#1 — Typography.
This is my locker name tag from my freshman year at Monnmouth University, where I (obviously) played field hockey! I have always loved this- not only because it represents the hard work I put in to get there + the opportunity I had been given, but to me, it’s attractive to the eye.
The use of typograpy is great here. It’s intimidating in a way, communicates strongly, and it shows that it represents something important.
In addition, the “secondary fonts”, or the fonts below and above my name, accent the primary font well. They’re not too weak, but not too stronng to overcome my name.
I also like how my name is the biggest text (not to sound cocky). It shows that it is MY locker, and when you look around the locker room you will see the names on the tags over the other texts. To me, this represents the fact that we are all individuals, making up small pieces to this team.
I had a hard time with this one, but I definitely wanted to find something that I could use under this category. I chose a big, yummy salad I made for myself and my roommates this week.
This is aesthetically pleasing to me! They say that unbalanced images can make the viewer feel uncomfortable — but I think this one is just the opposite. Yes, the strawberries could be placed in a more symmetrical pattern. However, the bowl filled with spinach is balanced, as the spinach leaves are spread out nicely through the bowl. In addition, the feta is not completely spread about, but it is nicely concentrated in the center of the salad (same with the strawberries, with some scattered about beyond that).
#3 — Color.
These are flowers I received this week from my boyfriend, lucky me! I immediately thought of color and how well the pink, baby pink, yellow, and greens compliment eachother in this bouqet of flowers! The colors are similar in their contrast, so they look really good along side one another. The yellow maybe doesn’t belong so much, but the pops of yellow in this bouqet are what make it really beautiful to me.
#4 — Dominance.
So, as I read about dominance, I tried to look around and find a BAD design of dominance, just for kicks. However, I seriously could not find any! I looked at tags on clothes, signs, logos on water bottles, business cards, etc. So, credit is due to the graphic designers of the world! Anyways, I settled on this logo design on one of my folders. I think it’s super simple, but strong. The fact that “FIVE STAR” is written in capital letters and is a little bit larger than the actual 5 stars underneath of it shows that “it’s all in the name”! This attractive, powerful logo is the reason why 5 star is the leading product when it comes to school supplies. I have always loved it because of it’s sleek look and dominance it asserts — it almost makes me feel as if I will get my work done quicker and more accurately! 🙂