Category: Discussion

Orn’ry Usage Summery

This article talks about the misusage of words in phrases in art. Many people make many errors in grammar. Modern day texting and lack of education makes this more frequent in art. Artist must revise their work several times before publishing it or sharing it with people because it could effect them a lot. If there was an error, it would not be good to be told by people that a mistake like that was made. If not taken in consideration and fixed, then this issue will happen more often and it will show he viewers that you’re not as professional as you may be.



1) copy/paste the given theme or type it

2) identify the name of the font

3) identify the type classification  

4) briefly explain why you chose that font.
a sympathy card

font: Callie Hand

type: script

reason: it is a mix of regular and cursive writing. it looks like it would be for writing something you’re sorry for

 a hot dog stand

font: Harabara

type: san serif

reason: it is bold and its a fun looking font

 a diner-style restaurant

font: Champagne & Limosines

type: san serif

reason: it looks like a fancy and sophisticated font

a logo for a financial institution

font: Neuton

type: serif

reason: it is a plain looking font that looks professional

a certificate for a prestigious award

font: English

type: calligraphy

reason: it is a cursive type and looks honorable and also sophisticated

Discussion – AIGA

AIGA is a website that allows you to take surveys, look at current articles, look at designs of other artists, and allow you to look into future opportunities as an artist. It has strategic tool and vital cultural force that people can use to advance their skills. Their purpose is to make designing virtually more advanced and professional.

Surrealism is a 20th century movement of artists and writers who used fantastic images and incongruous juxtapositions in order to represent unconscious thoughts and dreams

Max Ernst, Ubu Imperator, 1923

René Magritte, Querelle des universaux, early 1928

Victor Brauner, Loup-table (Wolf-Table), 1939-1947

Competition- Man vs. machine (Jeopardy’s two greatest champions versus IBM’s artificial intelligence computer system)

On February 11, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, two of the most celebrated players in the television program’s history, went against an IBM machine, Watson, in Jeopardy. This machine is able to understand natural language. It is able to take words and match them up to find answers to question, since there was  complications of finding complex word on the machine, but could only play if the game was fair. The machine ended up beating the two men in the game. I think it shows how far we’ve gone into technology and that we are expanding and getting more advanced as time goes on. It could possibly mean that human may need more technology to learn because, obviously, it’s “smarter” than man-kind.


David Hockney was born on July 9, 1937, in Bradford, England. When he was young, he got a scholarship to the Bradford Grammar School, which was one of the best schools. He studied art there and then got into College of Art. He began to paint a lot and did very well. After he graduated, he went to the Royal College for two years. He later in life started getting into photography and liked it a lot. In the eighties, he turned to photo collage using polaroid and made collages of pictures he would take as fast as possible.


Discussion #5 Ligatures

What are Ligatures?

When two or more languages are combined to make one glyph.

Where did it originate?

It originated when they would need to communicate with other people who spoke different languages and needed to talk to them somehow so they would combine the two.

I think that now, it is a lot easier to communicate with other people, even when they don’t speak the same language. Everyone has a set language and all tie in together, probably because of ligatures. We have many sources that can help us communicate, unlike how it was then.

Therefore, it is definitely a lot different than how it was. Many people are also bilingual, making it much easier for people to find someone to translate what other people have to say, even in script. Modern day technology help translate and help us understand as well.

Discussion #4 Lorem Ipsum

What is Lorem Ipsum?

Lorem Ipsum is text that fills in space to example. They are words you cannot understand but they stay there so you can see  how much space you have to fill in or measurements of your artwork. It is basically like what we see when some document would say “content here”.

Where does it originate?

As most people would not know, these letters we think are just randomly put together actually mean something. They are words that came from latin literature way back from 45 BC. It turns out that someone looked up some of the words and they would find it in The Extremes of Good and Evil written 2,000 years back talking about their ethnicity.

In these two articles I read, they both talked about how that writer felt about photo manipulation. There was a lot of controversy whether people should do it publicly or even personally. In the first article, there was a murder and the people writing about the story got some photo editors to edit the picture of the murder and was made darker with more shadows to match the situation. He was then accused of being racist  because of what it looked like after. Many people argued against that statement saying that it would fit in with what he did and that no racial criticism was being made.

In the other article, they talked about the school picture taking company and how they edit any blemishes or anything that is not the ideal image. Many parents would ask to get things in the picture removes or fixed, such as, pimples, moles, yellow teeth, braces, or anything within that kind of thing. A school teacher then argued and said how if you do that, then in the future, you will be looking back on something that you weren’t. He also mentioned that parents should not want those things because they should be happy with what their child looks like and see them as perfect in their eyes. The children even said they did not want any change in their pictures.

I think that both of these stories relate because they both have that argument on whether or not you should edit these pictures. In the first story, I think it was just a creative thought to put in these effects and was not racist at all. It fit in with what the situation was and was not a bad thing to do. In the second story, I think that the child in the photograph should be able to determine whether or not they want their picture to look like, even if its editing a little or all of their face. I also think it was good that the teacher did that and stood up for what he thought about it.

Discussion #2 Poster Design

This is an example of a z pattern poster. This first thing that popped our to my eyes was the big, bold writing at the top of the poster. After looking at that, my eyes went straight to the left bottom of the picture and went right across to the right. Some principles that are used in this are definitely color, line, and value.

In this poster, it shows a visual center. When I first saw it, my eye shot at the eyes of the girl inside the huge eye and focused on the center of the picture. Some of the principles of design in this are line, color, and value.