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CLASSIC PORTRAITS GET MODERN BODIES

WEDNESDAY 06.06.2012 , POSTED BY 

When we look at classic portraits, it’s easy to feel disassociated from the lives of the people we’re viewing. Often they are surrounded by opulent interiors and clothed in equal splendor, with poses which seem rigid and contrived compared to our modern world of quick snapshots and relaxed clothing. Not until we take one aspect of these images, that which is most timelessly human, do the people become obviously real and easily personalized. That’s just what artist Dorothee Golz has done in her fascinating digital paintings.

Golz mashes up the faces on classic portraits with modern bodies and scenes: a despondent looking Madonna hangs out with punks on the street and Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring walks through a modern kitchen. The dour expressions on many of the subjects’ faces do well to match our modern unsmiling fashion shots, while the choice remnants of headwear and hair clue us in to their classic origins. Each image is very well created, leaving little difference in skin tone or head position to lessen their apparent reality.

The youthful Golz has been active in the art scene since the early 1980′s, producing a large body of very intriguing work in sculpture, drawing and photography. Her sculptural works often experiment with the form of objects from the home, transforming their shapes by merging multiples of a single item. Check out her website for many more fascinating examples.

http://www.visualnews.com/2012/06/06/modern-bodies-for-classic-portraits/

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http://flavorwire.com/283030/remarkable-pencil-drawings-that-blur-photorealism-and-hyperrealism

http://issuu.com/jonesknowlesritchie/docs/championsofdesign

I’m sorry, this is the right link for the typography. The one I posted was fro graphic design and the process to do a logo.

this is the right link: http://issuu.com/ameliamazur/docs/binder1

Interesting article about typography

http://issuu.com/elupton/docs/graphic-design-thinking#193d0957-92c3-435f-9506-f6f838ba6214

 

issuu is a really good website were you can find articles about any topic you want and if you sign up you can download the article. http://issuu.com/home

 

http://www.usabilitypost.com/2008/09/29/a-guide-to-choosing-colors-for-your-brand/

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I think it’s an interesting blog where you can get quick tips, tutorials, videos, articles…
for example: Quick Tip: Designing a Basic Letterhead with InDesign CS5; http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/designing/quick-tip-designing-a-basic-letterhead-with-indesign-cs5/
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The company was formed in 1892 by the merger of Edison Electric Light Company (founded by Thomas Edison to sell his invention, the light bulb) and Thomson-Houston Electric Company. It is a New York based multinational Conglomerate Corporation. With more than 304,000 employees around the world, General Electric is one of the largest global companies, consisting of Energy Infrastructure, Technology Infrastructure, NBC Universal, capital Finance and consumer & Industrial.

DESIGN ELEMENTS OF GENERAL ELECTRIC LOGO

The General Electric logo was designed in the 1890s, and was later modified in 2004 by Wolff Olins. Distinctly of the previous era, this landmark logo still superbly represents thousands of consumer products and other services for more than a century after its establishment.


 General Electric: logo evolution

Shape of the General Electric Logo:

The circular shape of the General Electric logo has a timeless quality, while the inner activity near the perimeter of the circle allows a sense of motion and fluidity fortified by the sophisticated handling of the interconnected initials.

Resonant of the Art Nouveau era from which it borrows stylistically, the General Electric logo is featured on packaging and other applications, yielding a very typographical attribute. Due to the classic appearance of the symbol, and especially the neat circular profile, it has an amazingly neutral and comfortable appearance.

Color of the logo:

The blue color used in the General Electric logo represents duty, commitment, excellence and trustworthiness of their product line.

Font of the General Electric Logo:

The General Electric logo features its proprietary typeface GE Inspira, which was designed by Michael Abbink of Wolff Olins.

Canon logo