Part Three – Learning Outcome

I recently submitted my third assignment, thus completing the Visual Communications section of this course. It was a meaty section with lots of work and research and, in keeping with a little ritual I've set for myself, I wanted to reflect on my progress across the course learning outcomes at this point. Can I demonstrate… Continue reading Part Three – Learning Outcome

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Assignment 3 – Preparation & notes

We were asked to identify an example of re-appropriation within visual communication.  I chose to look at the work of visual artist (painter/sculptor) Kehinde Wiley. His work really resonated me the first time I saw it in Paris at Musee d'Orsay's "Masculine / Masculine. The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day"… Continue reading Assignment 3 – Preparation & notes

Project 4 – Time & Place

Notes: The Global Village Marshall McLuhan coined the term "global village" in 1964, with reference to the way media and electronic communication connected people across time and geography. This sense of interconnectedness is far more pronounced today with the development of the Internet, mobile technologies, etc. Notion of "one" global village has been been both… Continue reading Project 4 – Time & Place

Project 4 – Time and place

Exercise 3 - Visual conventions for time and place A research project for identifying visual conventions used to convey time and/or place/space (frame-by-frame storytelling, handling of perspective, speech bubbles, etc) from different historical periods. i) What I already know To get started, I wrote down a list of words/things I associate with the term "visual… Continue reading Project 4 – Time and place

Project 4 – Time and place

Notes: Representing time and place Text asks us to consider how our experience of time an place are represented visually. Visual communicators may try to weave questions of experience, time and place (narrative?) into what's called "visual storytelling": taking the viewer on a visual journey in which ideas of time and place are presented through… Continue reading Project 4 – Time and place

Project 4 – Time and place

Notes - Reusing the old Good to stay in the present/imagine the future, but also acknowledge the influence of historical trends on contemporary visual culture Retro designs (not all, but some) are almost permanently in fashion Similarly, stuff that seems new often has roots in much earlier, perhaps less popular, ideas and design Reminds me… Continue reading Project 4 – Time and place

Project 4 – Time and place

Notes: Project 4 learning objective: to explore how ideas of past, current and future designs interact with one another; to identify some of the visual conventions used to represent time (clocks, timelines, hourglass) and place (maps; landmarks (ie: Eiffel Tour as representative of Paris); to explore cyberspace as a new(?) location for visual communication. Here… Continue reading Project 4 – Time and place

Project 3 – Reading visual communications

Notes: Denotation and connotation Denotation and connotation are key terms in semiotic analysis Denotation - what can be seen and its literal interpretation (ie: a fruit called an apple) Connotation - possible meanings suggested by literal elements (ie: in a Renaissance painting, an apple might suggest temptation, with reference to Biblical scene between Adam, Eve,… Continue reading Project 3 – Reading visual communications

Project 3 – Reading visual communications

Exercise 1 - What does this apple mean? I began this exercise with a brainstorm of different ways we think about and associate around apples. Some ideas and cultural concepts that sprung to mind were: Apple as symbolic of (Biblical) tree of knowledge, Eve's submission to temptation, the subsequent fall of mankind into a life… Continue reading Project 3 – Reading visual communications

Project 3 – Reading visual communications

Notes Summary of intended learning outcomes from Project 2: visual communications employ a(ny) combination of typeface, image and materials to support an intended message. When choosing the visual elements to include in visual communications, it's important to consider the kinds of meanings these different elements may lend themselves to (important to consider connotations of language,… Continue reading Project 3 – Reading visual communications