Archive for February, 2019

Design In The Wild: “Thank U, YES!”

Thank U, Next? More like Thank U, YES!! I am living for anything Ariana Grande, but I must say, her marketing team is quite remarkable and really knows how to make lasting impressions on her audience. From the first few clues that Ariana would allude to the classic movie Mean Girls in her hit track…

“Nice.”

I chose this postcard as the wild design of this month because of its unique design which distinguishes itself from other postcards in the store. I purchased it two times in total, one to celebrate a friend’s graduation, and one to celebrate a birthday. When I first saw this postcard, I instantly decided on getting…

Deep River

I chose this ‘wild design’ because of its uniquity and its equal distribution of colors that make the can vibrate and noticeable. I also love the layering of patterns that are on the can. The art and font on it go very well together because they are the same type of style, almost reminding me…

Ramen & Cats

The design I chose for design in the wild is the logo for Tonbo Ramen, a restaurant in downtown Raleigh. I absolutely love the restaurant as well as this adorable cat eating ramen that is on the back of their menu. This design is immediately appealing to me just based on the fact that it…

Cigarette Advertisement Poster – Los Cigarillos Paris

In the beginning of the 2018 Fall Semester, I picked up a couple of posters to decorate my room and this one caught my eye. I am against smoking, but this advertisement did its job when it called my attention. I think what first drew me in was the warm color palette. Cool tones usually…

Lift n’ Peel

Picture me, this morning, at 6:30 AM.  Trying to be healthy I open a new bottle of vitamins, and of course there is one of those ridiculous fresh seal tops on it.  See the following picture. After a few stabs with the dull end of a fork, this is what my bottle looked like (note…

Barbie as a Trope

For the past 60 years, Barbie has been both an honorable and infamous icon for young girls across the world.  The doll was first created to replace paper dolls children were playing with at the time. Little girls could play dress up or house and use their imagination all with one toy.  Kids could make…

Ditzy Female Trope

Far too often in TV shows and movies we’re stuck face to face with a royally dumb female character. These women are often called “The Brainless Beauty,” “Ditz,” and generally referred to as “Dumb Blondes” regardless of their actual hair color. They are often used to provide comedic relief, but they’re oftentimes more infuriating than…

Tropes in the Media- Black Cloaks

Plain black cloaks, typically associated with antagonists in a storyline, have been known to add a sense of mystery, death, danger, and darkness. People tend to build first impressions very quickly and how someone appears adds a lot to that first impression. Showing a character dressed in all black builds the impression that they are…

Tropes in the Media: the American Flag/ Stars and Stripes

For this assignment, the trope I have chosen to discuss is the “American flag/ Stars and Stripes” motif. The symbol of the American flag certainly carries a lot of baggage with it, considering both the roles that the nation currently plays and has historically played in global affairs, as well as the near-constant political turmoil…

Tropes In The Media : Dog Stereotypes

Tropes In The Media: Dog Stereotypes For this assignment I chose to talk about how certain breeds are portrayed to the public through media or advertisements; how media can portray dogs to have certain stereotypes or personalities associated with how they look or what they are known for. Trope 1: Angry dog breeds associated with…

Tropes in the Media: Asian Women

From the start of immigration up until now, there have been a various mass media of cliche tropes expressed across multiple mediums for Asian women. The portrayal of Asian Women in the past has made them out to be shy, submissive, and distressed, serving to a male dominant. In recent movies within the past few…

Medusa Tropes

Medusa, or Murtula, painted by Michelangelo Caravaggio in 1596 is an oil painting inspired by the story from Greek mythology about a young, beautiful mortal woman who was raped by the sea god, Poseidon in the temple of Athena. Because of the disrespect shown in her temple, Athena proceeds to turn Medusa into a monster that when looked in…