Sunday, February 1, 2009

my reasoning for the use of grotesque/odd/erotic imagery in the spread of each cover is to evoke a kind of clashing mood. If this is an undesirable effect for the project I should probably find that out soon...ish
I hope to further develope this Idea to explain the effect of female archetype roles in the US middle class+more on young girls. But hopefully without to much text....just enough. Its a common subject nowadays.
I'm not a sexist
I'm just trying to learn
closed spread
open spread
this book will hopefully take the form-but not too directly represent-a menu



this is a first attempt. I decided that instead of revising it a bunch right away, I'd just post an unfiltered attempt. that way I can get back to working on other pages.
note___A_the babies are a maybe, if the viewer is able to take the rest of the information and apply it to create their own interpretations.____B_I'm not sure how much to incorporate text....but I'll get to it after I do more visual stuff.

OK__so far, the dictionary style and the photo album style aren't very prevalent. I don't truly have the conno/denno fully seperated...or the variety image sources, but this is starting to hopefully set a kind of example for my idea.

about my viscom book

so I thought I could use a definition style for dennotative and use my wikipedia diner slang on the connotative. Is there any more room or need for additional text?

so once again. the dennotative is universal, so I'd format like a dictionary....then the connotative would be a page of tangents that could be taken on the item. This would hopefully come off as making the diner a metaphor for a broad range of subjects.

or should I just stick to the way that these iconic items have an affect on our current culture?
(simple diner explains complex issues/points viewer in that direction)