Website Research

10 Apr

I visited the website for Beautiful/Decayand finally came across the aim of the magazine. According to the founder, Amir Fallah, the magazine was meant to bridge the gap between high and low art, between gallery and street, and between design and fine art, punk rock and hip-hop, illustration and design. The audience ranges the gamut from academically trained to graffiti artists. That’s kind of vague if ask me and a little daunting when you get right down to. I feel we may need to re-think our choice.

In other news, I had two new classes today: Radio I and Branding. Both will be challenging, but very educational. I’ve had four out five classes on my schedule and have noticed that three of the five are collaborative efforts. What interests me the most is how each paring will function. Will they all be positive pairings? Will they all produce stellar deliverables. I guess only time will tell. As of now: so far so good.

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Posted by on April 10, 2007 in Uncategorized



One response to “Website Research

  1. Kendra

    April 13, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    I wouldn’t give up on Beautiful Decay just yet…Sounds like a pretty deep well of content there. Think about the duality the site could have in needing to appeal to such a broad audience. There’s a lot of possibilities for experimentation there, even within the magazine’s current branding–more so, certainly, than a Vogue or Lucky Magazine for example, something with a more narrow focus. The only problem i’d forsee is if you think what they’re doing just “works” really well…might be hard to see a “better” solution. But, there’s always LOTS of room out in left-field, and I’m curious to see what you come up with.

    As for collaborative classes – i’d imagine you’ll see a lot of that. Personally, I’ve always seen marketing writing as something that functions so much better when it is not created in a vacuum–especially in web where you’ve got sight and sound and content and motion and color and…and…and… Remember how boring it was to write those sites that were already designed last quarter? Yawn. When words and design link hands (or french kiss real nice, or do a little tango together, whatever your metaphor), the result is a so much richer experience–so much more engaging. I know you know this…but i’m in a type-y mood.

    Anyway, can’t wait to see what you end up picking!


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