Monthly Archives: March 2012

iheart

Our group spent a lot of time at the iheart cafe in Thessaloniki, Greece, mainly because we knew the owners. I really liked the design of the cafe and how it correlated with the graphic design. Oh how I miss their delicious coffee..

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The Graffiti of Greece

I was surprised to see so much street art in Greece. Practically ever building is covered. The cafe that we spent a lot of time at had to paint over the graffiti one day while we were there.

I have a strong appreciation for street art, but there was such an overwhelming amount in Thessaloniki that it was a little much for my taste.

However, here are some of my favorites.

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You’re going!

You're going!

Before I post lots of Greece related things, I wanted to reflect on how much I loved this poster for Local Live Music Night. I personally dislike clowns, but the use of the Reel Big Fish album cover “Cheer Up” completely rocked this design! It stood out so much in comparison to the others around campus. The “Local Live Music” typeface is awesome as well; totally made the poster. Great job Reeve Marketing!

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Thessaloniki, Greece

Today I leave for Thessaloniki, Greece where I will be serving with Converge, a Chi Alpha campus group that I’m a part of. I’m super excited to see Biblical sites in Greece, be exposed to a new culture, and meet new people.

We will be talking to students at Aristotle University, working with the impoverished Roma gypsy people, and raising awareness of human sex trafficking. Greece is actually ranked third highest country in human trafficking. The organization we will be working with is the A21 Campaign. Check out their website and watch the video below. I’m inspired to make a difference and come back with stories to encourage others.

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Double Exposure & Underwater Ink

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I found some amazing photography on thisiscolossal.com. My favorites were the series of double exposures (Florian Imgrund) and underwater ink (Alberto Seveso).

Click the link to discover more amazing work!

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Swiss Punk

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I was trying to find some inspiration for my Punk design history layout/paper. I stumbled upon these two Swiss design concert posters. I am not a big fan of all Punk design, but I do enjoy these. For more inspiration, check out: http://graphicoptimism.com/2012/01/swissted-where-punk-meets-swiss-design/

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Portraits of Strangers – Danny Santos II

Portraits of Strangers - Danny Santos II

I saw her sitting on the stairs outside of a mall, talking with her friend. It seemed like a lively discussion. She was the first girl I’ve approached for this project. When I asked “Is it ok if I take your picture?” she comfortably said “Sure.” I was pleasantly surprised, but was still very nervous. As I took this photograph, I was actually struggling.. thinking: “Steadyyy… man, I hope she doesn’t notice my camera shaking.”

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If fonts were dogs..

If fonts were dogs..

This is great. I’m hysterical. Except now I’m kind of feeling bad for the Comic Sans dog..

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For all my font snobs out there

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I found this on Pinterest. (Seriously, how did I find inspiration without it?!) All the typefaces are awesome and there’s even more inspiration and fun on this blog right here: thehandmadehome.net. Good stuff, check it out friends!

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Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC

Apparently this photo cannot be turned to its proper, vertical orientation. Enjoy the interesting perspective!

I attended NACA 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although there wasn’t a lot to see (as a tourist) there was some pretty sweet architecture! This building glowed different colors every night. On this evening, it was blue and green.

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