Archive for September, 2016

Femme Fatale: Tropes of Deviant Sexuality and Empowerment

     For my study of tropes in the media, I’ve chosen to explore the different depictions and symbols of femme fatale in history. A femme fatale is a character that I’ve always associated with sexuality, power and insanity. The first image that appeared in my mind was that of Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy…

Hand-Painted Signage in Rajasthan

    When I visited Rajasthan, India last year I found elements of graphic design adorning the streets of Samode Village. I was definitely caught off guard because I didn’t expect to experience such striking signs in every corner and almost every door. I realized that hand-painted signage is still a visual vernacular in this…