The Last Word

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

This is my last time I will be posting, but it is time to end on bang (or whimper). So much has happened as always and it is time to jump into the thick of it.

The Wire

I am not even going to lie, this has been possibly one of the most grim seasons I have watched of The WIre. Bad stuff just happened everywhere and it was just horrific at times.

Bubbles: I really hope this character gets some significant help. He was pushed to desperation to try to get rid of his attacker issue and the poison he made wound up killing his best bud. He was just devastated by his loss that he even tried to hang himself. I think he’s gonna need more than rehab to truly comeback from this one. It is not the same as when Johnny OD’d. You could tell from the sound of his voice that he was devastated. Even the cops that he turned himself into did not want to lock him up because he was filled with so much sorrow. Hopefully, he will get some help.

Randy: What the hell! How are you going to go and kill what amounts to his mom just because he snitched. It is bad enough that he has tormentors and everyone avoids him, but not he does not even have the luxury of having a home. More importantly, if it was reported that he was having so many issues, why did the police/foster care not move him to another location that was far away from Baltimore. It is clear that no one is going to trust him, and everyone was just going to beat on him whenever possible. On another note, I found out that he is Prop Joe’s great nephew. Who knew right?

Nammond: I am glad to see that at the end of season 4, he was in a good house that was pushing for him to succeed. It is funny how him and Colvin really formed a good bond overtime. I am not certain we will see too much of Nammond any more, but it is nice to know that he has a chance to get away from the bad stuff on the street.

Webae: I found the last talk he had with his wife to be really shocking. In the end, he came to a realization that his son was not built for thug life. However, Colvin told him that he had potential to be so much more. When he stated that who would not want to get away from this kind of life if they could do anything else, that made me smile. In the end, I think he realized that while you can be built to do this, and be tough, you will either end up dead or in jail, which is bad. I mean, look at the rest of the Barksdale Organization, dead or in jail.

MCU: So at the end of the season, everyone seemed to pull back together for one final investigation into Marlow. I have the feeling that they are not going to stop until they get him this time. I was not too surprised to see McNulty finally joining the group in response to Bodie’s death. I know they are going to have an even harder time catching him though, especially since no one uses phones anymore.

Michael: This kid is going to become a new terror. He is ruthless, and he has a brain in his head. Those two things will make him very deadly. It was interesting to see him and Nammond’s character switch, as he became more of a soldier instead of another kid watching out for his younger brother. Furthermore, the way he had his dad disposed of was just brutally. I thought they were going to shoot the man, but instead they beat him to death.

Carcetti: I like the fact that he is actually trying to do the right thing. However, I have a feeling that he is going to have to push harder if he wants to actually get things done. He had a start when he got all the public service workers to actually get on the streets to clean up, do repairs, and tow cars, but he will need to do more if he wants the support to actually fix the city. You can clearly see that he is tired of all the politics behind trying to get the simplest of things. I mean, even visiting the governor was a pain because he was always “busy.” I’m curious to look up how things continue in the next season.

Omar: Omar is still Omar, but how much longer will he be here.

Just One More Daily

http://www.nrandallumwdomain.com/ds106/a-domain-of-wisdom-ds106-wisdom-that-is/

Basically for this one, I found a nice public domain background and added a special line about DS106. I rather like this one simply because it was simple and rather colorful. It all seemed to really merge together to create a cool background. Another reason I am proud of it is because it just looks cool! I mean seriously, look at those sweet colors

Tutorial Time

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/swap-shop/

Tutorial

– Come up with some crazy idea for an item to sell. The more unrealistic it is, the better.

– Have a good audio recording device. I personally used the one that was built into my laptop.

– If you can, try to get a friend to help you with this assignment by being another character in the recording (they will typically be the person asking you questions about the product).

– Try to make it 30sec-1min in length.

– Remember, the more inventive the item, the more you can get carried away with it! Enjoy!

Tutorial: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/whats-in-your-gullet/

– Grab three containers of things you drank last.

– Arrange them in a pyramid fashion.

– Provide ample light to clearly make out what drinks they are.

– Take a picture.

– Explain why you like these. Also explain if you were doing anything special while drinking these.

– You should aim to maybe have a paragraph about each drink.

– Don’t be afraid to add more than a paragraph each!

Leaving My Mark

So, I left a couple of things in ds106, for those brave enough to endure this class. While I have no real links to the daily creates (I looked trust me), here are the assignments I left behind:

Texture Creator

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/texture-creator/

Using any creative means (drawing, sculpting, digital media, building blocks, etc.) create an object that is an example of a texture. Furthermore, create the opposite texture as well and phtograph them together. For example, if you created something to represent a smooth surface, create arough surface to show contrast.

Story Time Fun Time!

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/story-time-fun-time/

Tell ds106 a fantastic tale! Add sound effects, epic music, and colorful and creative descriptions to bring your story to life. It should roughly be a 2-5 minute story. Make sure you make it nice and entertaining!

Of Finals

Most folk outside of Baltimore ain’t aware of an organization known as the New Day Co-Op. We organized East Baltimore and brought West Baltimore in with us as well. With Baltimore united and business moving smoothly, we had troubles coming soon, specifically with leadership. “Call it a crisis of leadership.” I always said. With this in mind I opted for spearheading the Co-Op. In no time, I was making myself known in the Co-Op.

Campaign Ad

In the end, I was the Co-Op president. I was bringing in the goods, and keeping the peace between all of us. Business continued to boom. However, we began to realize that business ain’t always gonna be so good. We needed to expand, but it needed to be somewhere else; somewhere out of plain sight. We needed to have an escape plan; so we met up to discuss. Immediately, people began to start aiming towards West Baltimore. After hearing the 2nd or 3rd support to that idea, I responded, “Why is it that every Baltimore n!##&# think that running the fuck away means crossing downtown? Shit, you should be in New York or Philly or some shit.” It was not until after the meeting that one of my crew told me about a place that was off the radar entirely. The Co-Op needed a good escape, but more importantly, if it was outside of Baltimore, we could expand without too much hassle. My boy hooked me up with some cat down in Fredericksburg, which was further than I expected.

I met this guy, who seemed to be good for supporting the Co-Op. The first thing we needed was a venue to meet at. So, we took a little walk, and I saw three spots:

Venue 1

Venue 2

Venue 3

We had suitable meeting spots and I decided it was time to get the Co-Op together, in Fredericksburg this time. It was not long till we met, and this time, I brought my boy from VA to meet with us. When the Co-Op gather, I was informed that some Five’O got the word on the package, and now the Co-Op was short on goods. Our VA contact believed it was a good time to begin in Fredericksburg; call it a back up plan so we could still make some money on the side. Seeing as how we were still unknown to the VA Five’O, the Co-Op decided we could hide ourselves by settin’ up a legitimate front.

In order to keep the Co-Op together against a much longer distance, we needed some communication. However, no burners, and no pagers. That’s when one of the Co-Op suggested we go online with this; no one would have suspected it. Since we now had some new assistance, it was time to see how dedicated he was to the Co-Op. I left him with some words of wisdom:

Spubble

A couple of days later, after I returned to East Baltimore, he stops by the shop and shows me what he has for us.

Co-Op

“Now you’re lookin’ official. I got this joint set up so only the the Co-Op has access to this.” I was told. He had everything set up using some real secure shit. The site was set up to exclusively keep Baltimore and Fredericksburg on the same page. He knew me all to well. The next thing we needed was some boys to work for the Co-Op down in VA. I told him to keep it peaceful down there. “Scare up a hornet’s nest, no telling who’s gon’ get stung.” Was my advice. The youngin’ returned a simple nod, and hopped to it.

Little, by little, my board began to get cleaned up.

ToDoLists

I got word on the package from Vondas later that day and called the Co-Op together once more, to ensure everything was moving normally again. I was gettin’ good news across the board. However, our new guy reported that we were now up and running in Fredericksburg VA. Hell, youngin’ even gave us a demo of his recruitment:

<Process explanation>

This was beyond interesting (I don’t have a word for it really).

Using various applications (PowerPoint, Camera, Audacity, etc.) I put together this story piece by piece. Coming up with it was rather simple, but finding assignments that successfully aided the story was a different story.

For starters, I decided to go with a mashup that I made last week to begin the story. I figured I had to start somewhere, and this was the best place to start. Once I had that starting place, I began to think about what my character and organization needed. That was when it hit me! They generally met in a rather nice conference room, so I looked at buildings with good conference rooms and got pictures. No assignment was really connected to it, but they were grabbed from Twitter posts.

Following this, I looked for more interesting assignments to assist in story telling, and that is when I saw the spubble assignment. Rather than base it around me, I based it around me (Prop Joe that is). I think the picture worked out fine, and it did feel like it conveyed a message. The next step was for me to incorporate the website logo I had designed last week as well. This weaved into the story easily and worked better than creating an actual website (which was another option I considered, but then tossed out due to time constraints). With that done, the notes on the fridge or board assignment showed up, and I knew that would be perfect throw in towards the end of the story. Surprisingly, PowerPoint can really make the assignment simple and fun to do.

Lastly, I recall Jim stating he would love to see a New Day Co-Op commercial. Yeah, well that did not happen. However, I did want a radio ad. I based this one off of the ds106 radio commercial assignment, but again, I revamped it to be specifically based around the New Day Co-Op. I rather enjoyed making it, and I felt the need to have some form of audio in this assignment.

Once all the assignments were done, I tried to make a Joe-esque story (it was rather difficult, he is a man of few words that aren’t business related) and weave everything together. I think it turned out rather well, and I’d love to hear some specific feedback.

Assignments Used:

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/website-logo/

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/create-your-own-superpac/

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/post-it-notes-and-grocery-lists/

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/your-very-own-spubble/

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/ds106-radio-commercial/

<End Explanation>

The Truth and some Super Good Advice

Before I leave, I think I’ll leave some words of wisdom, and a little feedback here as well. This class has required so much Patience and TIme. The work load seemed pretty heavy from time to time, and I feel like there were not enough tutorials overall to assist in creating some of these unique things. If you are the kind of person to enjoy this, this class is fun! If you aren’t, I really would say look elsewhere.

I will admit we did some interesting things, and I now have an appreciation for many different aspects of art and video. Furthermore, some of these assignments were also fun to create. Overall, this class is a mixed bag. Some stuff you will like, others you will hate (such as GIFs).

In Conclusion,

I hope you enjoyed reading this and seeing the last works from me. It has been an interesting ride.

Hope you enjoyed!

:)

Tutorial: Swap Shop

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/swap-shop/

Tutorial

– Come up with some crazy idea for an item to sell. The more unrealistic it is, the better.

– Have a good audio recording device. I personally used the one that was built into my laptop.

– If you can, try to get a friend to help you with this assignment by being another character in the recording (they will typically be the person asking you questions about the product).

– Try to make it 30sec-1min in length.

– Remember, the more inventive the item, the more you can get carried away with it! Enjoy!

Tutorial: What’s in Your Gullet?

What's in your Gullet?

Tutorial: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/whats-in-your-gullet/

– Grab three containers of things you drank last.

– Arrange them in a pyramid fashion.

– Provide ample light to clearly make out what drinks they are.

– Take a picture.

– Explain why you like these. Also explain if you were doing anything special while drinking these.

– You should aim to maybe have a paragraph about each drink.

– Don’t be afraid to add more than a paragraph each!

New Day Co-Op: Expanding Business

Most folk outside of Baltimore ain’t aware of an organization known as the New Day Co-Op. We organized East Baltimore and brought West Baltimore in with us as well. With Baltimore united and business moving smoothly, we had troubles coming soon, specifically with leadership. “Call it a crisis of leadership.” I always said. With this in mind I opted for spearheading the Co-Op. In no time, I was making myself known in the Co-Op.

Campaign Ad

In the end, I was the Co-Op president. I was bringing in the goods, and keeping the peace between all of us. Business continued to boom. However, we began to realize that business ain’t always gonna be so good. We needed to expand, but it needed to be somewhere else; somewhere out of plain sight. We needed to have an escape plan; so we met up to discuss. Immediately, people began to start aiming towards West Baltimore. After hearing the 2nd or 3rd support to that idea, I responded, “Why is it that every Baltimore n!##&# think that running the fuck away means crossing downtown? Shit, you should be in New York or Philly or some shit.” It was not until after the meeting that one of my crew told me about a place that was off the radar entirely. The Co-Op needed a good escape, but more importantly, if it was outside of Baltimore, we could expand without too much hassle. My boy hooked me up with some cat down in Fredericksburg, which was further than I expected.

I met this guy, who seemed to be good for supporting the Co-Op. The first thing we needed was a venue to meet at. So, we took a little walk, and I saw three spots:

Venue 1

Venue 2

Venue 3

We had suitable meeting spots and I decided it was time to get the Co-Op together, in Fredericksburg this time. It was not long till we met, and this time, I brought my boy from VA to meet with us. When the Co-Op gather, I was informed that some Five’O got the word on the package, and now the Co-Op was short on goods. Our VA contact believed it was a good time to begin in Fredericksburg; call it a back up plan so we could still make some money on the side. Seeing as how we were still unknown to the VA Five’O, the Co-Op decided we could hide ourselves by settin’ up a legitimate front.

In order to keep the Co-Op together against a much longer distance, we needed some communication. However, no burners, and no pagers. That’s when one of the Co-Op suggested we go online with this; no one would have suspected it. Since we now had some new assistance, it was time to see how dedicated he was to the Co-Op. I left him with some words of wisdom:

Spubble

A couple of days later, after I returned to East Baltimore, he stops by the shop and shows me what he has for us.

Co-Op

“Now you’re lookin’ official. I got this joint set up so only the the Co-Op has access to this.” I was told. He had everything set up using some real secure shit. The site was set up to exclusively keep Baltimore and Fredericksburg on the same page. He knew me all to well. The next thing we needed was some boys to work for the Co-Op down in VA. I told him to keep it peaceful down there. “Scare up a hornet’s nest, no telling who’s gon’ get stung.” Was my advice. The youngin’ returned a simple nod, and hopped to it.

Little, by little, my board began to get cleaned up.

ToDoLists

I got word on the package from Vondas later that day and called the Co-Op together once more, to ensure everything was moving normally again. I was gettin’ good news across the board. However, our new guy reported that we were now up and running in Fredericksburg VA. Hell, youngin’ even gave us a demo of his recruitment:

He said he had a full team up and ready to go. He never detailed how he got everything moving, considering Fredericksburg was way too quiet, but he said it was all good.

We managed to get stalled slightly in Baltimore when we lost that last package, but also managed to set up shop in VA as a fallback. After everything had been running, the Co-Op sent more support to VA, which brought even more wealth for everyone. I brought that good shit, and everyone benefited.

We stood together, and no one fucked with us.

<Process explanation>

This was beyond interesting (I don’t have a word for it really).

Using various applications (PowerPoint, Camera, Audacity, etc.) I put together this story piece by piece. Coming up with it was rather simple, but finding assignments that successfully aided the story was a different story.

For starters, I decided to go with a mashup that I made last week to begin the story. I figured I had to start somewhere, and this was the best place to start. Once I had that starting place, I began to think about what my character and organization needed. That was when it hit me! They generally met in a rather nice conference room, so I looked at buildings with good conference rooms and got pictures. No assignment was really connected to it, but they were grabbed from Twitter posts.

Following this, I looked for more interesting assignments to assist in story telling, and that is when I saw the spubble assignment. Rather than base it around me, I based it around me (Prop Joe that is). I think the picture worked out fine, and it did feel like it conveyed a message. The next step was for me to incorporate the website logo I had designed last week as well. This weaved into the story easily and worked better than creating an actual website (which was another option I considered, but then tossed out due to time constraints). With that done, the notes on the fridge or board assignment showed up, and I knew that would be perfect throw in towards the end of the story. Surprisingly, PowerPoint can really make the assignment simple and fun to do.

Lastly, I recall Jim stating he would love to see a New Day Co-Op commercial. Yeah, well that did not happen. However, I did want a radio ad. I based this one off of the ds106 radio commercial assignment, but again, I revamped it to be specifically based around the New Day Co-Op. I rather enjoyed making it, and I felt the need to have some form of audio in this assignment.

Once all the assignments were done, I tried to make a Joe-esque story (it was rather difficult, he is a man of few words that aren’t business related) and weave everything together. I think it turned out rather well, and I’d love to hear some specific feedback.

Assignments Used:

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/website-logo/

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/create-your-own-superpac/

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/post-it-notes-and-grocery-lists/

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/your-very-own-spubble/

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/ds106-radio-commercial/

<End Explanation>

 

 

 

Why It Is Cool!

http://www.nrandallumwdomain.com/ds106/a-domain-of-wisdom-ds106-wisdom-that-is/

Basically for this one, I found a nice public domain background and added a special line about DS106. I rather like this one simply because it was simple and rather colorful. It all seemed to really merge together to create a cool background. Another reason I am proud of it is because it just looks cool! I mean seriously, look at those sweet colors.

My response for today’s TDC. Hope you enjoyed it!

:)

ReWeekly Mashup!

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!

Once again I bring you a bi-weekly on what has been going on, and trust me, a lot has been going on since you last visited (or if you have been visiting, this will be slightly new). Anywho, enough with my introduction rambling! Time to start off strong.

The Wire

Mayoral Race- I am not surprised that Carcetti managed to pull ahead of Royce. My only question that I really have is will he actually look towards improving Baltimore. The way I see things in politics, is that people do stuff to get re-elected or go up in position, rather than actually try to help people. His high interest in crime seems like a good place to start, but one thing that really interests me will be his stance on education, since a lot of this season seems to be about the education system.

Corner Kid Class- I found this segment of The Wire to actually be super interesting. Colvin and the other social workers seem to be trying a new approach to reaching this kids and socializing them. It was neat to see how they started to try to reach them, then changed their approach. The segment they did with having them in groups to solve a puzzle (for a fancy dinner) was really interesting. However, it was not necessarily the contest that was super interesting, but rather seeing the winning team at Ruth’s Chris. This scene really made the two worlds just seem out of place. On one hand, you had “normal” society enjoying a meal, and on the other hand, you had corner kids having a meal. You could clearly see how they were out of place and just seemed somewhat embarrassing. I’m curious to see how that program continues.

Normal Class- I am really impressed to see Prez actually adjusting to teaching his students. The fact that he took mathematics and probability and applied it to something that they understood, was actually a good way to make them learn. Furthermore, it made it interesting (something that education fails to do normally). However, as the episodes moved on, it became clear that the school wanted to get test scores up, rather than actually teach the students. I found it funny that he found teaching test material to be bad (simply because they refused to learn) when he already had developed at least one way for them to learn.

Prez and Students- His compassion that he shows for Dookie is actually rather cool. He gave him clean clothes, offered to wash the old ones, provided him a shower, tooth brush, and other hygiene materials was great! I feel like that is a good way to reach those in need, and Prez really stepped up. He actually seems to be really concerned for his students especially Randy, and the one kid who he offered to take to the school social worker. I think he is adjusting to his new position rather well.

MCU and the Five’O- The MCU seems like it is a joke at the moment. They really have not gotten anywhere since Daniels, Kima, Lester, McNulty, and pretty much everyone else got up and left. Lester and Bunk seem to be having difficulty trying to find bodies that Marlow is hiding, I am very curious to see whether they will find them or not. On another random note, this season has been the least McNulty season I have seen. I have a strong feeling that we might be seeing Daniels as police commissioner as Carcetti rises (which everyone in the higher ups of the police department do not want).

Nammond, Bodie, and Drug Dealing- Okay, it may just be me, but I do not think that Bodie will be along for too much longer. Marlow has him working for him at the moment, but I think his time is coming, slowly but surely. As for Nammond, it is clear that he will not be able to hold up his family. What is worse to me, is that he is expected to support his family, and it is clear he has very little experience. His mother does not support him in the right ways. I really found this to be interesting because many of these street kids today seem to have their bad habits originate from home. You would think that with Webae being locked up for life, you might would want to push your child in the opposite direction, but I guess not.

Marlow and the Co-Op- Now I did not see this coming, but it brings some really bad news. Right now, it seems as though this working out very well for both sides, which is bad for everyone else that is not with them. I think that there is going to be some good times together, but also some bad times coming with this partnership.

Omar- All I can say about this is that his beef with Marlow is not going to end well for both sides. Marlow’s muscle is ruthless, but so is Omar. I expect both sides to lose good people.

Daily Time

A Quote that Really Matters

So here is my typical day!

– Get up

– Get prepared

– Eat Breakfast

– Brush Teeth

– Go to class

– Take a nap

– Program

– Play games and watch Youtube

– Go to bed

Some things were omitted just to give you a sense of the day.

I found this cool public domain picture and thought it was cool.

I decided on the the line just because it seems we are always exploring something that is unknown (at least in its creation) to most people.




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I figured some blank lines could be a good way to make this not blank anymore.

Rexim (see what I did there)

Original Post: http://www.nrandallumwdomain.com/ds106/of-air-and-life/

Remix: Cancer Sucks

I really liked how this turned out. Coming up with it just required reusing an old picture and changing the message. As usual, I used PowerPoint to change the message, and I decided to look up a cancer awareness emblem and add it to the fan.

When this came together I thought it looked very good. I probably should have tried to match the two black colors so the emblem seemed more natural. I rather like this one, but I am also curious to see what other remixes were possible. I think these are pretty good to do, and I can’t wait to do more of these.

Mash it Up

Platform – Stand together, and no one #$%&* with us.

Candidates we support – Joseph Stewart.

Candidates we oppose – Those who stand against us.

Principal Donors – New Day Co-Op

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http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/create-your-own-superpac/

So, this took some editing in Powerpoint and a picture off of Google. There were all sorts of interesting pictures available, and I chose this one because it just looked better than all the other ones.

I decided I wanted to make this assignment about The Wire, by using it to support Prop Joe for president. I really tried to make this look like a screen capture from a commercial, hence the reason why the fine print is so small at the bottom. I rather enjoyed making this one and I think it came out pretty darn well! I still wanted it to look somewhat professional so I decided against any wild fonts, and I think this looks good. I had considered a red/white/blue color scheme, but I figured that would probably not go too well in the long run.

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This is also an assignment I will be contributing to my final project (I’m still deciding on sites to use for him), but I think I have a direction to go in.

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/your-favorite-teams-mashup/

For this assignment I decided to find two teams (Heat and Redskins) and combine their logos together. I used PowerPoint to make the logo, and managed to fit them over each other to be like a Redskin comet. In the end, I decided on the team name the Heatskins.

I decided on these teams because I was looking for emblems that had relatively similar color schemes. I was also looking for some emblems that had somewhat similar shapes so they flowed well together. The Redskins’ emblem seemed to fit very well with the Heat emblem and I for one thought it turned out very well. It really hold that comet, like appearance.

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/twittr/

Actual Site: brickshelf.com + google.com

This was an easy one to put together. I decided to use Brickshelf, which is a site to post various LEGO creations, and Google. Using PowerPoint I was able to attach the Brickshelf image and recolor the the words to fit the Google color scheme. I was actually researching which font Google used, but found out it cost $206 to buy it! All that for a font!? I had to settle with the font Gisha, and that is how this came together.

I really wanted to use both of these websites because their colors and logo seemed to fit together super well. I was rather impressed with how well this came out, but it flowed together very well. In the end, I think I was missing the last red section from the Google logo, but in the end I think you can still tell it is suppose to mimic Google.

Additional Thoughts- Mashups were pretty fun, and I really like the results of the ones I did. I’m curious to see what other people did.

In addition to my Mashup Assignment for the Final, I also did a design assignment for the New Day Co-Op

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/website-logo/

So, I took a bit of a spin on this assignment. Rather than make it a DS106 assignment, I decided to take it and make it about the New Day Co-Op. I used PowerPoint as my image editor and Gimp as well for the background behind the words.

I figured if Prop Joe was going to have a website for the New Day Co-op, it would be relatively simple, but would show. I figured that it should be more of a traditional business logo rather than something more fancy. After all, this is a business rather than a bunch of random gang members. Anyways, I think this turned out pretty decently, and I think it looks pretty darn good.

Conclusion

The final project is coming up soon (I’m still lagging behind with social media to use for it), but I do have a direction to go in now. With any luck, it should come out decently, I just really need to take off running this week.

Thanks for tuning in again!

New Day Logo

Co-Op

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/website-logo/

So, I took a bit of a spin on this assignment. Rather than make it a DS106 assignment, I decided to take it and make it about the New Day Co-Op. I used PowerPoint as my image editor and Gimp as well for the background behind the words.

I figured if Prop Joe was going to have a website for the New Day Co-op, it would be relatively simple, but would show. I figured that it should be more of a traditional business logo rather than something more fancy. After all, this is a business rather than a bunch of random gang members. Anyways, I think this turned out pretty decently, and I think it looks pretty darn good.

Let me know what you think!

 

Big Fan and Cancer

Awareness

Original Post: http://www.nrandallumwdomain.com/ds106/of-air-and-life/

Remix: Cancer Sucks

I really liked how this turned out. Coming up with it just required reusing an old picture and changing the message. As usual, I used PowerPoint to change the message, and I decided to look up a cancer awareness emblem and add it to the fan.

When this came together I thought it looked very good. I probably should have tried to match the two black colors so the emblem seemed more natural. I rather like this one, but I am also curious to see what other remixes were possible. I think these are pretty good to do, and I can’t wait to do more of these.

Anyways, let me know what you think!

:)

A Logo Between Two Sites

Google + Brickshelf

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/twittr/

Actual Site: brickshelf.com + google.com

This was an easy one to put together. I decided to use Brickshelf, which is a site to post various LEGO creations, and Google. Using PowerPoint I was able to attach the Brickshelf image and recolor the the words to fit the Google color scheme. I was actually researching which font Google used, but found out it cost $206 to buy it! All that for a font!? I had to settle with the font Gisha, and that is how this came together.

I really wanted to use both of these websites because their colors and logo seemed to fit together super well. I was rather impressed with how well this came out, but it flowed together very well. In the end, I think I was missing the last red section from the Google logo, but in the end I think you can still tell it is suppose to mimic Google.

Let me know what you think!

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Heatskins!

Heatskins

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/your-favorite-teams-mashup/

For this assignment I decided to find two teams (Heat and Redskins) and combine their logos together. I used PowerPoint to make the logo, and managed to fit them over each other to be like a Redskin comet. In the end, I decided on the team name the Heatskins.

I decided on these teams because I was looking for emblems that had relatively similar color schemes. I was also looking for some emblems that had somewhat similar shapes so they flowed well together. The Redskins’ emblem seemed to fit very well with the Heat emblem and I for one thought it turned out very well. It really hold that comet, like appearance.

Let me know what you think!

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