Posts Tagged With illustration

Wild Design: Anatomy Textbook

My last wild design post is going to be on my Anatomy and Physiology For Speech, Language, and Hearing textbook. This class is an anatomy class but instead of learning about how the whole body is set up and how it functions, we only learn about how speech is produced and how people are able…

If Apples Had Teeth – Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser published “If Apples Had Teeth” with his wife Shirley Glaser in 1960. While Shirley wrote the book, Milton did the illustrations and together they started publishing children’s books. “If Apples Had Teeth,” questions why things are the way that they are and how things could be absurdly different.  As the book is meant…

Depero’s Project 1

One of Depero’s projects that first stood out to me was I balli plastici. This is a set design that was created in 1921. In 1917, Depero  began to conceive of a Futurist ballet in which machine-like puppets would replace human actors and dancers.  He felt that this would emphasize the Futurist ideals of technology…

Lauren Hom: Flour Crowns

Back in March 2017, Lauren Hom started a project known as Flour Crowns. On her website, she says that this project stemmed from her love for food and puns. The project can be best described as photographs of women wearing flour crowns, and yes you read that correctly, flour not flower. Hom says that as…

Lauren Hom: Googleplex Mural

One of Lauren Hom’s most recent commissions was to create a mural for Google. She designed and executed a 12 foot by 16 foot hand painted mural in Google’s VR offices located in San Francisco, California with the help from her two painting assistants, Chie Tamada and Jenna Carando. The mural features the phrase, “We’re…

Tropes in the Media: Snakes

Known widely around the world as dangerous, deadly, and often frightening creatures, snakes have been the subject of many graphic publications throughout history. Their potentially fatal bites sometimes laced with venom coupled with their long fangs are menacing enough if you don’t take into account their inhuman ability to slither silently into the smallest hiding…

Tropes in the Media: Snakes

My chosen trope to research is the snake. Snakes are cold blooded normally poisonous or venomous creatures who do not have any appendages. Since they are so different from most creatures we are accustomed to today, many people fear snakes which might have attributed to their popularly used tropes. Due to the fear most people…

Hugh Ferriss & The Metropolis of Tomorrow

This remarkable rendering entered the Public Domain this year, and predates Ferriss’s best known book, The Metropolis of Tomorrow (1924) by several years. To examine this book today is to marvel at the predictive power of Ferriss’s vision. At the beginning of his career, his work would have been characterized as that of a delineator, and…

Ancient Spanish Ballads: Historical and Romantic

The book I chose was Ancient Spanish Ballads: Historical and Romantic by John Gibson Lockhart (1842). My first visual impression was that this book is pristine and it looks like a luxury item. It is a breathtaking masterpiece of a book and it gave me chills just to look at it. Every inch of the…

God’s Man

When I first glanced at Gods’ Man, the cover gave me true 20’s vibes with its retro font type and abstract approach. The font specifically reminded me of something from the Great Gatsby, and the cover art first made me think of Aubrey Beardsley; an artist who was known for his significance in the Art…

Pussyhats as a Trope

     Two women from the same knitting circle, with a shared passion for women’s rights, started the Pussyhat Project to solve both a need to stay warm during the Women’s March in Washington D.C., which occurred on January 21, 2017, and to create a sense of solidarity for those in attendance at the march…

Victor Moscoso Zap Comix

Zap Comix are culturally significant in the underground comics era as a rebellion against the acts set in place by committees at the time that attempted to stifle creativity in an attempt to make mass media more family friendly. Comix were titled this way because of their “X” rated nature, and Zap Comix #4 actually…

Tropes: Mother

  Commercial Screenshot, Chiffon Margarine 1970s Source: https://www.theretrosite.com/mobile/watch.php?vid=ac5116235 The first image is a screenshot of the commercial for Chiffon Margarine created in the 1970s. In the commercial, Mother Nature is given a sample of the Chiffon margarine to taste. After tasting the margarine, she beams of happiness and gawks over the wonderful taste. The Chiffon…

Tropes: Nurses

Nurses  Whether it is guardian on the battlefront, or vixen in the emergency room, the representation of the nurse has changed and developed over time to reflect the different ideas of nurses, like gender roles and norms, as well as healthcare and medicine.   Cigarette Advertisement  Here is an advertisement from 1932 for Camel cigarettes featuring a nurse. The very…