publication & print
A graphic assortment of scholarly preoccupations
This assignment focused on publication but mainly zine style publication. This 'homemade' and 'online publication' was created by multiple students within the class in order to satirize conventional publication practices to help open ideation. We were responsible for creating an insert along with a zine name and cover.
The zine title I had come up with, Semiotic Bastard, revolves around the whole idea of a person reading and navigating through the zine.
The study of signs and symbols as forms of communicative behavior is found within each student's insert which help define the first word, Semitoic. Bastard refers back to the reader, the consumer...but not playing on the deragatory definition but rather the symbolic meaning of a pig.
When viewing the visuals, you'll see Porky the Pig (as sole representitive of the reader) angrily and symbolically telling his brain to 'stop!' and look ('!') or be excited. The earth, in the form of a bomb on his head, is in place of his brain and as the wick slowly creeps towards an explotion of worldly knowledge. We see Porky informing his brain to just stop wandering off and just focus/analyize on the inserted beauty...to simply be a part of this beauty.
My insert is a story about the memories I have with my grandma. I wanted to play with illusion since memories are not always as clear as their actual event. This is when I decided to play around with the idea of a 'Rorschach' test - a test where a subject's perception of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed based of of what they see.
You see, when I think of my memories with my grandma, I dont always see them as the same image, the same occurance which is similar to a rorschach test where a person would view an inkblot as one image but may see another through a different angle or perspective or mood. I wanted to use this spread as an examination of all of my memories in their various shapes and sizes and how it helped shape my current mental/emotional behavior. I've incorporated the color pink as it relates to compassion and compassion is the most important thing I've learned from my grandma. Lastly, the outline of her face helps create the rorschach type inkblot shape.
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