Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Exploration 7: LaCrista Keller

1) What I found to be very curtail in this chapter would be that public documents get their authority not from people who wrote them but from collective sources. Also I found it interesting that some public documents have become very important in our everyday lives such as; The Ten Commandments and The Declaration of Independence. Public documents are very curtail in out everyday lives, like if you want to get married or have a will set in place these are all public documents.

2)The piece that I chose to talk about is "First Things First 2000 Manifesto". When reading this I feel like the people who wrote this weren't trying very hard to get the people reading this to fully understand what they want. The provided no evidence what so ever about their cause on how graphic designers can be used on better thing. What better things can they be used on? I would love to know this because maybe if I did, I would support them and help them achieve their goal. They used a lot of personal experience because they didn't use any actual fact, they just talked about how they feel they should be doing better things with graphic design. "Designers who devote their efforts primarily to advertising, marketing and brand development are supporting, and implicitly endorsing, a mental environment so saturated with commercial messages that it is changing the very way citizen-consumers speak, think, feel, respond and interact" I really think this quote was the best writing in this piece. It explains what they want and how graphic design is being corrupted but they still never truly helped us understand what exactly they can use their powers for.

1 comment:

  1. I really do agree with how you feel about the "First Things First 2000 Manifesto". I had a really hard time as well feeling sorry or even wanting to support the group. They seemed like starving artiest but I wish they would have announced more why they don't like take certain jobs, and if they don't like doing so, why do they take the jobs? I'm assuming money, and I believe they said that at one point. But still, it was almost confusing.


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