Posts Tagged With poster

Protest Against the Rising Tide

Created in 1964, Protest Against The Rising Tide is a poster done by Seymour Chwast, for Booth’s Gin company, promoting the sale of Booth’s alcohol. The poster features the words “Protest Against the Rising Tide of Conformity,” with a small line of font at the bottom stating “Serve Booth’s House of Lords, the non-conformist gin…

W.E.B. Du Bois- Du Bois Spiral

  Du Bois was invited to create a schowcase of Afrian American living at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. However, this World Fair was inadvertdently also a celebration of French and European imperialism, even going so far as to display “villages” where black people were presented in a derogative manner, as conquests of the empire.…

The Rising Sun and the Olympic Emblem- Yusaku Kamekura

Yusaku Kamekura’s works for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics are notably what launched the graphic designer into international fame, specifically his work “The Rising Sun and the Olympic Emblem”, which was made in 1961. Kamekura was commissioned by the Olympic committee to complete this project of posters to market the 1964 Olympics. Kamekura’s style is evident…

David Lance Goines – Guinness Poster

David Lance Goines created this poster in 1973 as a tool for self-promotion. The image was printed using seven colors on an 18″ x 24″ sheet of paper using color offset lithograph printing, like Goines’s AIDS Prevention poster that I posted about previously and many of his other poster designs. As I mentioned in my…

David Lance Goines – AIDS Prevention Poster

This poster was designed by David Lance Goines in 1985 for James Brown, M.D., the Director of Student Health Services for the University of California at Berkeley. The poster is entitled “AIDS Prevention,” and it was created as an interesting visual way to warn students against the dangers of AIDS. Goines has his own printing…

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…

Stars and Stripes

Stars and stripes have represented the united states in many different media forms. Sometimes being portrayed as a positive symbol provoking patriotism, while other times being used as a negative symbol to show other perspectives on America’s actions. The examples I picked that depict this trope show how different forms of media and locations portrayed…

The Stereotyping of Asians in American Media

Asians in American popular culture and media have been subjected under-representation, and when rarely an appearance is made, it is often unfairly stereotyped and marginalized. These prejudices can trace their roots back to the Yellow Terror starting in the late 19th century. It must be acknowledged that a perception of the “Other” is experienced in…

Jules Cheret

Katie Butler:  In the midst of the nineteenth century, cultures around the world were resetting on nearly every level. In America, at the cusp of events such as the Mexican- American War, the Civil War, the festering of the use of slavery, and the transition of the American mentality from Romantic ideals to Transcendentalism, almost…

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…

Saul Bass

The designer I chose to research about was Saul Bass. Saul Bass was born on May 8th, 1920 and he was a graphic designer who was well known and worked very well with designing film posters and title sequences for movies. He was born in Bronx, New York from European Jewish immigrants. He was known…

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…

The Pope and the Penis

In 1990, Gran Fury was invited to exhibit in the “Aperto” section of the Venice Biennale.  They used this platform to criticize the position of the Catholic Church towards the AIDS crisis in a work entitled “The Pope and the Penis.” The work is made up of two huge posters hung next to each other. …

Rick Griffin

This poster was created for the Human Be-In event in 1967, which was held in the Polo Grounds of the Golden Gate park in San Francisco. The event was extremely historically important, as it was considered the climax of the Haight Ashbury psychedelic 60s scene, the manifestation of their ideals, and it became the predecessor…