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Brandi Hargette’s Website [FIN!]

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It looks better if you view it on a Mac. So, do that. Please?

If you hover over the link and have “Site Preview” on your computer, you can already see the difference in formatting/font before you even click. The font shown on [the]/this picture linking you to the website will not be what’s shown on the actual website if you use anything but a Mac. Guess that’s the way the cookie crumbles. Blah.

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May 7, 2010 at 11:22 am

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Brandi Hargette’s Double Truck Layout

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April 14, 2010 at 11:21 am

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WIRED Magazine Cover

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The reason I chose this type of magazine was really based on the image. I found this image within GQ and thought it was incredibly strong. I like images that have the ability to stand alone. From there, I developed the title/theme for my cover. I stuck with the usage of white font as to not be too distracting from the image, and pulled a little red from the color to write “Technologies Takeover”. As to not distract, again, I didn’t want the sell lines to be too in depth or obnoxiously noticeable.

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March 24, 2010 at 1:25 pm

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ā€œIt was all a dream, I used to read Word Up magazine.ā€

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My favorite magazine cover would have to be the one featured below:

Jay-Z on the cover of XXL

I’d think my reasoning behind this magazine cover being my favorite would be obvious. However, I realize that people tend to have differing opinions, so I’ll take the time to elaboarte.

For starters, I think that Jay-Z is the [undisputed] best rapper alive. He is on the cover. That’s one plus. More so, they clearly banked on Jay-Z being able to sale this magazine on his own. That’s apparent because there aren’t any subtitles on this cover. I’m all for that.

As far as elements of design are concerned, I think it’s a great use of white (in this case, black) space. His face is the main focus of the cover and the reflection of NYC in his glasses keeps the picture from being a bland, face shot. It’s also creative and very much relevant to what Jay-Z stands represents (literally and figuratively). In addition, there aren’t a bunch of different fonts and colors used on the cover that take away from the power of the image.

I located the cover online –> here.

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March 15, 2010 at 4:11 am

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4 Elements of Hip-Hop Inforgraphic

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This infographic depicts what decade each of the four elements of Hip-Hop was founded in. I got all of my graphics from Official PSDS, except for the brick wall I used as a background. I found the brick wall at Wikimedia Commons via Google. The information I used was pulled from BBC’s website.

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March 3, 2010 at 7:38 am

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A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words

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My reason for posting this infograph seems to be completely opposite from most people. What I like about this infograph is the lack of information it SEEMS to present. As a person who doesn’t care for numbers, I won’t stare at any type of informative chart too long… pictures included or otherwise. This infograph appears to just be a photograph of various stamps (which may catch someone’s eye for no specific reason at all, beyond curiousity… at least, that’s what it did for me). It isn’t until further inspection that you read the paragprahs at the top and take note of the color coordination signaling at the information being presented.

That is why I chose this infographic. In my opinion, an effective infograph makes the information presented seem lighter than it may be and makes the absorption of the material a fun experience… that is what this infograph did for me. Clicking the picture will direct you to the site in which I found it on.

Stamp of Approval

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February 24, 2010 at 7:24 am

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My Life: Your Entertainment

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So, when I open my eyes the first thing on my right is this dry-erase board. Because of that, combined with my affinity for words, it’s full of inspirational quotes that move me. Above that is a painting I received two years ago for my birthday šŸ™‚

Once the ball gets rolling, everything in this picture is responsible for me making it through my week without any type of breakdown. From L to R: (bottom left) My journal/poetry book, my planner (which is kind of the backdrop), my cell phone, and my iPod. Lord, bless all these things for giving me peace.

This wonderful photo captures me and my coworkers/friends (they have a problem with being labeled coworkers and nothing else) in our essence… at work… clearly, working. We found those stickers in the office and lost our minds. Yes, I’m a CA at The Edge.

This is a group activity during a Black Law Students Association meeting,
which happens every Monday. I am this organizations secretary.

“BABEL!” This would be the first thing to leave my mouth upon seeing any of the people below in person. This is my/Temple’s poetry collective: Babel. A league of extraordinary poets. We are backstage before a show.

Clearly, we are on stage now. Showtime!

This beautiful piece of nature is the Philadelphia Art Museum’s front steps.
Yes, we went sledding down this. Clutch.

Another self-explanatory photo: dinner. I’m Southern and love to cook.
Moreso, I love porkchops. Behold them in their greatness.

That’s all folks šŸ˜‰

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February 17, 2010 at 8:55 am

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