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January 25, 2019

CT&D #44. Propaganda Through Visuals

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What is the message this is propaganda piece above trying to convey visually? Is it successful in doing so? Does it inflict fear, pride? What is the story? I feel that the image provided conveys a sense of intimidation, most likely due to the powerful reputation and enormity of the Chinese Communist government under Mao Zedong’s rule (he is shown in the background). Although it’s somewhat unclear as to what the the lying man is holding in
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January 25, 2019

CT&D #43. Visual Tone Through Type

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Finding an image that is the most dramatic use of type, what makes it dramatic? How is it successful? What would make it better? What is there about this artist that is fairly consistent? An image I found that makes excellent use of dramatic type is one that advertises an end of a season sale, presumably for Halloween, given the font style and word play exhibited by the image. A few key details contribute to the dramatic
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January 25, 2019

CT&D #42. Greatest Historical Images

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What is the most historical image (other than from National Geographic) you can think of?  One of the most iconic historical images that I quickly thought of is the famous first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953, specifically Tenzing Norgay’s final steps on the summit where he holds his ax bearing the flags of his and his partner’s nations (Nepal and the U.K.) and the United Nations, to be planted at the mountain’s top. This image is
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