iPhones, iPads, iPods, Androids, Windows, Mac, Tablets, Desktops, TVs, microwaves, toasters. It seems that everything these days has a browser and internet connection. …


How The Internet and Web 2.0 Have The Potential to Create Democracy in Graphic Design

Abstract

The graphic design industry is efficiently connected through platforms in new media. This connectivity perpetuates a dense community of sharing, critique and discourse that actively defines the contemporary graphic design zeitgeist. With the connectivity that the internet provides, discussions have become seemingly democratic, giving all participants a voice. However, new…


Being a daily rider of the public transportation system of Boston (MBTA) and also an frequent critiquer and contemplator of type, I have to wonder how the choices of designers such as Massimo Vignelli, and the inevitable copiers of the international typographic style, have done to the way users experience…


The Growth of Peer-To-Peer Product/Service Systems

The business & consumer world is undergoing a massive change. The slumping economy has caused family budgets and savings to drop dramatically. In turn this lowered amount of savings is hurting many businesses. The consumers disposable income has decreases, and they are not buying. The value of the American dollar…


Over the past fifty years the role of graphic design in society has changed. No longer is the designer known as the producer of just packaging, posters and generalized visuals for the masses. Rather graphic design has evolved into the role of shaping trends and styles for popular culture. Graphic…


When discussing the way we communicate there are several structures in use. The verbal system in which we talk and hear uses sound to make that connection. The visual communication structure relies on the eyes to make a connection of ideas. But when you make an attempt to cross these…


The First Baptist Church, a half-block sized Greek Revival structure built in 1833, is located on Chippewa Square in Savannah. This is Savannah’s oldest standing house of worship. The sanctuary was enlarged in 1839, improved from time to time, and completely renovated in 1921. The most recent renovations were in…


On East 35thStreet in Savannah there is a worn and dirty block long building that dates back to 1923. …


Sustainability solutions come from some very unlikely places. One such solution can be found on a side street is an old, dirty building with a large open garage bay and a heavy, rusty entrance door. Inside, 80 years of grime and wear and factory use are evident in the scarred…


So I am coming to the end of a long process. I had recently applied to several graduate schools earlier this year with intensions to continue my education in design. I applied to some schools that were way out of my league and some schools that I was much more comfortable with getting accepted to. When the results came back I became confronted with a huge decision.

Currently I am between two schools that have very different programs and are located at very different places in the US.

California College of the Arts is located in San Francisco. They have accepted me into their MFA-design program which has a very conceptual approach to the theory of design…

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