Latest Posts from Elizabeth Shannon

Silas Munro : Art 2

Silas Munro’s book W.E.B Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America is an analysis of W.E.B. Du Bois work through the lens of an African American. This novel grabs readers with its bright colorful graphic swirl on the front. This swirl is one of the many pieces included inside. Each of these infographics done by…

Silas Munro : Art 1

Polymode is the website/platform that was created by Silas Munro and Brian Johnson. It is a platform that allows their clients to create websites, advertisments, poetry, books, exhibitions, ect. “Polymode is a studio that leads the edge of comtemporary graphic design through poetic research, learning experiences, and making cool shit for clients in the cultural…

Who’s Who : Silas Munro

Silas Munro engages multi-modal practices in hopes to inspire people to be the “best versions of themselves in order to effect positive change on society as a whole.” Munro is a full time Assistant Professor at Otis College of Art and Design. He teaches Communication Arts, Liberal Art and Sciences, Creative Action, and MFA Graphic…

Wild Design : March

At the Cupcake Shoppe, in downtown Raleigh, there is this mural painted on the visible side of the wall. The mural reads “Stay Sweet, Raleigh” and the painting is an ombre from light pink into orange; the light pink possibly representing the light pink in the logo of the shop. I really love this design…

Film : Sacred Games

Sacred Games is a series that begins ominously and leads viewers to the idea that the narrator is the boss of some operation. The title sequence follows some action and begins with the panning of a mandala-like artwork, with actors’ names written center screen in all caps. By designing the actors’ recognition this way, it…

Navigating Space : Vidrios

Analyzing the art forms found throughout this restaurant is no easy feat. This is due to the fact that there are so may different forms of art throughout the building and many different styles represented. The cubical structure over one dining area represents very geometric and sharp lines, whereas the blown glass wall represents abstract…

Sidekick Trope

The trope of “sidekick” is widely known as a character that is secondary to the story. The sidekick is known for comedic relief and usually gets themselves in trouble for the “hero” of the story to save. ┬áIn most cases, the sidekick is less than the main character, in intelligence, strength, or purpose. Each sidekick…