evolve and come into existence. 

These are the pages of the book Hailey and I put together  of our process throughout the project:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Signage Precedent Study


This sign, though faded, clearly advertises Coke.  This font, color and image have come together to create an identity for the product.

This sign is easily readable from the street and seems to work cohesively with its surroundings

This room sign gives a clear idea of the purpose of the room, utilizing text and a graphic. I find this sign functional and appealing.

This sign is clearly seen because of its large scale, and easily read due to its simple font. 

This room sign has an interesting and pleasing design, but gives the text the top of the hierarchy. 

Monday, November 7, 2011