Week 4 Homework

1. Why do you think the reproduction of image is so prevalent in the world today?

I think that the reproduction of image is so prevalent in the world today because images are things that people can easily relate to. You don’t necessarily have to understand what the image means or what it is saying, all you have to do is look and observe. Images produce feelings, and we as human beings tend to react based on our feelings and emotions. Without them we would be as bland and as dry as a piece of plain white toast. We are all searching for things that we can relate, finding our own dream, therefore once an image has produced this feeling, this emotion, it is something that we will go back to time and time again. I know I sure do it. I always reproduce images that I am comfortable with. Painting, drawing, photography, video…it doesn’t matter what the source is because once I have become comfortable with a certain image, it has then been engrained inside my head forever.

2. What do you think this prevalence bodes for the future of graphic design and your place in it?

I think that it can be related to survival of the fittest, or in this case…survival of the best damn graphic designer out there. The people who are the most creative and sometimes even just the most technically sound are going to be the people who come out on top in a world where the competition is never ending. I feel that everyone is a graphic designer in there own right now a days because of the advancement in technology with the iPhone and other such products. The endless amounts of apps that can be used to manipulate imagery all at ones fingertips creates options and drive to some people who would never have even thought about getting into art or graphic design for that matter..well, ever…It is a tough job, but someone has gotta do it. Hopefully..if I do stick to the creative side of work..it will be me on top while everyone else is begging for work.

3. Why do you think the John McCain drive for the presidency failed to use the Internet (or failed to use it effectively) as a means of communicationing with voters?

I’m not sure that John McCain failed to use the internet effectively or at all, but I do think that Obama’s party just did a way better job of it. Also to note that once Shepard Fairy had created the Obama portrait in his typical style it was one of the most noted and easily recognizable “images” to come out of the presidential elections. It’s note to say that just because Obama had a backing by a great artist is why he one, but I think that because people were becoming comfortable and relating to image that was based off of him it helped drive peoples comfort levels to having him in office. Now I don’t really know too much about the presidential election and to be quite frank, nor do I really care..but that is how I think I feel about the matter.

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~ by ashleyaronson23 on September 28, 2012.

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