Combine and Contrast

Design Problem 1

1. Find or create two photographs with contrasting meanings. Our photographs depict a department store mannequin and an industrially produced statue of the Madonna.

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2. Working in an 8-x-8-inch square, combine one or both images with a text. Crop and isolate elements of the text and image to bring focus to the form and message.

Jan van Toorn, faculty


The Text:

The many-sidedness of human experience is seriously threatened
by the common denominator of mass communication. That is
why designers who are concerned by the corporate take-over of
expression must first allow themselves sufficient room to maneuver for a dissident attitude vis-a-vis the normative determination of the
media culture.—Jan van Toorn