Monday, March 19, 2012

What I See Blog #2

This is an advertisement for a viewing at NYU. I thought t his poster was visually appealing because for the different elements it brings together in one poster. The information is put a long the side, which is different, then most posters you see that advertise art or showings. This makes to reader turn their head and pay more attention to the poster. Next to that is a Polaroid of a man. In advertisements the people that are shown usually attractive or appealing in which way. This man makes the viewer wonder why this poster chooses the picture that it does.
On the right of the poster there are symbols and examples of the art being shown.  This is about a man who is self taught in world many new Yorkers don’t see much of. The drawing on the right is those of this man that is being represented in this exhibit. I like the lines and patterns that the different drawing make in the grid they are arranged in. since there is limited amount of information about the drawings, it makes the viewer intrigued.
One thing I do not like about this poster is the large amount of small font that is shown under the Polaroid. It gives a lot of great information about the man that is being represented but at the same time not many people walking y are going to stop and read all of it. The information in this txt is very interesting and gives a small background about this mans life. If the designer of this poster cut up the information and edited it so it displayed more noticeably on this poster, people would be able to retain more of the information provided.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blog #2: Surroundings

I work and live in places full of discarded creativity, there are props, collectibles and projects that creates art in my surroundings, whether it was meant for it or not. 

This is on the outside of our front door. I pass by this guy everyday but every once and while ill see him and his message inspired me to keep it old school for a day. He reminds me not to rely on my electronics to think for me, take out my headphones and listen to my surrounds for once. He is hung in a small entry way outside so there is never any light on him, so I used flash on a close up, I was afraid of washing him out but it turned out pretty clear.


I took this on my way to the prop studio I do work for, someone painted it on the side of scaffolding that seems to be a part of a construction sight that was abandoned and is not going to restart anytime soon. It is on 3rd street going east to Prospect Park; the street itself is what’s left of the industrial area of the neighborhood, an atmosphere slowly disintegrating in this neighborhood. It gives energy to a blank canvas of a street. I like this photo because of the shadows of the tree branches next to it. it makes the piece of art feel more that it is meant to be in the space it is in, in comparison to a piece of art that is just using a space for its canvas. It is about 10 feet above my head, which makes this shot a medium shot, I feel like a long shot would have lost the images impact and a close up wouldn't have done the picture its proper special justification.