cliche’s can sometimes be the most powerful way to reach out to people because they are commonly known. dissent is what keeps society growing. sharing opinions make people more aware of different views and hopefully more open to those points of views.
I am leading the discussion on this reading so here are my notes for that:
“talking back and arguing (graphically) in the streets is evidently one of our longest traditions.”—Graphic propaganda styles started as satirical caricatures and have evolved to El Lissizky powering in the Constructivism with the New Typography. and then went to social realism/avant garde, cubist movement,
What ways/platforms today do we reinvent the traditions from when this form of street art/advertising began? Opposition of the Church and nobility were the main topics back then, what are the graphic topics today? Essentially these propaganda posters are the first techniques of commercial advertising, and now the majority of the art on the streets is commercial. posters were the main vehicle for wars throughout history. They served as encouragement to war bonds, build moral, and production. posters were a substantial political outlet. Satirical caricatures i think are mainly still found in newspapers and political magazines, any specific examples that come to mind?
i love that new technologies have made the double duty of designer as producer. I think it’s essential in this day in age that all of us designers have a little entrepreneur growing inside of us, new technologies allow us to reach a wider range of people consumers and also allows for easy delivery of services.
“If we really need to coin a phrase that describe an activity that encompasses imaging, edit-ing, narration, chronicling, performing, translating, organizing and directing, I’ll conclude with a suggestion: designer=designer.” the designer is malleable, we several hats at one time. but our motives are always the same to communicate a message.
yes as new technologies are multiplying the need for designed interfaces is growing rapidly; suddenly design is not seen as insignificant but extremely necessary. the future of design is going to rely heavily on these technology advances.
“a design which is made from a catalysing mentality needs to argue itscontents, not simply state it”—design’s main goal is to convince the viewer of the intended message wether it be just a feeling or prompting an action.