Freitag “Design-a-Truck Contest”

January 24, 2008

With “transit” being the idea behind the truck tarp design, I started thinking about what would communicate that. I chose to use lines to delineate the ground, and varied the line weights to create depth. The birds, to me, represent the every day migration we all take to and from work, or wherever.

Mahaffey_truck tarp.pdf

Final Truck Design

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“The Brand Gap”

January 23, 2008

“The Brand Gap” is a very informative book that reads very easily. It deals with an important subject that not many people think about. The book has a nice layout and flows well. The information will be very useful in the field. It’s strange that I didn’t even think about branding this way to begin with. I will probably be able to use this book throughout my career. I agree with Neumeier about the branding moment. All the work and research in the world can’t compare to the moment when the consumer is standing in front of a wall containing all the same things, just wrapped differently. That moment is when something magical happens between the product and consumer. “The Brand Gap” very effortlessly defines the necessity of branding in any business.