This goes to show how the simplest of all ideas can make something big. Don’t under-estimate silly ideas — because in the end, it may bite you back in the ass.
Take this idea from State Of The Obvious. Just a simple idea (consumerism and brand conscious) with the use of type and everyday items, and turn them into marketing magic. The products are simple and the idea is unique.
They explain that these designs are the result of consumerism in our current society: “With consumerism at an all time high and brand image playing an ever more important role in consumers buying choices, we felt an overwhelming desire to challenge what has become ‘The Norm’.”
Geography has taken on a new style and look. These typographic maps by Axis Maps are intricately created using type instead of linear drawings. Every letter is manually placed. Could you just imagine the people creating these maps? That’s a lot of man hours, patience, and dedication!
It kind of looks confusing, but the design is awesome!
Yessss! The German 80 shirts rose to the occasion! Everybody loved it, especially my grandpa. When he got to the door, he was certainly surprised at what he saw right before his eyes: all of us were sporting the shirts and singing “Happy Birthday.” Nothing can top that!
If you know my grandpa, he usually wears this shirt my mother got him from Orlando, FL some years ago. Well, it’s just a shirt that says “Orlando”, and he wears it quite often. Hopefully with this custom-made shirt, this will become his favorite apparel to wear. But then again, it could go the other way. He may not want to wear it because it may fade, and the novelty will “wear off.”
It doesn’t really matter what he does. He loved the shirt, and that’s all that matters.
Last Friday morning was my last class ever at good ol’ SJSU [San Jose State University], and then good-bye school FOR-E-VER! Our Senior Project graphic design professor gave us a really awesome present which included our Thriving portraits and our Life Intentions. Looks like she spent a lot of time creating and binding them for 20+ students.
Yessss!!! I finally got my shirts printed and ready for distribution. Everyone in the family already paid for them, and so all we have to do is wear the German 80 with pride.
I guess you’re wondering where this shirt is supposed to be worn. Is it for a cause? Well, not exactly. It’s a celebratory shirt for my grandfather’s 80th birthday in two weeks! And to commemorate this event, we all decided that it would be fun to get tshirts printed! You’ll be seeing us sport these shirts in two weeks!
It’s always nice to see something I created be used or worn. Especially if it’s mass-produced?! I mean, what better way to market yourself, right?
And again….it doesn’t stop here! This is only the beginning.
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