Today we got assigned to #redesign the @twentywhat logo and nameplate! Here are some ideas I contributed. We’ll vote on the official one tomorrow. Do any stand out to you? I tend to prefer bold typefaces, industrial lines and splashes of color. One of my classmates told me my work looked modern and edgy. I really liked to hear that but it’s tricky because @twentywhat is a professional women’s magazine, and an “edgy look” doesn’t fly for the target audience. Still, I’m really happy to play with type, color & graphics again. It’s like being back in Boot Camp. :)
[I admit— I snatched that fashion photo from the Web! I don’t know the photographer and am sorry not to give credit. In my defense, this is purely for my education in design. Zero commercial gain.]
It happened! But it’s not over yet. I donned the funny hood, the Harry Potter robes and the cardboard hat & tassle, but there’s still a full capstone project to complete before I snag that master’s diploma! Wish me luck!
On Getting Denied by Aziz Ansari
Here’s a little post I penned at 2 a.m. after spooning the last dregs of chocolate chip cookie dough in our freezer. Aziz Aziz Aziz why you gotta be so cold, man?
A PRESS PASS is a golden ticket for journalists, photographers, filmmakers and any storyteller wanting to tell a proper story. A denied press pass can feel like anything from a minor snub to a slap in the face. Last Friday, it was a slap in the face. Like many other campus media, we had a reporter/photographer team ready and rearing to cover comedian Aziz Ansari last week, but Aziz Ansari, well, he just wasn’t ready and rearing for us.
Just one day before Ansari was scheduled to perform at the Oncenter War Memorial on April 13, University Union sent an urgent and apologetic email. After being completely unresponsive for several weeks, Ansari dropped the ball.
Last semester, I reported a story about how 3D printing helps blind students in school. I visited the Syracuse University architecture department where I was shown these printed beauts, designed by SU students.
Technology amazed me that day. I also found the prints particularly fun to photograph, so I wanted to share them here. Some are made from pressurized dust and others are made from melted plastics.
After ethics class, @ekelzo, @juliapotash, @Tara_Donaldson & I planned to go to Faegans. On our way downstairs, we discovered a little Newhouse soiree with free wine and berries. We never found out what it was for, but we liked that they poured us glasses without question. Something tells me, after grad school, it’s all downhill from here.
Spring registration is upon us. Too bad I want to TAKE EVERY CLASS EVER.
Planning to take COM Law, Multimedia Projects and the internship class if I get in. Painfully trying to decide among:
- International reporting with Terry Anderson
- Political reporting with Charlotte Grimes
- Magazine Management with Mark Obbie
- Designing Interactivity with Stephen Masiclat
#The New York Times
Today was the MUCH-awaited Orientation for Newhouse! I got my ID card (thoughts? I think my head looks gigantic) and they gave out presents: engraved 8GB iPod Touches (!) and Newhouse water bottles. We also had the convocation and a trivia contest where I won a t-shirt because they asked which newspaper Robin Toner wrote for! [The New York Times, o’course, killer political correspondent and Newhouse alum!] Then, a lovely lunch where I met some chummy MNO (magazine/newspaper/online journo) kids. We’re the biggest of the Newhouse departments this year, breaking the long-standing record of the Broadcast/Digital or TV/Radio/Film kids, can’t remember which… I sense a resurgence in print journalistic optimism! #gloat I feel utterly spoiled and can’t WAIT for classes to start tomorrow. This will be a seriously ridiculous year and I’m sooo happy to be here!