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Category: Visual Communications

Can a Company Own a Specific Color?

Trademarking, branding and color copyright. This was a topic brought up today in the Visual Communication class that got everyone thinking. Can a company trademark a color? The initial answer we settled on was no, but after further discussion, we believe the answer is yes, under certain circumstances. We know that companies can trademark fonts

Design. Design. Design. It’s Everywhere!

Have you ever thought about design? And how and what is designed that you see in your everyday routine? Take a moment and think about it right now. You wake up in the morning, most people to their phone alarms on an iPhone: design. Then, you get out of bed and go to the bathroom

Design: Recreating a Website

Design is extremely crucial. Think about your favorite clothing brand or company, you know their logo, right? You know that the Swoosh symbol is associated with Nike, the M arch is McDonalds, and the red bulls-eye is Target. Logo design is what a person thinks of when thinking of a specific company, which makes their

Infographics in Everyday Life

Visual communication surrounds us everyday. In class this past week, our assignment was to design an inforgraphic displaying numerical data that would otherwise be boring. I used right brain vs. left brain statistics for my infographic, as shown below. It shows the percentages of right, left and equal brained people in the United States and

Spring Quarter

Welcome back, everyone! I hope each and every one of us enjoyed our two weeks off. Time to get back into school mode. After the first class of the spring semester, I felt confident in my elective choice and happy with the information I will be learning in both the core and elective courses. The

Celebrating 30 Years of MSC

More than a hundred alumni and faculty filled historic Annie May Swift Hall on Saturday, October 11, 2014 with the energy and enthusiasm characteristic of the MSC community. Attendees of the MSC 30th Anniversary Symposium began the day with a wave of smiles, friendly greetings, and conversations with faculty and old classmates. The symposium’s packed

Associate Professor Eric Patrick featured on WBEZ’s “The Morning Shift”

On Monday morning WBEZ’s “The Morning Shift” featured SoC and MSC Professor Eric Patrick for his new project Citizen Primer. Citizen Primer is a series of YouTube videos created by Prof. Patrick and his students that clarify a number of confusing government policy topics with animation and infographics. The NPR show’s host Tony Sarabia interviewed