Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is a novel about a dystopian future where books are outlawed and firemen burn any house that contains them. As part of her schooling at The Austin Creative Department, Elizabeth Perez designed this book cover to enhance Bradbury’s message and it has gone viral.
She writes: “I wanted to spread the book-burning message to the book itself. The book’s spine is screen-printed with a matchbook striking paper surface, so the book itself can be burned.” The design has reached one million views online and “it’s been tremendously inspiring to see something that is not a cat video or a silly GIF get popular online. I’m so proud that something I put my sweat and tears into received recognition. This experience has been extremely motivating for me, and I hope I can create more work in the future that is as impactful and inspiring to others.” Creative Director is Will Chau of GSD&M.
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Guest Blog Post by Jenn David Connolly
Founder & Creative Director of Jenn David Design
Believe it or not, many of the packaged food products in the retail marketplace don’t conform to the FDA Food Labeling Guide requirements. It’s not surprising, seeing as the guide is lengthy, confusing and complex. The FDA can’t check every package to ensure compliance, however if an error is discovered, it does need to be fixed. The requirements are vast and detailed, down to specific type sizes, name of product, placement of information and much more.
With over a decade of experience in food packaging design, we reference the FDA Food Labeling Guide often and have condensed the basic requirements into this easy, simplified reference checklist. You can read it in full here.
Jenn David Connolly was named a Person to Watch by GDUSA magazine. Jenn David Design works with growing gourmet food and specialty products companies nationwide to help take brands to the next level, working in packaging, websites, collateral, and more—for seamless branding and maximum impact across all channels.
October 1970: A group of five marines assigned to the Combat Information Bureau decided that they would simulate an advertising series being run by Strathmore in the U.S (pictured below). They got together outside their shack and posed with a Strathmore sketch pad to show that not only pros and students use it in the U.S., but at the fighting front, it has its use too.
The unit (left to right): Lieutenant/Corporal Gary W. Moss, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Corporal Scott M. Greening, St. Peter, Minnesota; First Lieutenant Benjamin F. Long, Statesville, North Carolina; Lieutenant/Corporal David R. Anderson, Culbertson, Nebraska; Lieutenant/Corporal Robert L. Williams, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
A Series of Strathmore Ads Inspired the Marines to Pose for Their Own Photo