1. Article about how being exposed to the visuals, language, and music of “gangsta” culture from US military members is affecting a generation of Iraqi youth, encouraging them to get tattoos, adopt rap music and dance, and dress and hair styles.

     
  2. A great example of the use of exoticism in a fashion magazine, and how exoticism tends to lump different ethnic groups and locales together, and show white models as “modern.”

     
  3. designcloud:

    This website is definitely worth checking out. I, myself, as a creative find all of these points very good advice and should be acknowledged and followed by any creative person who wants to succeed.

    Also, each piece of advice has been written within 140 characters and features a consistent hash-tag, making them easy to share across Twitter! 

     
  4. Poses.mov (by yolandadominguez)

    Compares goofy fashion poses with what they’d look like if done by real-life women.

     
  5. Veer Presents: “Our Fonts, Our Friends” (by VeerIdeas)

     
  6. weandthecolor:

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A helpful and well designed online project management tool for freelancers. Check it out here.


More design inspiration.
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    A helpful and well designed online project management tool for freelancers. Check it out here.

    More design inspiration.

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  7. Continuing with our discussion on stereotyping and framing, here’s some other interesting advertisements through the years to make you think about how and why stereotypes exist (and how they are even ignored, as in the Intel ad below). The Ponds ads are great, in the way of the old serial “Taster’s Choice” coffee ads (told a soap opera-style story over a series of ads), but also interesting to see the cultural bias against dark skin even being seen in other cultures than our own. Why do you think this is? Does the influence of British colonization in India have a role?

    BTW, the Van Heusen ad is for shirts, not shoes, as stated here, and it makes much more sense if you know it’s for shirts — not sure where they got the idea this was for shoes!

     
  8. This is one of the best articles where you can see the photos from the “What I Eat” book. Although these don’t break down the photos in detail, you can see the items pretty clearly, and there’s good summary info given.

     
  9. Here is the site for the book and photographer I told you about, where he does a visual representation of the daily diets of people around the world. If you go to the “Feature Stories” link at the top, you will find articles where you can actually read some of the stories and see the photos in detail. There is also a link to his book on people’s possessions around the world like the photos we looked at in class last week.

     
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