Posts Tagged With posterdesign

Hispanic/Latino Trope in Media

The Hispanic/Latino/Mexican trope in the media is a contentious one (and for good reason). Often times the use of a Hispanic person or reference to Hispanic culture in advertising is deeply rooted in stereotypical ideas produced by non-Hispanics. Stereotypes relating to appearances, crime, laziness, “job-stealing”, education, and others appear across all forms of media still…

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 Native American Trope

The trope of Native Americans in American history is problematic to say the least. Since the beginning of the settling of North America by the Spanish in 1565, the indigenous groups have  been at odds with these newcomers—often meet with the results of famine, violence, disease, and colonization. Yet, even though these indigenous groups are…

Poster “Pontresina”– Herbert Matter

This vintage poster named “Pontresina” was created and designed by Herbert Matter in 1936. Pontresina is a municipality in the district of Maloja in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland and is a popular skiing destination. Herbert Matter knew how to design his creations in a way that spoke to his audiences and drew them…

The Public Theater- Paula Scher

In 1994, Paula Scher began working with the Public Theater to update the identity, graphic style, and promotional materials. Scher had recently joined Pentagram as a partner and the Public theater was one of her earlier projects that set the tone of success that was to follow. The Public Theater wanted to reach new audiences…