March 2010 Archives
The Designer I found was Jessica Hische. Her work showed details and same styling as both the Industrial Revolution and Art Nouveau (Arts and Crafts) movements. She uses many different colors in her designs but dulls them down to give an older look and feel to them. Along with adding curls, detailed little patterns, and borders. Most of her text is hand drawn or done in Illustrator. The example of hers I found was a full page advertisement which ran in the New York times to promote the movie "Acid Test". The film is about the environmental troubles the ocean is going through with pollution and hopes to motivate viewers to think about the ocean along with going green in their lives.
The magazine I used for this assignment was Adbusters. The article: Buy Nothing Day 2009. The article talks about inviting all people around the world to celebrate this day by resisting buying anything all day long. It is to go against consumer capitalism just for one day and to try at least for a moment to halt the capitalist machine. Some people demonstrated credit card cut-ups and provocative pranks, such as zombie walks. Where people dressed up as zombies in the street and carried product bags. The image that connects to this article is a post of someone using a credit card to spread butter on a piece of bread with the text "Buy Nothing Day". I thought that the image and text spoke for the whole article itself. It is done in a fun and clever way. One could see the image with the phrase and know exactly what it is trying to tell you.