This image shows a dogs mouth in place of a cats, also a human mouth on his helmet. This image I just now placed into my blog was done at the beginning of the semester. I now know that this image is very rough and I can greatly improve it.
November 14, 2011
The New Yorker caught my eye because of the colors and shapes,also because it has a cartoonish look that I like. It shows a street that appears to be New York in the fall(probably like the current month of the magazine,which is Nov.)There is only two different fonts, so my eyes were focused mainly on the image. It gave me a feeling of seeing one of the streets of New York in November as it would normally be. The subtle colors chosen give the image a cool, peaceful feeling.
Popular Science was interesting to look at because of the action that was going on.It made me visualize a hand being de-moleculized by an energy beam. the fonts were black and white, and were in the same font family,only different sizes to make me focus on the larger fonts first. Minimum color, but image works just fine that way.My eyes focused on the center of the magazine first,which is the focal point where the main interest is. Very cool image.
Light metal age magazine is not a very exciting magazine, however the cover most certainly is. The use of perspective made for a very interesting design.The image would have been much less appealing if it was shot from a different angle, like the front having the bars horizontal. they kept the font more neutral so I would see the image first. Anyone would pickup this magazine just to look at it . Amazing how a factory machine when seen from a different angle could be so interesting.
November 2, 2011
Style as it refers to design: The look and feel of the design(usually created by specific techniques) It also can mean a specific historically recognized style, like during a certain time period and culture. There are several ideas that can be conveyed using style, such as: Style as technique,style as an artistic movement, and style used as context. Salvador Dali [1904-1989] was probably the greatest surrealist painter. He used bizarre dream images to create a landscape of his inner mind onto the canvas. Surrealism is a style that shows fantastic visual images from the dream-world; used with no intention of having the work make logical sense. One of Dalis’ most famous (and a favorite of mine) is called:The persistence of memory. It shows his theory of softness and hardness. I’m personally drawn to his work because of how interesting his choices of imagery and the way he comprehends and interprets his dreams applied to canvas are. A web page using this technique would be limited to certain companies that are looking for bizarre type imagery.
November 2, 2011
When I began watching this film I was immediately drawn into the story because of how this movie was put together.There were several mediums that were used to capture my attention: The use of camera angles and closeups, the natural way that the actors were acting,the use of an antagonist,the settings,were all factors in keeping me focused on the story. There were strong arguments, both in favor of the painting being genuinely Pollock made, and against it. Throughout the film I would flip-flop between who’s side of the fence I was on. I’m still unsure of what to believe,but being a romantic, I would like to think that it is an original Jackson Pollock. The similarities I saw between Teri and Jackson Pollock are: they’re both stubborn, they both liked to drink,and they both wanted a large sum of money for their painting. The filmmaker did a fine job of recreating the instances, as when I was watching it, it seemed like the “real deal”. The filmmaker made the film seem like it was an actual documented film. I enjoyed it, even though the subject of the story wasn’t a very exciting one, because of how well it was made.