This was a cool assignment! I implicitly always am seeing advertisements and signs for things and judge them based on all of these criteria, but really taking the time to analyze them was interesting. I posted all of the signs I chose onto Flickr and tagged them with designblitz. Here are my sign/advertisement choices!
This Chick-fil-a sign shows symbolism because the large “C” is designed like a chicken to emphasize the fact that Chick-fil-a only serves chicken!
This next sign shows a great use of space! The advertisement used up the entire sign and space of the board. I find this ad draws my eye just because of the sheer size of all of the capital letters.
This advertisement for The Hyatt Hotel makes a good use of color. The colored circles form an “H” for Hyatt. It draws the eye and also serves a purpose!
This next sign uses a few elements, but most predominately I think it uses minimalism. It states cleanly, boldly, and simply the name of the Anderson Center Gym.
This sign uses dominance, but not in a good way. This sign is dominant with its plain and large words, but shows nothing about what they are advertising. I have had no previous knowledge of “Union” and this sign tells me nothing about what they do.
Lastly, this sign shows dominance in a good way! These signs all around campus “advertising” Mary Wash have the eagle as a dominate feature of the flag, but also draw your eye to the UMW classic logo. These signs are effective in displaying their purpose and also at drawing the viewers eye!