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  • Mar 31 2009

    Narrative- Finding a Dress

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    Mar 29 2009

    www.learningtoloveyoumore.com

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    www.learningtoloveyoumore.com

    Learningtoloveyoumore is a website composed of assignments given to the general public by Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher. This artwork can then go onto a series of exhibitions,  radio broadcasts and screenings.

    This website is really neat. It allows people to be able to express their own ideas and beliefs through the unusual assignments. I find it amusing what people’s responses are and how they interpret an assignment. It really shows how many different ways the human mind works. 

    Mar 29 2009

    www.foundmagazine.com

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    www.foundmagazine.com

    Foundmagazine collects anything from people’s lives. They usually like the odd, quirky drawings that you find stuck inside an old folder or birthday cards. Anything really goes for the website which makes it crazy to look at what people say. 

    This website is like the last one where secrets are probably not meant to be revealed but are found and revealed anyway. I find the pictures most interesting. They are random scenes, kind of creepy (like the one I chose to attach) but have a story behind them. 

    Mar 29 2009

    www.postsecret.com

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    http://postsecret.blogspot.com/

    Post Secret is an interesting blog revealing other people’s secrets. It is a way for people who would not normally tell their hidden secret, but are able to by being anonymous. It is updated on a regular basis which makes the website more intriguing to check everyday. Overall, it is one of the websites that you wonder what is on people’s minds, kind of like facebook, but in an artistic sense.

    Mar 22 2009

    Workman Jones

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    There is not a lot of information about the particular people who created Workman Jones Productions, Jason Workman and Patrick Jones.  But through watching their videos, they feature men doing unconventional scenes in a city setting or a country setting. One particular video, the actors were hanging off of street signs. Their videos often incorporate music usually setting the mood for the video. 

    Gathering an opinion from the videos I watched, I enjoyed the Workman Jones Productions. They are interesting and give a different light to everyday poses and objects. I would of definitely wondered what was going on if I had drove or walked by during filming.I am impressed with the flexibility and strength of the actors performing the somewhat difficult and strenuous tasks.

    Mar 22 2009

    Tyler Darden

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    Information is scarce about Tyler Darden. What I did find though, is that his artwork ranges from photography, illustrations and painting. He also has a link to his website named “art direction” which I’m not exactly sure if thats where he wants to go with his art or are his current projects. Darden currently teaches as a graphic design professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University.

    Tyler Darden has a variety of talents which is nice to see. He is successful and every aspect of art work he does. My favorite section on his website is his “art direction”. It could be my favorite because it dabbles into the photography expertise of Darden. His work does not have one single direction, rather, many directions. In my opinion, you would not be able to be like, “Oh, that’s a Darden.” He has such an incredible range of talents in many areas. His variety of work is impressive.

    Mar 22 2009

    Robert Meganck

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    Robert Meganck is a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University teaching illustration, graphic design and digital imaging. He received his education in Michigan at both the Center for Creative Studies (Bachelor of Fine Arts) and the Cranbrook Academy of Art (Master of Fine Arts). He has taught at two universities prior to Virginia Commonwealth. Those two universities are California State University and the University of Alberta. He has concentrated lately on progressing his use of technology like graphic design to illustration and traditional media to digital media. Meganck currently resides in Richmond, Virginia with his family.

    Meganck’s work has a lot of sharp corners and drastic lines. The expressions of his characters are priceless and entertaining. I enjoy looking at Megancks work. There is a sense of humor and wisdom to his work. I also like the bright colors. 

    Mar 15 2009

    (Frank) Shepard Fairey

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    Frank Shepard Fairey is known as a contemport artist, graphic designer and illustrator. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989 where his interest in art began. His work has been seen through stickers, clothing, skateboards, posters, stencil based graffiti and a documentary film. Fairey, what he likes to be called, is based in Los Angeles, California. He has been extremely popular since his debut with President Obama’s image.

    All the artists this week beat to their own drum. They all have a sense of quirkiness about them that is peculiar. I like Fairey’s take on big images like President Obama. He uses a limited palette which I think makes his work easily identifiable.

     

    Mar 15 2009

    Banksy

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    Banksy is known as an English graffiti artist. His past is uncertain according to sources. One source has come to the conclusion that Banksy was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. His artwork has been deemed as often satirical pieces of art. The subjects of the pieces are politics, culture, and ethics.  

    Banksy’s history is mysterious. I don’t know why he tries to hide his identity. His work is well liked and interesting with people willing to buy and learn more about it. I like his work. It has character and depth. It puzzles you in its meaning to Banksy and to the viewer. 

    Mar 15 2009

    Kate Bingaman-Burt

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    At 29, Kate Bingaman-Burt was an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Mississippi State University. Now she teaches as an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University. She received her dual BA in Art and English from the College of the Ozarks in 2000. Later, she went on to receive her MFA in Graphic Design at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  She is a founding partner of the Public Design Center. It unfortunately does not exist anymore. Her work has been featured numerous places like The New York Times.

    What an interesting artist. I feel like Kate is bringing a new edge to the world of Graphic Design and drawing. The concept of drawing her credit card bills and selling them is genius! I like her use of vibrant colors and quirky designs.