Bridge 1- Int. Studio 2


Original Found Cliché


3 occurrences of the found cliché

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This was found  online from the website

I chose this cliché because I feel that this is one picture people relate to when they go to visit the building opposite this one, as they want to see the Empire State up-close and the coin operated binoculars are what people look forward to using.

This picture is a big cliché because it is taken at an angle with the intended inclusion of the binoculars, which directly explain that the Empire State is one where you “fell in love at first sight” upon seeing.

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This was found on the online from the website

I chose this clichéd picture because it is the entire eye level view of the Empire State building, and is what people think of when they envision the iconic building.

I think the picture is a cliché because this view is one that many have seen so frequently, that its uniqueness has slowly diminished making it so predictable to see.

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This picture was found online from the website

I chose this picture because it was taken from down below to try and get a perspective of this building so many people have tried to encapture, and still do.

I find this image cliché because this angle is one people try to click so frequently, and so doesn’t showcase the uniqueness of the Empire State itself.


Non- Cliché Final




This is my non-cliché version of the Empire State Building. It was inspired by the fact that the iconic building has its own barcode, and “To access the application, barcodes are displayed throughout the exhibit that when entered will reveal supplementary interactive, educational content.”[1] I came up with the idea of turning the entire building into a barcode itself along with its exact barcode number written inside of it. At first I used black lines of paper for the draft, but as we progressed onwards form the in class critique, I worked further on it, and making it 3D. The project is made using thin straw stirrers and wires, which I bent around to allow it to have a perspective. I then spray painted the long strips after they were made with black spray paint, and stuck it on using a glue gun. This whole project was a great learning experience, and I learned a new technique along the way, which I am grateful for.



[1] “Empire State Building”. Empire State Building. N.p., 2016. Web. 2 June 2016.


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