Weekly Summary

  • Albums Without Sound Post

Flow Rate “It Goes On Forever”

  • Design Creates

Mona Cat
Sprint T&T
Autumn Splash

  • Minimalism Reading and Blog Assignment

Ghost Dad movie book cover


I Can Read Movies (Minimalism)

I Can Read Movies (Minimalism)

This book cover represents the surface meaning of the movie but not exactly how the movie functioned.

I found this book cover interesting because it actually makes the movie seem more animated, or interesting.

I don’t believe any of William’s principles to be at play here.


Mona Cat (Design Create)

Mona Cat (Design Create)

This assignment was both random and hilarious.

I first added the painting to photoshop.
Then I searched through the Creative Commons for a specific type of cat that would fit in this picture.
I hid the painting while I used the lasso tool to outline and erase the cat’s background.

I wish I could have placed her arms around the cat to make it look like she was holding it.


Sprint T&T (Design Create)

Sprint T&T (Design Create)

If these two companies merged, I feel that maybe my iPhone signal wouldn’t be terrible.

I found each logo and added them to photoshop.
I used the lasso tool to remove the excess background and Sprint logo and I placed it under the AT&T logo.


OSU TED (Design Create)

OSU TED (Design Create)

This picture represents Brutus trying to educate people about how amazing Michigan is because OSU sucks.

I downloaded the TED template.
I found a picture of Brutus.
I used the lasso tool to outline him
To erase his background: Select > Inverse then I used the erase tool
Finally, I added and resized a picture of our football team .


Autumn Splash (Design Create)

Autumn Splash (Design Create)

When I moved to Michigan I was amazed by the way the leaves turned colors. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. It took me a while to figure out that this was because they were dying. In Florida, the leaves don’t change colors the way they do here. In order to create this effect:

I first found a tutorial.
I duplicated the original layer and then hid it.
I went to Image > Adjustments > Black and White
I used the lasso tool to outline the leaf I wanted in color.
I then erased inside the lines and made the original layer visible.


RE: Albums Without Sound

RE: Albums Without Sound

This album caught my attention first because of the colors: yellow and blue. But overall, it seemed very calming. If I had to guess how this album sounded, I guess that the tracks would be very soft and soothing, sort of like meditation music or something. This picture is amazing, I’m sure some editing was done to get this exact look but the picture doesn’t seem too edited.

The name of the band is Mass Flow Rate and the album is titled “It Goes On Forever” .

This album title matches the picture because when I look at the sky, I think of how there’s no end. It just occupies an infinite amount of space.

Weekly Summary


I finished up my radio assignments. Although brief, I really enjoyed that section. The VOX POP format was my favorite, it allowed me to put people on the spot and get their real reactions.

I was a little skeptical about the visual portion but I found googling tutorials was very helpful.

  • Design Create One: My frustration picture.
  • Design Create Two: Wolverine Bumper Sticker.
  • How Images Think Response

Wolverine Bumper Sticker

Wolverine Bumper Sticker

I decided to chose this design assignment because I saw a “Proud Parent” sticker for a middle school. It made me wonder why I’ve never seen one for college. We deserve one. So I made one.

I made my canvas size 1936 x 500 so that it could resemble a bumper sticker.

I added the picture of Wolverine from Creative Commons.

I added two boxes and then the text on top.

Re: How Images Think

CC Flickr

CC Flickr

This was an interesting piece to read. I agreed with the argument being made. Images do connect people. They are a form of communication. This made me think of the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Just one picture can tell so many different stories.

In one section of the chapter, the author focuses on the journalistic aspect of images. These images are used to tell a story in which words would do no justice.

The author asks these questions:

  • What are the formal properties of images designed to “represent: the flow of relationships among a variety of events are classified as newsworthy?
  • How do images changes when they move beyond boundaries of convention and standards of artifice?

I can remember the picture of Emmett Till. That picture spoke in so many ways that a typical news story couldn’t.