Monday, February 28, 2011

The colors and composition of this book cover are quite stunning. I love the juxtaposition of textures and the unexpectedly hued foliage. The title and other text is left very stark and simple, so as not to compete with the fascinating image.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Heye Group T-Shirt

I thought this image by the Heye Group was apropos considering our current project. I like its starkness and simplicity.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

John E. Kaufmann's image "Reflections of the Shire" was created entirely in Photoshop. In the past he had done illustrations exclusively in airbrush and acrylic paint, but found that he could create even better effects using Photoshop.
I love the way he captured the feel of Hobbiton reflected in Bilbo's doorknob. The unusual viewpoint is homey and mysterious at the same time.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This poster by Harry Pearce graphically portrays Burma's plight and its need for help. The placement of the burning letters gives the impression that they are also falling, like crumbling rafters.

All viewers know the danger of fire, and seeing the state of the name Burma creates curiosity. The word "Burma" is very similar to the word "burn", and the charring letters on fire creates the visual illusion of a sentence: "Burma is burning". It rivets the attention, and draws the viewer in to read the much smaller text for more details.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Six Blocks" by Craig Cutler is strong and beautiful for its simplicity. Being in black and white, the artist's use of space and texture shows that one does not always need color to make a striking image.