Art Events 1/22 – 1/28

Wednesday 23 Open Archive Public Workshop at the Slought Foundation Slought is pleased to announce “Open Archive,” a public workshop with Depression Era, a collective lens-based arts project based in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 10am-12pm. The workshop will be facilitated by members Yiannis Hadjiaslanis, Yorgos Prinos, and Georges Salameh, and has…

Welcome and Posting Guidelines!

Welcome to our class blog for Foundations of Art, Design, and Digital Culture! You will be expected to post on here once a week before each Tuesday class. Your posts should relate to something we are talking about in class. They can range anywhere from design, painting, photography, sculpture, performance, composition, fashion, video, architecture, and theory….

Indigenous America in Art

Fabrication mascaraing as objective truth permeates many aspects of the history we are taught in American society, and this is often reinforced by what we observe in art. “Artistic Encounters with Indigenous America” is a current exhibition at the Met that seeks to shed light on the false depiction of Native Americans as uncivilized by…

Evolution of Google’s Logo

While opening a new tab, I reminisced on the Google logo. I found this image, which indicates how the Google logo has changed since the search engine company was first founded. 1998 – The first logo looks quite childish and very of its time. The style and the color of the letters are not unlike…

Carving a Unique Instagram Style

An Interview Transcript with Brandon Woelfel Since joining yearbook in high school, I have dabbled in photography. In my most recent photoshoot project for an on-campus student organization, I faced the challenging of adding a creative style to the photos that we took as a group. We looked to Brandon Woelfel for inspiration, and I…

One Small Step

This past weekend, I went to the Penn Museum to check out some of their Chinese New Year celebration activities. One of the events was a screening of recent Asian American short films put on by the Philly Asian Film Fest to celebrate more diverse stories in the media. I was starstruck by One Small…

I am what I feel

This image, one of 18 Daring Art Posters that Redefine LGBT Identity, Sexuality, and Politics on Out.com, beautifully utilizes color to convey the message. There is a stark contrast between cool colors representing the outside appearance that “you see” and warm colors, particularly pink, revealing one’s inner feelings and identity. The act of tearing off…

Corporate Mission Manifested Through Design

Amorepacific is one of the world’s largest cosmetic conglomerates, with brands such as Etude House, Innisfree and Laneige in its portfolio. It’s new corporate headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, was designed to reflect Amorepacific’s corporate mission, the building’s architecture and the natural landscape surrounding it. Features: Mirrored surfaces that pay homage to Amorepacific’s connection to…

Ariana and the Aesthetic of Excess

Ariana Grande has been difficult to avoid in recent months. From her instant classic, thank u, next, to her recent single 7 rings. And, one thing is especially distinct about the pop queen’s new imagery: the idyllic depiction of excess. Unlike recent trends of pop artist, such as the late Mac Miller in 2009, to preach of…

Old People in Parks

I found this photo essay very intriguing. It reminded me that art does not always have to take conventional forms (such as paintings or drawings), and not all subjects of art are necessarily posed or deliberate. In other words, art is present in all aspects of life. I like how this photo essay is simultaneously…