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Walking Under Golden Sun

Walking Under Golden Sun. A tibetan influenced piece of design work. The thinking was to keep it simple. Advertisements

VC501 – Dissertation Preperation: Anti-Consumerism and Culture

Anti-Consumerism has almost become a political movement. With the expansion of mass consumerism comes negative effects, which by use of subertising, guerillia semiotics, clever anti-consumerism campaigns and advertising campaigns. Here are some examples of spoofs adverts and subvertising by Barbara Kruger.

VC501 – Dissertation Preperation: Adbusters

Kalle Lasn, the founder of Adbusters (a culture jamming organization) was interviewed in Satya magazine in May 05. Having read the interview, I’ve picked out the following relevant points. The link to the full review is below: http://www.satyamag.com/may05/lasn.html Extract from the Magazine: Kalle worked as an advertising executive in Japan until he got fed up … Continue reading

VC501 – Dissertation Preperation: Banksy

Banksy is a renowned culture jammer.┬áHe is an artist who, although he is known for his art that is shown in art galleries, is most popular for his graffiti. Banksy’s culture jamming designs have a strong commentary and political influence behind them. Banksy’s identity remains anonymous because of the legality of his work. Along with … Continue reading

VC501 – Disseration Preperation: Culture Jamming

There a three main types of culture jamming: commercial, political, and social signs of our times. As you walk through a city, how often do you stop to think about the signs, symbols and advertisements that bombard your vision from every direction? There seems little doubt that we live in a society increasingly dominated by … Continue reading

VC501 – Disseration Preperation: Initial Questions

My areas of research for my dissertation preparation are: consumerism, green washing and culture jamming. Has Culture Jamming had an effect on commercial culture? What impact is Corporate green washing having on ethical consumerism? What is the impact of anti-consumerism on modern day political and social culture? I have a big interest in anti-consumerism and … Continue reading

VC501 – Design Manifesto: Final Poster Design

I’ve produced four A1 poster designs for the manifesto. Poster 1 – A simplistic poster, but its still quite dynamic. The vertical lines make you focus more on the text. I wanted to engage the viewer more with the text, so reflected it to make it harder to decipher. Poster 2 – The idea for … Continue reading

VC501 – Design Manifesto: Poster Development

This post contains a selection of development thumbnails, concepts and further ideas. I inked up the following illustration of a child holding a gun and a teddy bear as a background image (and a focal point) for my design manifesto poster. The stark imagery, I had hoped, would emphasize any messages contained within the manifesto … Continue reading