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Oh Lord, won’t you buy me…

an Audi R8??? PLEASEEEEEE!

Chocolate Advertisements

A requirement for the magazine project is to design an advert and as my magazine is based on the environment and making the planet greener and a better place, I decided to design a fairtrade chocolate advert. I couldn’t find any fairtrade adverts, but I managed to find some general food advertisements including:
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Environmental Magazines.

Here are a few Environmental Magazines I can use for inspiration and influences.

Audubon—————California Wild———Canadian Geographic——-Conscious Choice

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E————————–Ecologist—————Green Futures————–World Watch

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Absolut Ads

I love the Absolut Vodka Ads – They are soo clever, quirky and fun. Here are a few of the 100’s to choose from:

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Nina Chakrabarti

I discovered this artist in the book, ‘Hand to Eye’. Nina Chakrabarti is an illustrator who works using pens, felt tips, biros, pencils, inks and her Apple Mac. Her work is intricate and detailed, and has been used by many different well-known companies, including Topshop.

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Apple

Ok… although I love everything about Apple, their ipods, macs – even the logo, but why do they have to release new models soooooo often??? I bought an ipod nano to go on holidays during the summer, and 2 weeks later the new ipod nano came out. So annoying. But hey, thats how the cookie crumbles! Anyways, think my mum wants the new ipod touch for christmas. We saw it in Cardiff on the weekend and it is amazing – how technology has changed! Here it is anyway..

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Magazine Covers

Posted in Aesthetics,Communication,Imagery,Magazines,Selling Power,Typography by emz2687 on October 3, 2007

Whats the saying… ‘Never read a book by its cover’. But of course we do. And I suppose it’s the same with magazines. You are obviously more likely to buy a magazine that appeals to you and matches interests that you have. Here are a few I’ve just stumbled accross!

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COLOR Magazine

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Wallpaper Magazine

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Print Magazine

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I.D Magazine

Hello!

Its time to start blogging! Or so I’m told! My plan here is to extend my knowledge of all thing knowledgable within design. Over the next year I aim to use my blog as an online diary to record all my experiences concerning design.

Although the theme of this semester is ‘Surviving the 21st Century’, my plan is to investigate as much as possible – relevant to both the theme and to my interests! I’m going to look, listen, see and read EVERYTHING, and plan to make a collection of ANYTHING that may be of use.

I’m looking forward to travelling this journey into knowledge and understanding, hoping creativity, inspiration and influences will give me the ability and drive to design bigger and better things!