Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Colour Psychology part1

Red is an emotionally intense color. Red is
associated with love, danger, desire, speed, strength, violence, anger, stop signs and blood. Red also attracts a lot attention.


Orange invokes feelings of balance excitement
enthusiasm, vibrancy, and warmth. Orange is a very energetic colour that is very attention getting. orange can symbolize autumn leaves, pumpkins and Halloween

Yellow is cheerful sunny and is an attention getter. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration and it also speeds up metabolism.


Purple represents royalty, spirituality, nobility, ceremony, mystery, transformation, wisdom, enlightenment, cruelty, arrogance, mourning. Purple is considered an exotic colour.

Green represents nature, environment, health, good luck, renewal, youth, vigor, spring, generosity, fertility, jealousy, inexperience, envy, and misfortune. Green soothes, calms, and has great healing powers(hospitals).

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Word Art

two images of james bond from the 'casino royale' cover using text from the opening theme song

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cool Design Website

Design Observer

This website has a lot of writings about a huge range of different aspects of design and culture.
It also has a shit load of links to other sites about design and culture.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

5 good designs

i like this image because of the way the image draws your eye around it. the first thing you see is the light through the clouds then you notice the red fiery clouds in the background then the house with the lights at the bottom. it is then you realize that there is light coming through the clouds at night. i just thought this was a very clever image.

I really like the juxtaposition in this image, it is a skull that is breaking, it almost looks like its exploding, but everything is so sleek and smooth. I also like how all the broken fragments don't look broken they don't even look like the could connect up with the other pieces, some sort of look like liquid. i also like that it is a black skull on a white background. it is a very unique picture.

i like this design because it parodies/references the apple software and products but still has its own style. i think the screwed up yellow paper really stands out because it is surrounded by a lot of dull smooth things, and it really appeals to me. (sorry if i offended anyone).

Monday, February 9, 2009