Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tuesday (4/2) assignments

For the beginning of Tuesday's class (4/2), there are two things due:

1. Your wine label designs, which we will look at in class, and

2. In our continuing conversation about "recontextualizing" images, and making transformative works – an idea that will be crucial to our next project, a "found footage" remix video – your other homework for Tuesday is to read the linked article below, and write a response:

The Principality of Lichtenstein, by Paul Gravett

The article deals with Lichtenstein's pop-art appropriation of comics panels, as well as contemporary artist Erro's use of current comics imagery. The article is very much about the tension between the appropriated artist and the appropriating artist.

In a written and printed out response, I'd like you to answer the following questions:

1. List the number of changes Lichtenstein made from the Irv Novick panel he used as a basis for WHAAM!

2. Do you think those changes improved the original image? Do you think they are genuinely transformative changes?

3. Do you think Lichtenstein's WHAM! painting has a genuinely ironic relationship to the Novick source? Why or why not?

4. List the number of changes Dave Gibbons made from the WHAAM! painting to create his response, WHAAT? Do you think they are genuinely transformative changes?

5. What do you think of Erro's appropriation of Brian Bolland's imagery? Do you think his choice to omit Bolland's signature is a damning one?

6. How much of the tension between the cartooning artists and gallery artists described in the article comes from the differences in economic scale between those two worlds? (By "economic scale" I mean the monetary difference each type of artwork – comics pages versus gallery paintings – commands in the marketplace)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

boarding pass wine label

The Climber- Wine Label



Wine label template

Verbiage for the label:

Red White &Tahoe Brew

Cloudline Wine

El Corazon Sword Fight 2010, Columbia Valley

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

MIIDTERM CD (& field trip & wine label)

Here's the info I need burned to CD for the midterm:

Logo - 15 designs
Logo - final choice
Sierra Nevada Review Cover
Poster Design

Writing assignments:

Obama "O" Response
Poster Artist Paper
Shepard Fairey "Obey Plagiarist" Response

We're going on a field trip, don't get left behind.

The only homework over break is for you to find a well-designed wine label. Post a picture of it to the blog.