Seven Days of Visual Culture
A week of studying the identity of images, campaigns, and life. Highlighted are the elements of art and design, there is a key attached to help understand the images.
(Day One) Editorial found online.
I chose this editorial spread because it showcases identity in fashion. Two of passions include advertising and fashion. I feel that fashion alone helps people and consumers articulate themselves without having to use language. Advertising plays a huge role in our society as it has the power to persuade thoughts and create action (whether the action be buying or ideas). It is important for editorial spreads to showcase many different ideas of identity, and in this case pushing the boundaries by sexualizing two men. This helps shape the spread’s identity. In addition, I love the layout and power of this spread. It is a strong image that contains many artistic elements.
(Day Two) Fashion campaign from Elle Canada.
When I came across this spread from Elle: Canada, I found it intriguing. The juxtaposition of the modern fashion and the vintage car creates an interesting story to the image. I feel that the identity of this campaign proves the glamorization of fashion.
(Day Three) Nike Soul Campaign
This campaign represents brand identity. Nike’s work-hard, athletic vibe is portrayed throughout the band and its ad campaigns. I love the simplicity of their design approach creating a strong and easily rememberable image.
(Day Four) Street Photography from 19th St & 6th Ave
Liked the way this imaged turned out and how it captured the mood of the street NYC. There’s a good capture of emotion and movement, while displaying the hustle of the street.
(Day Five) Street Scene from 6th Ave
Thought that this image showcased the movement of New York. The composition/lighting came out interesting.
(Day Six) Headdresses from “Is Fashion Modern?” Exhibit at MoMA
At first sight of these headdresses, I found them striking and full of identity. They fully capture pattern, shape, texture, culture/heritage, and form.
(Day Seven) An Unfolding Portrait by Louise Bourgeois
Identity showcased through the lens of sculpture / art. I thought this was an intriguing way to execute a portrait.