This poster designed by Ben Barry uses the layer, compound shape, and correspondence principles. The layering of circles along with the print of the snake wrapped around a branch creates depth along with compound shapes. The snake being transparent helps with the layering as well as making new shapes with the circle backgrounds. Correspondence is used because the circles in the background are similar shapes along with color, and since the colors overlay each other, they create new colors. Each circle also have smaller circles in them, creating a radial effect.


Reading Response 1

After reading the articles, it reinforced my ideas about Graphic Design. I've seen what Graphic Design can be and the articles just expand and support my knowledge of the topic. I liked the section on style in the article written by Hiebert because it described style as being something different from what I usually thought of it as. I didn't realize that it could have cons as well, like it "is easier to parody than to 'birth' a new form". I also liked the section about how Graphic Design can cross boundaries into other media because I love being able to work with different materials and still use my design skills as well.

Why Graphic Design?

Walking into a photography studio located in Saigon, Vietnam in 2006 opened my eyes to the world of Photoshop and what it can do. I actually started messing around with the Creative Suite few years back, maybe my first year of high school or earlier, but never making something spectacular. After seeing it in action with a professional was different though. I remember the first thing that popped into my head was, "Wow. I want to be doing that. That is so cool." So here I am, pursuing Design hoping that one day, I'll be as good as that man in that studio, fixing photographs (and doing more of course). I didn't know much about art and I'm terrible at drawing (still am) but I'm slowly getting the hang of it. Graphic Design is something I love doing and I hope to make a career out of it.