Sunday, November 2, 2008

Visual Language | Final Postcard


jessicabayer said...

I think that Justin is just reaffirming the negativeness we have set up from the beginning. However, I believe that this postcard has more of a humorous tone to this than a negative tone. I laughed hysterically when I saw this. The imagery and the word choices reflect a 1950s horror movie, which in itself are not taken seriously. The now added imagery and text does not say anything about the record itself, instead the other imagery is creating a world in which the women is in. The noise of the printed postcard, the bluest tint of the black ink works to the advantage of this postcard, creating more of an ethereal world.

Justin Schulte said...

With this postcard I was trying to place a record in a time and place that it would be found in real life. I chose a time period in which records were very popular and then placed it within a cultural icon of those times, silent films. While creating this image I was thinking more creating some dramatic imagery that would maybe be played along with some dramatic band music. I felt that with the imagery that I incorporated it started to place these sounds in the viewer's head creating a narrative both visually and mentally. They can imagine the music playing in the background as this dark looming character sneaks up on this woman, and then, a scream. This is what visually played out in my head. The text simply helps to reinforce this directed narrative in order for the viewer to get the communicated message. I was going for a negative tone, although it is slightly light hearted as Jessica had mentioned before.