Growing up, I've always loved art as a child. A variety of tv shows, movies, and books, especially the Warriors series by Erin Hunter, inspired me to draw a lot during my childhood. Now in the realm of graphic design, my conceptual thinking and design problem solving have further developed. By achieving my BFA degree in Graphic Design in April 2021, I’m one step further in reaching my goal to open up my own creative studio to make stories come to life.
Francisco De Goya’s 3rd of May is recontextualized here to point out present-day police brutality in the poster design for Black Lives Matter. Hyenas are used as a metaphor for African Americans because of prejudices based on appearance and savage profiling, while the lions are a metaphor for police officers because of the praise and power often given to them. The martyrdom portrayed in De Goya’s famous work is used to convey a current issue using a classic work to reinforce the persistence of prejudice and punishment.
A lecture series poster for Hito Steyerl, highlighting two of her works How Not to Be Seen and Factory of the Sun. Hito Steyerl’s work consists of imagery that is digitally generated. The imagery is placed in films that use multiple layers of metaphors that are hidden from the viewer. The surrounding outer images are collaged from How Not to Be Seen and Factory of the Sun, and allow Hito Steyerl’s face to be the center of interest. The typography at the top of her head is in the shape of a crown to direct the viewer’s eye. It also extends a similar pattern from the black and white lines on her forehead. The hierarchy goes around in a counter-clockwise circle, starting from her head, while the first yellow triangle points the viewer down to continue the movement around the piece.
Two magazine spreads, informing about the historic and prestigious graphic designer, Cipe Pineles. Within the spreads, Bodoni’s high stroke contrast reflects the classic typeface Cipe used in her magazine spreads. In contrast, the san serif, Franklin Gothic is used as body copy for its clean and legible look. Green and red are used to bring the reader across the page’s tan background. Cipe’s images in the second spread are angled to produce a dynamic effect to represent her own creative flair.