Posts Tagged With identity

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…

The Landscape the Tropics Never Had 热带从未有过的风景

The Landscape the Tropics Never Had 热带从未有过的风景 by Qingyu Wu (aka Q) Type: Identity, Art Direction, Packaging Client: Maybe Mars Records Year: 2017 Music The four members of Chui Wan (吹万) have different musical tastes and psychedelic intersections. the album includes Impromptu collision and choreography with adding other elements to the new psychedelic rock. There…

Tropes in the Media: Snakes

Throughout their entire existence as a species, snakes have developed an unmistakable reputation as a versatile trope. These coldblooded creatures are a universally- recognizable symbol in myth in media, and possess certain qualities that stretch their existence as a species into their meaning as a symbol harnessed by innumerable cultural contexts and media outlets.  Today,…

Tropes in Media: Asian Stereotypes

Asian Americans have been presented in a variety of manners over the past several decades – from bookworms who obsess over their grades, luxury-brand obsessed business moguls, to submissive individuals who are often pushed to the background, Asian-Americans face heavy stereotypes that have become relevant in mainstream media. Despite the array of interpretations, many fail…

The American Flag Trope

The trope I chose is The American Flag. In the 3 examples following the original, The American Flag represents the United States but the specific changes to the original flag in each unique example represents something different about America. I chose my tropes from 3 unique mediums, Poster (Black Flag), Graphically Designed Photo (Ammo cartridge…

Tropes in the Media: The Virgin Mary

Above: This painting is the original image upon which I will be basing my interpretations. “Madonna and Child”, painting by Duccio di Buoninsegna created in the year 1300 is said to be the most famous depiction of the Mother Mary. The painting depicts the Virgin Mary holding Baby Jesus as he reaches one hand up…

Tropes in the Media: Snake

This is a snake. It’s well known for having venomous species, and to typically avoid them. Because of it’s dangerous characteristics, many people may often feel scared or some form of distastefulness towards them.  However, despite this, snakes have gone through a various amount of tropes, each of them carrying different meanings for having a…

Tropes in the Media: Make America Great

         A trope is a figurative use of a word, expression, or image. The trope is Donald Trump, America’s current president. I have selected three different images below – the first one being a poster from Trump’s presidential campaign, the second is a cartoon made as a play-off of that campaign poster,…

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…

Man’s Best Friend (In Media)

“Man’s best friend” is the superlative often bestowed upon dogs – in the western view, your average canine often represents loyalty, hardiness, and unconditional love, occasionally with other modifiers, depending on the breed of dog in question (for instance, perseverance and stoicism in German Shepherds, or fierceness and aggression with “Bully breeds” and Rottweilers). This…

Hispanic/Latino Stereotypes

The trope that I chose for this assignment was Hispanic/Latino stereotypes. Some common Latino stereotypes are the “Mexican” cultural costume consisting of a sombrero, serape, mustache, and maracas, the view of Latinos as dangerous drug dealers/thugs, or the view of Latinos as hyper-sexualized “Latin lovers”. All of these can be found in the media, which…

Professionals

For my first example, I chose a cover of Charm Magazine from the 50’s. On it is portrayed a business woman, dressed to the nines. My first impression of this led me to believe that being professional and business-like can be glamorous. This woman seems very powerful and capable, but also drop-dead gorgeous. Sure, she’s…