[TRIUMPHS IN TECH] Titanic poster available on Zazzle. Soon to hit other retailers.


[TRIUMPHS IN TECH] RMS TITANIC POSTER HITS ZAZZLE
BY: D.M. ANDERSON

For many of those who know me, Titanic, has been a life-long passion of mine. The elegance of the ship, the technological and engineering marvel of her design, and the promise she brought humanity. That is until a series of small careless mistakes brought it all to a close. It is a tragic story: The hopes of humanity all rested on a single ship. A ship that sank and took over 1,400 lives with it. We all know the story.

TRIUMPHS IN TECHNOLOGY: RMS Titanic, poster

The illustration as printed.

It seems fitting, then, that Titanic make her way into my TRIUMPHS IN TECHNOLOGY poster series. Even thought she sank, Titanic will always remain a technological marvel that is ambitious even by today’s standards. She was much larger than any other ship in the world (aside her sister RMS Olympic), she utilized a unique hybrid propulsion system, featured improved building measures (higher water-tight bulkheads, double-bottom hull), and featured many first-time amenities many passengers feel commonplace aboard today’s passenger vessels.

When visiting my Zazzle store, you can choose how you best wish your copy of the poster to be produced: from size, to paper type (canvas, too!), framed or not. That is the beauty of Zazzle – you can buy the art work you love the way you want it.   Please check out the product page via the link below. This would make an excellent holiday gift for any Titanic, ship, or ocean liner enthusiast.

http://www.zazzle.com/triumphs_in_technology_rms_titanic_poster-228606391717268604?rf=238220520015297288

Designed using Adobe Illustrator.

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TYPEFACE vs. FONT: Is it the same thing?


Typeface vs. Font:Two terms all too often mixed up that make or break your credibility as a graphic designer. All too often do I see designers mix these these terms. These terms are as important as knowing the Rule of Thirds or CMYK vs. RGB. These are terms of the design industry and, like all industries, if you are to be effective within the industry, you must know your terms and know how to effectively use them.
An example of this confusion occurred the other day during a class I am taking at Butte College. The instructor of the class, who is guiding students through design basics before diving them into multimedia projects asked for students to identify the difference between the terms “typeface” and “font”. Being a designer for several years, an a typography enthusiast, I was the first to answer, eagerly wanting to prove my knowledge to the class. I answered correctly (very similar to this).

 

To my alarming surprise, the instructor slapped down my answer and proclaimed the right answer to be the exact opposite of the truth. Here he was, giving a group of over 30 impressionable students the wrong information with a loud sense of confidence to solidify his claims in their mindset. This is tragic. Not only is he wrong about important industry terms, but as a teacher, he is teaching future designers and artists the term with the wrong definition, thus furthering ignorance on these terms both in and out of the industry.

 

So, how do we counter this ignorance that is plaguing the industry? What do we do about teachers who are in fact wrong? What is the moral of the story here?To be honest, I have a few ideas but I cannot say for sure what is the best way to go about solving these problems.  The big question is this: Do you know the terms? Do you have any ideas on how to turn around this confusion that is plaguing the industry?

 

Talk about it.

 

References for additional info:
http://aboncha.wordpress.com/2008/06/19/typeface-vs-font/
aboncha.wordpress.com/2008/06/19/typeface-vs-font/
http://www.publish.com/c/a/Graphics-Tools/Font-vs-typeface/

 

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Logo Concept – Fall 2012


Logo Concept – Fall 2012, originally uploaded by innov8ional.

Via Flickr:
As part of a design challenge, I was to design an entirely new logo than the one currently in use. This was to be a challenge in concept, color, and overall execution. Here are the results.

Designed using Adobe Illustrator CS5. All rights reserved.

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dmanderson.me 1.0 almost ready to launch


Finally, a professional website is in the works and almost near completion! This year has proven to be a fun-packed adventure in terms of moving things forward with my professional design career. Above is an instagram shot of the site as it is in development. Hosted by Behance, their ProSite service and the site production have been easy, professional looking, and quite fun.

Please, check out my new personal website @ dmanderson.me and share your thoughts and feedback.

Thanks!

CURRENT PROJECT: RMS Titanic poster (WIP)


RMS Titanic poster (WIP), originally uploaded by innov8ional.

Check out the latest digital illustration project currently under development. This poster is celebrating the beauty and majesty of the RMS Titanic.

Inspired by the centennial anniversary of the Titanic’s tragic sinking, this poster is the first of a series of pieces due to be completed throughout the rest of the year.

Keep an eye out for updates on this and future pieces in the growing series.