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Surrealism – An Art Movement

May 24, 2011

Surrealism was an art movement that focused on the subconscious and use of unlikely and impossible situations. Advertisements

David Hockney

April 11, 2011

The two images above are of David Hockney’s collage work. David Hockney is an English photographer, painter, printmaker, stage designer, and draughtsman who is seen by many as the most influential British artist of the twentieth century. Hockney went to Wellington Primary School, Bradford Grammar School, Bradford College of Art, and the Royal College of […]

The Influence of Current Trends on Type

March 30, 2011

There will always be a new cluster of fast-moving trends that touch societies for periods of time and then continue on, occasionally leaving behind some lasting impressions.  While a trend is making it’s impact, many aspects of life are subject to change.  The things we see on TV, what we hear at school, what we […]

Ligatures

March 30, 2011

A ligature in typography and writing is the combination of writing units to form a single glyph which is an element of writing that adds to the meaning of what is written.  Ligatures can be traced all the way back to Sumerian cuneiform, where characters were often combined to form single characters.  The way writing […]

Lorem Ipsum

February 27, 2011

Lorem Ipsum is a placeholder text, which is a text that appears to be real written text but is randomly generated.  Lorem Ipsum is usually used to demonstrate the font, typography, or layout of a document or a graphic design.  Lorem Ipsum comes from a piece of Latin literature called “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” […]

The Ethical and Moral Aspects of Photo Manipulation

February 27, 2011

I believe that photo manipulation is acceptable in certain situations and unacceptable in others.  I don’t think it’s right for photo manipulation to be used to “fix up” a child’s school picture.  I think it’s not right to remove even cuts, acne, or other temporary blemishes because, like it said in the article about photo […]

Z Pattern and Optical Center

February 1, 2011

The man’s head in the design above is located at the optical center.  This design uses z pattern because when this design is first seen, the eye goes from the man’s face to ‘BIRD’ to the other text at the bottom of the design and then maybe to the bottom right corner of the design. […]

Shepard Fairey

January 24, 2011

Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary artist, graphic designer, and illustrator.  He graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy in 1988 and in 1992, he graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration.  Fairey is most well known for his ‘HOPE’ posters which supported Barack Obama’s 2008 candidacy for President of […]