Thursday, August 25, 2011

Week 2 Reading Response

Graphic Agitation: Social and Political Graphics Since the Sixties by Liz Mcquiston
Visualizing A Revolution: Emory Douglas and the Black Panther Newspaper
Design of Dissent: Introduction & Interview with Milton Glaser

The first impact that came across was the importance and usage of imagery. Printed media equals power. This power is channeled into posters, books, ads, etc. that create propaganda. Propaganda has been around for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years. Does propaganda always have to have bad associations? I think not. My mind is not directed to the use of these images and printed media to change a neighborhood and influence community members in Ivanhoe. My ability to communicate is my superpower; and it can be used for good or evil.

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