Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I think this is an interesting advertisement for skittles. I usually don't like the big directional lines but I think they work well in this form. The big lines enforce the "xtreme"ness of the bubble gum skittles and the lines create an explosion of fruity goodness. I think the font is arial rounded.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

HSBC Investments

This is an advertisement for HSBC investments. I'm assuming they're saying if you invest a little money into them or their companies that your money will grow and you'll be able to buy a car. The car is covered with different months which further enforces the idea of saving monthly. I believe the font used is Helvetica. I think it does a good job at getting their point across, whether or not you actually get enough money to afford a car is another story.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

NY Times advertisement

This is an advertisement for the New York Times' Turkish edition. They have notable landmarks from Manhattan and Istanbul recreated in a typographic manner. It's created in a way that allows the viewer to tour through the two cities. I think it's very well done and creates an awesome effect that really grabs your attention and makes you look deeper into the image. It looks like they've used a few different types of font but it still works well.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


But he didn't shoot no ITC.

This is a poster by graphic designer Tom Gabor. I believe the font is Times New Roman. I think it's a funny/nerdy poster but I also like the way it's done. The big S grabs your eye and the words under it are just the right size. I also like how the background isn't pure white and looks like it has some texture to it. I somehow found it while searching for Swiss and International design though I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with either, thank you Google Images. It led me to the designer's website.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"I love you like kings love queens, like a gay geneticist loves designer 'jeans' "

Bo Burnham is probably my favorite singing comedian out there. His lyrics are full of puns, science, and history jokes that allow you to listen to the song numerous times while hearing new jokes with each play. 

 I was looking the dvd up to buy it but when I saw the image I thought it would be perfect for a blog picture. The DVD is called WORDS WORDS WORDS so I think the image is fitting as it is indeed a bunch of words making up his picture. I'm really drawn to text-heavy designs like these because it pulls you in and makes ou look at the image longer, trying to figure out what the words are saying and how small they get.

What the font says the typeface used is "TVNord Condensed" which I haven't heard of before, or Futura Condensed. But I feel as though it is indeed the TV Nord font because of the O. In the title it is flatter on the bottom, the O in Futura is more pointy.