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Monthly Archives: December 2008

Winner?–Ballyhoo

Two of my favorite artists Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin are up on a poster at the National Portrait Gallery in the Ballyhoo! exhibit. I think back to the songs I sang with them. Not many people my age have their albums on vinyl, but I do. I admire them, so it is hard to […]

Graphic Design Education

As a graphic design student, I feel as though I have not had all the education I would like out of my school. I don’t think that this has to do with the professors that teach the class, but the classes that are offered at the school. The classes I have taken specifically for graphic […]

Artists That Matter?

Graphic designers are not just designers they are artists. They create things for the masses. Before Gutenberg, monks would sit in their monasteries and write the words of God. Putting together intricate and beautiful bibles so that others could read them and have it affect their lives. Although graphic design is now commonly viewed in its […]

Trustees: Should They be Silenced?

After reading an article on ARTnews, I didn’t realize the problems museum directors were facing with trustees. I always had this image in my had as trustees just signing over money and being proud of the work the directors were doing with the establishment they are over seeing. According to the article this is not […]

Pope Blessing Contemporary Art?

  During the baroque period, Pope Urban VIII had the Trevi Fountain constructed and since it has been added onto by other artists (“modern” at the time) such as Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Nicola Salvi, Pietro da Cortona, Pietro Bracci, and Giuseppe Pannini. Now the new president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Monsignor Gianfranco Ravasi, wants […]

YouTube

There is an explosion of videos on YouTube that have made ordinary people famous. In fact a famous band, Weezer, has incorporated these YouTube stars in their newest music video Pork and Beans. The song includes lyrics on doing what you want to do and not having to worry about what anyone else thinks. Thousands […]

Portraits

Who do you think is the best person to do a portrait of you? Yourself or someone else? Which representation would most capture your personality. Do you believe Frida’s quote says it all? Frida’s quote is true in the way it says that you know yourself the best because you are with yourself far more often […]

M&M Ad/Reward

I came across a photo of an advertisement M&M did to launch their Dark Chocolate campaign. It came out after “The Scream” was stolen. It features the red M&M playing hopscotch within the painting showing the candies “dark side.” Along with the ad the company is offering a 2 million M&M reward for the recovery […]

Piracy Infringement

If one walked around a college campus today, toured the library or dormitories and received a dollar for every file of illegal pirated software found on student’s computers, they would be rich. Software pirating is the unauthorized copying of software without paying for it. Most individuals and small businesses are licensed for the use of […]

Work for Family?

Something I have been contemplating for sometime now is whether or not to do work for family and friends. I believe word of mouth is the best advertisement and working for a family or friend would really boost the advertising for your work. But where do you draw the lines. I have come to the […]