Part 3 (Visual communications) – Assignment three (Plan)

Re-appropriating images I begin this assignment by looking for examples of re-appropriation within visual communication. It took me some time searching around for the right image that could be both interesting to me and that could work well for the assignment. During the search I found Cindy Sherman. As soon as I saw her work, I was mesmerised by her series of History… Continue reading Part 3 (Visual communications) – Assignment three (Plan)

Project 4 (Time and place) – Room One: Urban

Room Seven: Urban (p.27-46) Artists Doug Aitken Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster Jean and Louise Wilson Richard Hamilton Victor Pasmore Liam Gillick Dan Graham Borjan Sarcevic Stan Douglas Thomas Struth Points of interest 'To live in the city, must we assume the position of the anonymous stranger?' (p.27) 'Home can be motion at times.' Doug Aitken (p.28) '...an architectural protagonist… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Room One: Urban

Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 4

Cutting edge Explore websites and other forms of new media and identify examples of cutting edge or inventive forms of visual communication. I went back to my exercise of Identifying visual communications in order to recall the different types of visual communications, which are persuasion, information, identity design, authorial content, interactive design and alternative messages. I will be noting whether each of… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 4

Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 3

Visual conventions for time and place Examples of different visual conventions used to convey time and/or place/space from different historical periods. motion decayed flowers blooming repetition of same action, endless loop time cartoon strip visual description and textual sequence, steps (this, then this, etc.) conveys time (beginning, middle, end) storyboard step by step narrative shows progression… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 3

Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 2

Knitting patterns Mind map of what knitting means to me and what I associate it with: Contemporary and historical examples of where and how knitting or knitted items have been represented:   Reflection After looking around at various examples of knitting, I feel that my initial mind map is not very far off from what I found. There… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 2

Project 3 (Reading visual communications) – Exercise 2

Join the Navy Denotation sailor torpedo water (sea / ocean) riding whip cowboy pose movement energy complementary colors navy recruitment JOIN NAVY is big, red and all-caps Connotation all elements persuasive, meant to appeal to a male audience torpedo placement, size and form = phallic, proof of manliness, virility pose as if riding a bull = comparison… Continue reading Project 3 (Reading visual communications) – Exercise 2

Project 3 (Reading visual communications) – Exercise 1

What does this apple mean? All of these images contain a common signifier, namely an apple. The meaning or idea that is represented by each apple, however, might be different. Below each image, I will list what I think is being signified and then reflect on this range of meanings. love lust temptation forbidden fruit temptation knowledge fall of man sin relationship… Continue reading Project 3 (Reading visual communications) – Exercise 1

Project 3 (Reading visual communications) – Room Three: Fantastic

Room Three: Fantastic (p.80-82) Signifier and signified in crop circle photograph. In this case, the signifier (the form of a sign) is the crop circle while the signified (the concept of a sign) is the existence of paranormal or extra-terrestrial forces. It seems that one of the reasons why crop circles are linked with these unknown… Continue reading Project 3 (Reading visual communications) – Room Three: Fantastic