Branding and Critiques

Branding and Critiques

It seems that my interest in design and culture extends past Christmas music and Audrey Hepburn. As part of my newfound appreciation of music that surpasses past pop, southern rock, and Broadway, I have taken an appreciation to 88.5 KURE, located in Ames, Iowa. While I remain partial to my Iowa Hawkeyes, I have to admit the Cyclones have a decent radio station going for them. The only reason I even started tuning in, I’ll admit, is because of a friend mentioning a radio show that he puts on. From here, I introduce a…

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The American Culture

Frank Sinatra: Ole' Blue Eyes

The Great American Culture

Today was a sad day for me. As I sat in my marketing class, I was discussing the many amazing things that American culture has brought into the world, including some musicians that I believe every human being with any idea of what the American culture is, should know about. Of course some of my top choices included Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, and ole’blue eyes himself…Frank Sinatra, one of my personal favorites. In my group discussion, I had a few international students and a mixture of students from the U.S.

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Color Blocking

Color Blocking

I find that since selfies are so popular in today’s society, that a self-portrait of myself was due for come color blocking, a common trend I see in my school. Tell me what you think, is color blocking the next big thing, or am I merely a block head for trying it out? Color blocking includes my glasses, pale skin, and red lips per usual. Is color what makes the picture? Or maybe it’s the simplistic lines that are created with the blocking? I don’t know why I’ve noted this trend, or even if it’s important, but maybe, just maybe,…

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Classic Beauty

Classic Beauty

These are my first really publish-worthy pieces that I created using Photoshop and Illustrator on my laptop. As a part of my attempt to challenge my Adobe skills, I like to look to Pinterest to find quick and easy tutorials that I can do on my own with some assistance and advice from my wonderful classmates. As a personal role model, I chose the classic and elegant Audrey Hepburn as my muse and used one of her classic profile portraits as the basis for my design. I have created two different photos, using brightness and opacity as…

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Ana

Ana

The Masked Phantom Strikes Again.” I read aloud. I hold the paper in front of me, my friends circled around me, drinking their tea, and listening intently. “The Masked Phantom has been reported as being seen by 13 eyewitnesses at The Boulevard, a swank hotel, stealing the crystal lights from the honeymoon ballroom. Authorities are befuddled by the thefts, but assure the public that the Masked Phantom is no harm to the general population and will be caught shortly.

Mary, my closest friend, and cousin, looks at…

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