image for PARLER AVEC LA MÉDUSE

here’s an image i was asked to design for an article called Parler Avec La Méduse.

About the project:
Drawn from a panel organized at the 2012 Women in French international conference in Tempe, AZ, and co-edited by Katerine Gagnon and Evelyne Ledoux-Beaugrand, this issue of Textimage focuses on works by contemporary women francophone artists in which text-image dialogue is directly or indirectly involved. The contributors discuss the performativity of this relationship of image and text in regard to gender, identity, and history. Entitled “Parler avec la Méduse” (Talk with Medusa), the issue is dedicated to French philosopher and writer Hélène Cixous who, in her landmark text “Le Rire de la Méduse” (The Laugh of Medusa) as well as in her later essays about visual art and cinema, has laid out a way of thinking about the image that is inherently a way of thinking about the feminine outside of phallogocentrism. In their presentation paper, K. Gagnon and E. Ledoux-Beaugrand demonstrate how Cixous’ critical reappropriation of the myth of Medusa leads to a redefinition of mediums and senses and new possibilities of expression of desire and subjectivity.

image for Méduse

3D advertisement for KNIGHT MOVES

i am constantly looking for ways to build a better ‘mouse trap’. luckily KNIGHT MOVES cafe has a busy train stop directly across the street from it. from 7 to 9 am crowds of under-caffienated people continuously board downtown-bound trains one after another just steps from KNIGHT MOVES. to raise awareness of a ‘cool’ coffee house i’ve decided to bridge the 2D advertisement with a third dimension – scent. a simple humidifier-like devise would be connected to a ventilation port located below the vibrant ad poster.

train shelter

a conversation could go something like this:

conversation

infographics take 2

as a bonus i’ve created a second visual skin for this project. in the second version illustration is used to amplify the effects of data presented. also, data is delivered in much simpler way for easier grasp. please note: second version has not been fully developed. for now it’s just a ‘departure point’ and could be developed further if it proofs to show enough promise.

take2

infographics :: content organization/presentation

i’ve been working on this project for a while. the assignment is to create a visual representation of data provided. i was given a 4 page document containing facts and data to be incorporated into infographics.

4 panel structure: 1. the visual hook, 2. the meat of the problem, 3. possible solutions, 4. a call to action.

infographics/global warming