26 Aralık 2012 Çarşamba

Age of Technology

About a month ago, we had a discussion about when and how inspiration come and how can we let it stay with us. Our instructor was talking about one of the lecturers idea about this opinion and  i absolutely agree: the inspiration and creativity is exactly dissapering with the iphones, mini cell phones, this phone that phone and every technologic thing that we have. Of course technology is a wonderful thing and when it is in 'good' hands we have some great opportunity to do great stuff. Actually after this weeks discussion Elif Hoca's friend came to our class and share with us her past job and we saw how technology can change people life, not only for disabled people but maybe for us when we get old.

The artwork that i love on behance is exactly on this subject, some drawings, which i found very related with what i am talking and thinking right now and want to share with you. These are the drawings by CF Payne. Hope we all think what the artist want to tell us about :).

So shut down your cellphones and start to think about next weeks' assignment :)

18 Aralık 2012 Salı


I have reaaaaaly hard time while i am trying to 'design' (!) my folder and i really feel like i screwed up while i designed both my folder and my color choosing. This week (if i can get an aproovement) i am going to upload my last final logo, letterhead, envelope and folder. (hope so)

So i am looking for folders... (sadly, desperately) and hoping to find something to ring my bells...
WAITING FOR SOME INSPIRATION. Kidding. I dont believe that inspiration comes to people like 'da-ra'. You have to search first. So thats what i did this week. ( still dont have anything though...:()

Crazy ipragaz commercial


This one is an old one. But these days we talk about strange connections, so that i am going to let you watch a crazy commercial, ipragaz.
He is very turkish, maço and lovely, and he is in a commercial :). Dont know why but it made my day today.

10 Aralık 2012 Pazartesi

The Fat Fat Club

Strange connections are very lovely. I dont know why but the first time i saw it i immediately cant stop myself by loving it. Anyways, this is a visual essay by Aude Debout & Caroline Lollo on the materiality of the book as a system. So when the viewer saw this image, he/she starts directly making connections between them, i think this is a great project and beautiful exercise for all of them. Also last week in Murat Hoca's course while i was looking photos published on books (photo-books) i had a problem of their layouts in the middle. I think in this project this layout looks perfect too.

3 Aralık 2012 Pazartesi

Requiem for a letterhead !

As i was looking up for a book called 'the big book & new design ideas' which was edited by David E. Carter, a headline cathed me directly 'letterheads'. Normally i look projects from websites like behance, and i like them without even questioning the system, how the postman can post te adress, how it is more effective when its in consumers' hands. So i looked at this letterheads and start to critisize them just like in class, because even it is in behance, there are some designers who design for their own pleasures and do not care about other issues. So here are some letterheads and my comparements, comments etc..

                       Do we need this black area? And green area? It looks weird and too much for me.

Too much information and everything is so big. How are we going to write down the letter?

Again, where is the place suppose to be write the letter, and why the logo is so big?

For me there is too much about logo, i can say 'ok' about replacement but less is more and for this one everything is too much.

Its always fine to add your letterhead some kind of abstarct reminders, just like green shapes all around. But i think is too much. Maybe not all over the 4 places but 2 or even maybe placed in 1 place is fine.

Why logo is that much big? And putting the same thing behind, its sooo boring.

                  I think its the 'best' in all of them. But still, its the best of the bad ones. Its boring , but with linings and giving information is okay.


why that much thick line? ...

Not that i know 'TOO MUCH', but when i look at them it bothers me and i want to share it with you. You can leave comments if you would like to and we can discuss.

This is the book if you wonder and want to check out ;)