Category Archives: Uncategorized

Cooper Hewitt Field Trip

The exhibition is effective in its unique approach recyclable resources with the use of modern handmade technologies. Some designs still held onto the technology of time-honored handmade work. The gallery featured a body of work that consisted of tabletop accessories and handbags that integrated design elements from each designer. These accessories were made from silk selvage scraps that came from Luisa Cevese, while the appliqués from recycled saris featured were by Christina Kim. The designs showcased a diversity in fabrication in which, were woven from kibiso. Kibiso is a luxury fiber that was created by Reiko Sudo, who used pieces of a silk cocoon. This modern, immaculate and divine exhibition curated by Matilda McQuaid and Susan Brown was clearly well thought out. Each piece is not only arresting, but it also provokes its viewers to be more conscientious about reducing waste.

Designer Reiko’s kibiso stripe piece resonates with anyone with a background in fashion. It’s absolutely incredible hand woven textile. Upon observation of the textile one would think it resembles cotton or even the synthetic fiber polyester. The textile in fact is a plain woven raw silk fabric that integrates the luxury fiber kibiso. It’s also a fabric hand woven by the Tsuruoka Fabric Industry Cooperative in Yamagata, Japan. The modern piece is approximately 325.1 x 50.8 cm.

     The appliqué basted onto scraps is another piece that can also resonate with designers and even fashion design students. The piece is reminiscent of a muslin drape for garments. The appliqués were in fact basted onto base cloth, which is most likely a cotton fabric. Appliqués that were applied so intricately were done by an artisan in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. These designs were done for Kim’s dosa company.

      Among the many pieces that were equally inspiring Kim’s design of the Eungie skirt. It was done using a satyajit color. It was also produced by Kim’s dosa company. This skirt was a part of her spring 2008 collection.

Logo Essay

YouTube has been one of the most popular websites on the Internet since it launched. The site allows people to upload their own video content, listen to music and watch anything from tutorials to sports. YouTube was founded by three PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in February 2005. The popular website was bought by Google within a year since it launched.
Youtube’s logo is split into two parts, where both words “ You,” and “Tube” are typed in a Bold Helvetica typeface. “You,” is written in black and the word “Tube,” is inside a rounded red rectangle in white. “Broadcast Yourself,” which is the site’s slogan also sits right underneath the company’s logo. YouTube kept this logo from 2005 up until 2011.

(Photo from 2005-2011)

The first modification of YouTube’s logo was in July 2011, which was a part of the Cosmic Panda (a trial design for the website) experiment. Followed by that experiment, YouTube made the modified design its official logo months later. This time the rounded red rectangle became a deeper shade of red and the site’s slogan no longer sat underneath the logo. YouTube continued this logo from 2011 to 2013.

(Photo from 2011-2013)
As of December 19, 2013, the rounded rectangle was reverted back into a lighter shade of red. The word “You” is a deeper shade of black and the shadow was removed from behind the word “Tube.” This logo has been used since 2013 up until last year.
Today all gradients have been removed from the logo. However, YouTube’s logo app designs have changed numerous times. The first one app design was of a old television, whereas the second design has the words “You” on top of the word “ Tube,” which are both in a white box. The site’s latest design is of a red and white play button that sits in red square.