Explore a range of websites or other forms of new media (games, video, other interactive media, etc.) and identify examples of what you would consider cutting edge or inventive forms of visual communication. You could conduct your search in terms of the aesthetics used, the functionality of the site, or simply the ideas being explored. Pick examples that you find intriguing, exciting or novel and reflect on what makes them interesting to you. Think back to Project 1 and see if these examples still conform to messages that persuade, inform, or entertain.
Think about the appropriation of a space itself and how it can be transformed through alternate media depictions. Examine a location in a movie and how that environment may be perceived differently.
Refer to ‘Room One: Urban’ Pages 34 & 35.
The locations I have been looking at are Petra and Wadi Rum, in Jordan. Many movies have been filmed here over the years due to the amazing archaeological and aesthetic landscape, and Petra is one of the new seven wonders of the world.
The geology in Wadi Rum is such that it has been used as the planet Mars … Read the rest
This assignment asks us to choose an example of contemporary visual communication, so I’ve picked the below ‘The New Yorker’ cover by Olimpia Zagnoli.
• What characterises it as ‘new’? How does it fit within wider contemporary trends?
Some of the features that strike me as being ‘new’ are:
The bright, contrasting, colour– block effect
The ‘digital art’ style of the illustration
Simple, curved shapes
Fun and quirky
Olimpia’s designs are very illustrative of many contemporary illustration trends, infact, her work is featured as an example in many ‘2019 design trend’ articles online such as this one from Creative Bloq.… Read the rest