2D Creative Thinking Project 3 Evaluation

  • I think my final logo has had a lot of thought to it and it works very well.
  • If I were to improve it I would make it wider.
  • What I didn’t like about this project was having to come up with lots of designs.
  • What I did like about this project was the freedom to come up with any style of logo I wanted to create.
  • I felt like I did not spend enough time on this project. If I spent more time I think I could have come up with some different versions of my final logo.

Digitally Made Logo

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This is my logo for the charity, British Legion. When I created this I tried to improve the shape of the design as it looked stretched. I like that this design is simple and noticeable to the real charity. In my logo you can pinpoint what it could relate to unlike the original which doesn’t without background knowledge. If I were to improve this logo I would make it wider as it still looks a bit stretched.

Charity Logo Research

This is the Greenpeace logo. It is a symbol logo and it is very sophisticated as the world is literally in someone’s hand. This suggests that the charity is a caring one. There is only two colours used in the logo which are green and white. The logo is green because that is the natural colour of Earth.

This is P.E.T.A.’s logo which is a symbol logo. The logo immediately tells us what the charity relates to through illustration. P.E.T.A. aims to prevent animals from suffering. The colours used in this logo are a harmonious blue and white.

This is Amnesty International’s logo. It is a symbol logo which suggests isolation because of the barbed wire. It also suggests loneliness as the logo contains a small lit candle. The colours used are contrasting colours which are black and yellow. Black suggests darkness and yellow suggest lightness.

This is the Manx Blind Welfare Society’s logo and it is a symbol logo. It is a logo that works very well and is very clear to what the charity is about as the logo contains an eye and the charity is about blind welfare. The colours used are black and pink.

This is the Crossroads Care logo. It is a name logo

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This is the Isle of Man Hospice logo. It’s a name and symbol logo

This is the British Red Cross logo and it is a name and symbol one.

This is Help for Heroes’ logo. It’s a name and symbol logo

This is Oxfam’s logo and it is a symbol logo only.

This logo belongs to the M.S.P.C.A. and is a name and symbol logo.

This is the W.W.F. logo which is a symbol logo

The is The Royal British Legion logo. It is a name and symbol logo and the logo suggests the charity is formal and sophisticated as it uses a serif font. The symbol is also a famous idea. The reason the logo is a poppy is because it was the first thing that grew back after the many bombs and explosives that went off in no man’s land during WW I. The colours used are blue, red and white.

This is WaterAid’s logo which is a name and symbol one. It is basic but it works as the the image is a water droplet and the text “Aid” is in blue, representing water and what they do, which is aid people with clean, safe water. The colours used are blue, which is used very effectively, and black.

This is the Salvation Army logo and it is a name and symbol one.  It is a traditional logo as it is a badge but the Salvation Army his military influences. The text is also in a sans serif font to take the formality down as it’s not an actually army, they want to be friendly to the people they help. The letters being in caps could also suggest the amount of seriousness that the charity aims to do.

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This logo belongs to Save the Children and it is a symbol logo.

2D Creative Thinking Project 2 Evaluation

  • I think my book cover designs are creative
  • If I were to change something I would add more detail to my designs
  • I think I took too long creating my designs
  • What I liked about this project was using ink  and newspaper to create some of my work
  • What I didn’t like about this project was using wire to create an eye, I found it difficult to make
  • If I were to do this project again I would come up with more designs and more detail to them

2D Creative Thinking Project 1 Evaluation

I think my final design is very creative and well thought out, apart from the casing. If I were to change anything about the final result it would be the casing. I am happy with the drawings I came up with and each design had about four variations within them. I analysed them well so I am certain I chose the correct designs. I took too long creating some of my designs but I believe it paid off because the final designs came out quite well. What I liked about this project was how the food could be designed into something creative. I liked the typography style and it didn’t make it boring. What I didn’t like about this project was creating the net of the casing to which my card designs would be placed in. I found the program too difficult to control and understand. If I were to do this project again I would use a different program to create my net in. Finally, I think my end result did actually work but I don’t think enough people would be attracted to it because of the casing. The content inside was good but not the content outside.

I Spy Book Research

This book is called Casino Royale and it was written by Ian Fleming. It is the first novel of the series about the service agent James Bond. The book is set in the contemporary period of the 1950s. The colours used in this cover are interesting. The use of black and it’s shine has made the man on the cover, James Bond, really stand out. The fonts used are serif and condensed, and at the top it is slighty italicized. I chose to research this book because it is very famous and I wanted to use the popular composition of the gun pointing at Bond. I like this cover because of the use of it’s composition has really made Bond stand out. What I don’t like about this cover is where the colour red has been placed on the gun barrel. It has somewhat made the top text unreadable.

The Eagle Has Landed is a book written by Jack Higgins in 1975 and is set during World War Two. The colours used in this cover are dark and gloomy just like time period it is set in. The font used is bold and black. It also looks like it has barbed wire across it and it is possibly the reason to why it is at the top of the book cover as barbed wire is usually placed on the top of walls. The composition of this cover is very clever. The soldiers are landing from their parachutes, which may indeed reference the title of the book, saying that the soldiers are in fact the eagles landing. I decided this book because of how clever everything is, including it’s title. The eagle was a Nazi symbol and this book is set during the time period to which they were most famous.

This book is named the Polish Officer and it was written by Alan Furst and published in 1995. The colours used are very dark and it’s almost completely black. The title is thin, and in white so they are correspondent. The composition of the cover is adequate. The name of the author is bigger than the title of the book, which I do not like, and the the positioning of the two men makes the cover look more like a spy book as they are both hidden in a dark street.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is a very famous novel by the author John le Carré and was published in 1974. The use of red and black colours have been used well so everything is noticeable. The fonts used are big and condensed. The composition of cover is well laid out and it captures the spy image. The man which is the darkest has bright white glasses and it makes it obvious he is an espionage character. The man in red is the target as he is highlighted red, the colour associated as a target, and the darker man is looking at him. Also, he seems to be going in a different direction than anyone else. The huddling of people makes it feel thrilling. I like the silhouettes of the buildings and people. I don’t like how the text has been placed.

Peter Barsocchini wrote the novel based on the popular television series, Mission: Impossible in 1996 and titled it by the same name. The colours used are black and red with a hint of blue. The fonts used are condensed, bold and white with a line cut threw it. The composition is basic. There is one man facing sideways with a plain background. It’s effective because it gives a strong espionage feeling. The man’s face is hidden which implies secrecy. What I like about this cover is how simple but powerful the image is.

Stormbraker is a book in the Alex Rider series written by Anthony Horowitz in 2000. The colours used are white and purple and the text is big and bold in capitals. The composition of the cover has a logo which suggests it’s an agency of espionage. It also has a silhouette of a person which also suggests reconnaissance. What I like about this cover is the quote at the bottom left and what I don’t like is the colour purple used as the background.