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Culture Canvas: Pitch 1

Georgia, Ankita, Lydia and I all have a great interest in interviewing our friends and family members who are from different cultures and post it on our website named Culture Canvas! This content will vary from recipes, photos, music and film suggestions and stories about their celebrations, memories and even hardships experienced. I will focusContinue reading “Culture Canvas: Pitch 1”

Explainer: Deception In Graphic Design through the use of Photoshop

by Kirsty Alexander Deception in the media shown through illusive content has the power to control the publics ideas and perceptions. Many graphic designers working for magazine companies have tricked readers by secretly editing models’ bodies through photoshop. This raises ethical concerns of misleading the public and closes opportunities of diversity in beauty community. It’sContinue reading “Explainer: Deception In Graphic Design through the use of Photoshop”

Week Ten Research Task and Reflection

Ransom Quote What Paula Scher’s advice means to me as a designer: “Over time people will rebel. Designers just line the way with their accidents.” (Scher with barker 2017) I have researched Paula Scher and her design history for a few of my tasks at university. Through this research I have become aware of howContinue reading “Week Ten Research Task and Reflection”

Week Six Research Task

Monograms The Ninth Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary (2006) defines a monogram as “a motif of two or more interwoven letters, typically a person’s initials”. This straightforward statement captures the basics of what a monogram is, but they hold a lot more visual purpose in the graphic design community. My initial understanding is thatContinue reading “Week Six Research Task”

Discussions at the dinner table

The Media Theory Toolbox and ‘The Public Sphere’ The ‘public sphere’ is an environment where individuals come to voice and express their opinions, troubles, news and current social matters. In this modern digital age, I am updated on current news and social discussions through social media like Twitter, which I discussed in my last blogContinue reading “Discussions at the dinner table”

Who owns Twitter? Does it effect me?

Media Ownership Our ideas and knowledge about what’s happening in the world can be altered or even created by a certain perspective that the media gives us. Media owners have a frightening amount of power of deciding what information to give to us to shape what we see, think and feel. The more I thinkContinue reading “Who owns Twitter? Does it effect me?”

When I was apart of a Music Festival Audience

Media Audiences I have been a part of an audience for many occasions, but one that I remembered most vividly was Childish Gambino’s performance at ‘Field Day’ Music Festival. I had been a part of his fanbase for a few years so the build-up to this event was exciting to say the least. This wasContinue reading “When I was apart of a Music Festival Audience”