Monday, September 29, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008



another model of a Proctor-SILEX coffee pot. In research I found that all of Proctor-SILEX pots have an extra part that attatches to the top, I realized my antique model Starlight is missing that part.


so these are some symbols of the brand that made my antique coffee pot.
The History of Proctor Silex
the brand of coffee maker that made my antique!!!
There's soooo much information on it!


OK so my initial images below...turned out I was wrong, and confused, my subject matter is an antique coffee pot and my audience coffee enthusiasts. And in class i was mistaken, I thought my subject matter had to be what our object was made for, for example I thought my icon was COFFEE. Nope, It's not, it's just a coffee pot.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

coffee symbols

coffee indexes

Coffee icons

depending on how you look at it, all these can be icons for coffee

this can be icon of coffee or index of the icon coffee plant

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

a history lesson

on coffee...

Coffee was introduced in 800 AD in Ethiopia.
It is said that it was discovered by herders who noticed that their sheep began to act strange.

It comes from roasted coffee beans that come from the coffee plant. It can grow easily in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. Jamaica has some goooood coffeee man.

Coffee & Health

Reduces risk of Alzheimer's, gallstone, Parkinson’s, diabetes, & cancer.

May Cause Anxiety and blood pressure problems.

My Audience, Coffee Enthusiasts and maybe Coffee Manufacturer's

links to coffee people

The Coffee House Forum

Antique coffee grinders

planet coffee

coffee enthusiasts

made in the 50's

Monday, September 22, 2008

Nurture Us

THis one finally uploaded.


Antique coffee maker from the 50's.


Coffee enthusiasts.
Coffee Clubs & Associations.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Enso final poster 2

Though Sarah and Justin didn't know what an enso was it was still clear to them through the texture of the paper and the style in stroke that it was "asian". Sarah helped me out in ironing out those wrinkles.

FINAL Poster 3

This was optional for me to finish, it probably won't count....

but it was for me.
I was told that it shows a "clash in cultures"...
...oh my confused mind!!

a last minute addition

I was told that in my Tiananmen poster, that it didn't have any reference to the states.
I decided to ad an extra layer. ALso reviewing with Sara and Justin (my assigned crit partners) they agreed.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

LAST minute Revisions

ok, a revision to allegory.

my own answers for mine

Hopefully I can even say these when i get crit'd

• Ask them to identify the tropes employed (& prior to you telling them what your intentions were).

"for those who came before us" >> because one reason found why many asian americans don't vote is because they want to stay close to their roots. The fear of assimilation. They also have a deep respect and loyalty to their ancestors.

"for those who came before us, for progression and perfection" >> the enso painting is a zen buddhist monk practice that express the goal for enlightenment.

"nurture us" >>> goes along with the allegory I have of the bonsai tree with asia as it's roots, then the watering can with "vote" on it. Because one major issue asian americans seem to be interested in is foreign affairs with their native land.

• What graphic devices and/or text successfully supports the reading of the trope (e.g. it is obvious as a hyperbole)? What ones confuse/alter the trope (e.g. can't tell if it is a pun or not)?

I'm hoping that my allegory of the watering can with "vote" clearly goes with "nurture us"

I'm hoping most asians can UNDERSTAND what "enso" is.

Tiananmen square with Mao's portrait replaced is extremely outspoken, whoever doesn't get it might be extremely ignorant.
A "vote" over Chairman Mao's face is obviously fictional but something that is desired by many in china and all over the world. It deals with growing globalization that is pushing china towards democracy because capitalism needs a free plain in order to flourish. Also in the past few years, the access to Internet in china is causing more awareness (sources from the BBC)
and there are more protests and arrests. Let's hope that Tiananmen 1989 incident doesn't happen though; where 2,000 people were murdered in Tiananmen square while protesting to have a democratic system.

• Is the message specific to the demographic? What specific visuals and/or text assist this? What ones confuse/distract? Is your message sensitive? Is it resonating?

Yes, Tiananmen square is specifically an eastern icon/tourist location. Also many massacres have happened there, and it is apart of the "forbidden city" that is shown in many movies such as Hero (with Jet Li) Forbidden City, Shadow Magic, Shanghi Noon & Shanghi Knights (Jakie Chan, Owen Wilson) , and many many more.

• Is the message a clear call to action to vote? What's assisting this? What's hindering?

I think so?
I hope so.
Yes, I think so very much.

• Is your formal/stylistic approach appropriate to content and audience?

Yes. Chinese brush painting is very specific. ( for the enso one)

• Describe the relationship of text to image. Does one reinforce the other? Negate it? Contain a separate message? or something else?

"Nurture us" supports and is supported by the watering can and tree

"for progression and perfection" supports and is supported by the enso painting

• Is the main copy engaging (an attention getter)? Is the secondary copy clarifying (the call to action, vs. a "so what")?

tiananmen experiments 2

tiananmen experiments

the parody/ image on the right i feel is the strongest because of it's subliminal reference of death in the entrance ( which are the same shape as grave stones) that call on the massacres that have taken place on tiananmen square in the past decades, escpecially in 1989, 2,000 people rioting for democracy, all killed by the government.

enso parody/ tiananmen parody refinements

The "vote" on tiananmen square is where Chairman Mao's portrait is in real life.

enso parody / bonsai allegory refinements

tiananmen ink illustration

tiananmen acetone

allegory collage

acetone transfer collage