For my report I have chosen something I have always been interested in, The art of Concert Posters.
I will be researching not only concert posters but graphic design in music, Album cover art, Album promotion, Gig posters and also will be browsing and reporting on artists such as – Frank Kozik, Jim Phillips, Justin Hampton, Jermaine Rogers, Rex Ray, Chris Shaw and Craig Howell just to name a few.
There are so many different styles in this area of Graphic Design more old then new as this art is being taken over by modern technology and is becoming more difficult to communicate in this way, but it is a beautiful art form and many posters are very high-priced collectors items.
For my research I want to look at the images, colours and graphic associations used by companies to directly market and influence children and there immense buying power.
Mostly looking at the food and beverage and fast food industry. Their use of cartoon characters, movie and tv characters to sell high calorie and saturated foods to children. eg. McDonalds happy meals, cereal boxes containing prizes etc.
I want to look at the changing laws to do with these types of products aimed at children and the new regulations by the government to stop the associations of children buying nutritionally bad food because it has there favourite cartoon character associated with it. Or they are given a prize or should I say bribe for buying this unhealthy product.
The way society is slowly changing the association between cartoon characters and bright colours to not only associate with bad food choices eg. Sesame streets Cookie monster now only eats cookies as a sometimes food, rather than eating them constantly on screen.
I’m going to base my research on tattoo design history till today and the influence in graphic design throughout the years. Here are s few topics that I would like to cover…
Tattoo Time line in history –
*Tattoo’s found on mummy’s in Egypt – History and Design
*Famous tattooist’s and their designs – Sailor Jerry, Ed hardy etc
*Ed Hardy – Designs into a fashion trend
*Tv shows and reality tv made “celebrity tattooist’ – La ink – Miami ink – Kat Von D
*Tattoo’s in todays marketing/Design CD/DRINKS/POSTERS/CLOTHING
*Styles of tattoo design/Tattoos in culture JAPANESE/SAILOR/ARABIC/THAI/TRIBAL the meanings and origins of design
*Graphic designers designing tattoo’s – http://www.visualnews.com/2011/05/24/tattoo-art-meets-graphic-design/
*Tattooist’s drawing and selling work on canvas
*Interview Tattooist – What’s popular designs? Are allot of tattoo’s done original pieces? etc etc
*Trends of tattoo’s what was popular in what era, try and find out why