No Self Selfie

The most repulsive and unattractive substance I can think of is mud.  It smells.  It's suffocating.  It doesn't run through your fingers like it's drier self, dirt.  When I'm too focused on how I appear to others...am I attractive, pleasing, do people like me?  I will think of myself as mud.  

I didn't use any blending modes.  I made selections using the quick select tool and subtracting and adding space.  

History of Graphic Design:  It's interesting to see, in a concrete way, how societal norms and movements and tangible inventions influence our visual culture. 

 

This advertising image represents the Victorian ideal woman: beautiful and motherly.  Her priorities are her children.  Her bedding and curtains are ornate, as is the type.  The metal type would often break, and that was the impetus for the invention of the wood block printing press.  Early woodcut press prints had uniform text sizes and styles (fonts.)    

This advertising image represents the Victorian ideal woman: beautiful and motherly.  Her priorities are her children.  Her bedding and curtains are ornate, as is the type. 

The metal type would often break, and that was the impetus for the invention of the wood block printing press.  Early woodcut press prints had uniform text sizes and styles (fonts.)  

 

Belle Epoque poster with negative space.  The form is simple.  The background embellishments resemble something from the natural world and their shape creates energy.  It's similar to a japanese wood block print in it's simplicity.  

Belle Epoque poster with negative space.  The form is simple.  The background embellishments resemble something from the natural world and their shape creates energy.  It's similar to a japanese wood block print in it's simplicity.  

An Art Nouveau image: Design in this era was created in attempt to be the antithesis of manufacturing, slums, poverty, and mass production.  Designers sought to bring in shapes and motifs from the natural world.  Everything was fluid yet flat.  There are replica motifs from other parts of the British empire.  

An Art Nouveau image: Design in this era was created in attempt to be the antithesis of manufacturing, slums, poverty, and mass production.  Designers sought to bring in shapes and motifs from the natural world.  Everything was fluid yet flat.  There are replica motifs from other parts of the British empire.