Posts Tagged With advertisement

Bananas

Bananas have long been a fascination in pop culture for their bright, distinctive appearance and their ubiquity for Western consumers. They have been utilized in all kinds of lighthearted media as cartoon characters and comedic symbols. They have also often been used in propaganda, advertisements, and arts to represent sexual metaphors and exoticism. The main…

Mother Knows Best

 The trope I have chosen is Mother. A mother represents an individual’s female parent who ultimately helps protect you and gives you life. This can be shown in the example above. However, in these next three examples shown below, a mother will be represented or perceived in a new way based on what is being…

Damsel in Distress Trope

Damsel in Distress Trope Rachael Litavecz This 1953 advertisement for ketchup reads, “You mean a woman can open it?” (“Beyond Belief: Shocking Vintage Adverts from the ‘Golden Age’ “). The advertisement features a close-up of a woman’s face and her holding a ketchup bottle. The advertisement’s imagery and text promotes the hassle-free design of the…

ART AGAINST AIDS | Dan Friedman

ART AGAINST AIDS is one of Friedman’s later works, made in 1987. This work was made for a coalition of artists and galleries to have an exhibition to raids money to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research. From what I can gather about Friedman and his personality, he most likely did this poster for…

Ulm und Basel | Dan Friedman

Dan Friedman had his postgraduate education split between too very different graphic design schools, Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm and Allgemeine Gewerbeschule Basel.[1] Ulm was a high modernist institution while Basel was more intuitive and exuberant.[2] While teaching at Yale, Friedman used his knowledge of the two extremes of design to help formulate projects for his…

Multilingual Advertising

My next Wild Design Post is going to be on a Sol de Janeiro body cream. Unlike most fragrance body creams today, this particular one is in a tub like container which is smart advertising considering it stands out compared to all of the other body creams in the plastic tubes. When shopping, customers tend…

Public Health Campaigns are Nothing New

In 1896, in a bout of reformist zeal, New York City passed anti-spitting laws. As one can see from the image, spitting could convey any number of communicable diseases and was an especial concern in the new subways and on the old sidewalks. The biggest enemy listed here is tuberculosis, or “consumption,” also known at…

Noz W Wodzie (1961)

Noz W Wodzie, or Knife in the Water is a film directed by Roman Polanski, released in. The movie is about a couple on a road trip about to go sailing who run into a hitchhiker and invite him along. Tension builds between the hitchhiker and the man who invited him along because he starts…

A. M. Cassandre – Au Bucheron

One of the most important posters created by Cassandre was Au Bucheron, a poster created as an advertisement for a cabinet maker in 1923. The poster itself led to Cassandre’s later and widespread success and fame, winning him recognition and an iconic style. It is a depiction of a man chopping down a tree, not…

“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…

The Geisha Girl as a Trope in Western Media

Geishas have been a part of Japanese culture, as they fulfilled many different roles including performers, courtesans, artisans, entertainers, etc. Historically, being a geisha was considered a profession of high-status requiring thorough and extensive stages of training. Known for their particular style of makeup and traditional attire, geishas have been acknowledged as forms of art…

Housewife

     Tropes are used in the media to depict a person or thing in a way that is universally understood. Many times, a trope correlates to a certain stereotype, such as the dumb blonde, the hardworking husband, or the corrupt boss. Tropes are used in all forms of media, as characters and symbols that…