Power & Politics
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 | Pop Culture Notions, Power & Politics, The American Diorama | No Comments
I love Beyoncé and I love her music. She is possibly the most beloved living performer on the planet. However Beyoncé repays that love and adoration in part by killing her fans with sugary beverages. Her $50 Million dollar deal with Pepsi will sell a lot of sugar and make a lot of people fatter and more prone to obesity, diabetes, cancer and death.
What if Beyoncé was a regular woman? A woman without personal trainers and dietitians? A woman susceptible to advertising of beloved pop icons?
What would Beyoncé look like if she drank all the Pepsi she sold?
ps: Here are two other formats. Banner for blog posts and a square for your Facebook. Feel free to share at your discretion.
pps: Fat Beyoncé
Thursday, March 14th, 2013 | Bike Related, Pop Culture Notions, Power & Politics, The American Diorama | No Comments
I created this Ad for RydeSafe Reflective Bike Decals after I heard that Americans use their cell phones while driving. Big surprise right? But did you know just how often this occurs? NPR just broadcast a story of a recent D.O.T. study that found we are 3X more likely to drive distracted than Europeans. The result is more deaths on the road. It’s a shitty ugly American practice and you should help spread the word to stop it.
STOP DISTRACTED DRIVING.
Sunday, February 10th, 2013 | Pop Culture Notions, Power & Politics, Tonky Graphic Design | No Comments
The 2X2 Project is a public health advocacy group based out of Columbia University in NYC. I created these visuals to accompany their Open Letter to LeBron James. The letter calls for LeBron to fight childhood obesity by taking the bold step of dropping Sprite as his corporate sponsor. They estimated that his $15 Million Dollar sponsorship would buy a billion spoons of sugar, assuming Sprite at least broke even on the deal.
We combined existing imagery in the spirit of fair use to create Fat Lebron so that people could imagine the outcome “if LeBron James drank all of the Sprite he wants our kids to drink.”
Click to view Fat Lebron:
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 | Contemporary Art, Pop Culture Notions, Power & Politics | No Comments
This collage is the result of my favorite morning assignment this year. Our directors Byron Oshiro and Andrew Dickson gave each of us a copy of the New York Times and asked us to use it to create a representation of the future of the NYT.
I call it:
The Google York Times
My collage considers our culture of instant gratification and the depth of the thought that Twitter’s 144 characters allow. I cut apart, reassembled, redacted and highlighted, parts of the newspaper.
Click to enlarge full spread:
Saturday, November 17th, 2012 | Pop Culture Notions, Power & Politics | No Comments
The early American colonialists “created an American creed, built — around liberty, individualism, equal opportunity, populism, and laissex-faire.”
What about witch burning Mr. Brooks? Can’t have a conversation about founding principles without a nod to America’s age-old tradition of burning witches at the stake!!
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 | Power & Politics, The American Diorama | No Comments
Here’s an excellent infographic website that looks beyond that standard state by state, country by county map. Click through to see more.
On the left, standard state by state breakdown. On the right, a cartogram correction that shows JUST how populated the east and west coasts are and JUST how desolate the plains and mountain states are.
Mark Newman is a professor in the Department of Physics and the Study of Complex Systems at University of Michigan.
Monday, October 10th, 2011 | Pop Culture Notions, Power & Politics, Public Art/Interventions | No Comments
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