Icon Fiction

Can you guess? At the beginning, they have an encounter that involves a tasty burger, and later a personal addiction leads to the downfall of another. Then som unsavory events occur in the basement of a gun shop, and it all cumulates in a wallet being returned to its rightful owner. The timeline of these events may be out of sync, but you should know that already.


With icons from here.

May the bridges I burn…

Derived from one of my favorite quotes, “May the bridges I burn light the way”, from Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue. The first version is all in black, and what I would assume embodies the quote itself. The second is in orange, which along with the yellow and red versions, exemplify the guiding light of fire, and the individual drive that is like fire. The blue represents the inherent sadness that will come from ‘burning bridges’ but it is all worth it when ‘white’, representing the burnt out embers of a successful fire, remains in the end.

As I am not that talented, the bridge icon was from here, and the fire icon was from here.


I do love this movie, and my first time watching it, I had no real idea what was going on. I imagined it would be something like Pulp Fiction, where after a few viewings I would finally see a plot, but this movie is not a Tarantino film. I still do love it all the same, I need to find my copy tonight.




These four photos show four individual design characteristics. The first, a picture of Richard Engel’s book demonstrates Color. It suits a book on conflict in the middle east to have the red and orange glow of combat and burning oil rigs in the background of a dark and cool night far from home. The next, a sign that reads “HISTORY” shows typography, as thin formal letters are superimposed onto an ‘archaic’ background that truly makes you think of years passed, kings long forgotten, and myths you don’t quite have right. The third is simply a a sign that says “Staff Only”, set to an empty background that is the epitome of minimalism. A blank, white on green on white tells you “there is nothing special here keep out” and nothing more. The final picture used is a commonly found “do not use elevator in the case of fire” signs found in every building over two stories that you’ve memorized over the years. But that’s exactly it, the red design mimicking fire draws us in, and then we memorize the information to keep longer than that plastic sign would in any hear over 100 degrees.

Incomplete Data

Unbelievable, but true, whatever search engine throwing these results must really turn people off before they find what they’re looking for. As I am unable to download the .gif for whatever reason (it has stayed on 2% for 15 minutes), here is the link to the online version.

Weekly Summary (Week 1)

As this is not the first time I’ve set up a domain or used WordPress, setting up and customizing everything felt like a breeze. Although I’ve not used UMW’s domain system, and am much more familiar with GoDaddy, picking up what to do was relativity easy. I played around with all the tools and options, including some of the other applications that you can install. The first post I made on this blog was an introcution, which I, for the most part, re-posted onto my about page. Later, I attempted the photo safari, and experimented with new angles I have never even tried before. I started work on four different visual assignments, which I primarily used GIMP for, and I found them very fun. A nice change of pace from editing show photos and album art. I attempted some daily creates, and enjoyed the seemingly spontaneity of topics. Although I could have taken more time to familiarize myself with the class and assignments, rather than procrastinating some, I see myself participating more thoroughly throughout this class in the next few weeks.

Soylent Irony

Original poster can be found here. I’ve chosen a foreign version of the poster, as it was much higher quality than any in English. I’ve only added a small detail, but it adds quite a bit of dark humour to the whole thing, in my opinion. For those unfamiliar with the film, Soylent Green is essentially a movie about how overpopulation is solved by making food out of human bodies. If you can’t see it, the man in the lower right corner is (now) wearing a “PETA: People for the Eating of Tasty Animals” shirt, as he is chased by Riot Control attempting to collect more ingredients for Soylent Green. Irony indeed.