Del Ryan - Reflections

My name is Del Ryan. I am currently a member of Paul Young's CSC 230 class. I will add posts for this class onto the list of posts from my GDS 108 class taken this past fall.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Honda of Santa Monica, CA is attempting to change the viewers perspective on how their CRV is understood. This photo was designed and photographed by Rainer Stratman. It appeared in Luzier's Int'l Archive - p. 21, Vol. 2, 2006.

Care to Visit the ZOO???

I guess I'm a sucker for slick advertisement. This billboard was done by Sprecher Bertalot and Co. for the Milwaukee County Zoo. It appeared in the 2006 edition of Lurzer's Int'l Archive - Volume 2. Do you notice anything missing?

Monday, April 23, 2007

Reflections Have Appeal TOO!

This design appeared in the '05 edition of Graphis Design Annual, p. 78. It is a 2003 ad for Harley Davidson, photo by Carmichael Lynch. I very much liked the way the picture captured the excitement of movement on a motorcycle and the scenic beauty of the mountain range background.

Monday, April 09, 2007

A New World at your Fingertips

Published by Shaughai with photography by Xin Yu, this photo appeared in The World Travel Magazine to advertise the discovery of a whole new world through travel. I found this picture in the Lurzier's Int'l Archive, Vol. 4 - 2006. It illustrates and excellent example of the way scale and proportion is used as a marketing device in formulating a strong visual message.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Nokia Cell Phones - Features Galore

Campaign for Nokia Mobile Phones - "So Many Features, You'll Think it Does Everything!" - This photo demonstrates even more very effective use of lighting to highlight important areas of this shot. (from Lurzer's Int'l Archive p.10 - Generator, Auckland, New Zealand - photo Peter Bannon)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Portrait Using Effective Lighting

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is highlighted in the Dec-Jan 2004-05 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine ( p. 78 - photography-Michael Grecco). This artist of this portrait uses a unique scheme of lighting to, in my opinion, accentuate the models strength and confidence.

More on Collages

This post came from Lurzier's Int'l Archive, Vol.4-2006, p.33. It represents part of an ad campaign for Folgers brand coffee - Saatchi and Saatchi, NY - Dylan Nelson. I like the way the artist blended the image to create a montage of very interesting things to view.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Light Up Your LIfe.... "NOT!!!"

This photo appears in the Graphics Design Annual 2005 - page 197. It is part of a "Say No to Smoking" campaign entitled "Smoking Kills, Not Just the Offender, but also Innocent People Nearby, Say NO to Smoking." (Michael Miller and Eric Chan/Hong Kong Heritage Museum)

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Do You Like My New Contacts?

The photo came from Lurzer's International Archive Vol. 2-2006 (page 8). It was a featured photo from a campaign for Krass brand colored contact lenses, Scholz and Friends, Berlin - photo and alterations made by Stephan Deisenhofer. I know it's a little surreal and creepy, but I imagine it did catch your attention. Didn't it???