Byzantine Iconoclasm and the Jansen Art text that we have all read gives a though account of the 9th century iconoclasm, but hearing modern examples of this recurring historical problem brings a fresh insight and new thoughts on the topic. Read the stories of Saltz, Griffin & Anderson authors who I have found to successfully represent a modern view of iconoclasm.
“The horrific paradox then is that these killers believe in the power and divinity of images, art, and architecture more than those who make the objects and who see what they make as abstract representations of ideas and things.”
Here is the link to the article that I liked http://ow.ly/HfBOH Iconoclasm Now: CharlieHebdo and the Lethal Power of Art by @jerrysaltz
What is an example of iconoclasm?
Iconoclasm literally means “image breaking” and refers to a recurring historical impulse to break or destroy images for religious or political reasons. For example, in ancient Egypt, the carved visages of some pharaohs were obliterated by their successors; during the French Revolution, images of kings were defaced.
‘Iconoclasm may even aid those who would benefit from cultural amnesia, under the guise of moving on’
Breaking an image does not eradicate it; it merely replaces it with another. Destruction is part and parcel of creation. Treasures from East Anglian Churches demonstrated just this fact: cruelly mutilated artworks had transformed into powerful warnings against the latent violence of political and religious dogma.
In the words of professional visual artist Suzy Rice- “The cover of that book pictured here to the left bears a reprint of the logo that I designed and drew, after it was redrawn by Lucasfilm, Ltd. (I believe that was done by Joe Johnson) with the flat-bottom “W” and the outline emboldened — both done by Lucasfilm, so it was explained to me by Producer Gary Kurtz, to improve readability of the logo in the main titles of the film (and all the rest that followed).
My logo was redrawn with some modifications but it was never replaced with a new design; or, more specifically, no “new design” was done by Johnson, he simply modified my design for predominantly production quality requirements when applied to the big screen.
Gary Kurtz called me at my work after they’d accepted my logo design for advertising purposes and informed me that he and George were going to use (my) logo, rather than the one they’d been up-to-that-point trying to use in the ongoing production of the film prior to release. My logo read better (was easier perceived by the viewer during the animated title treatment) than the one they’d originally intended to use but my logo required a bolder outline and a flattened W to improve on screen legibility during that quick pan (animated treatment) in the main titles. My response was great!”
Graphic Design Girl Power
Finding out one of my childhood beloved movies also had a lead female graphic designer was a source of inspiration for me as I was learning design.
These typographic Star Wars posters reimagine a galaxy far, far away in the style of Massimo Vignelli.
As these vivid typographic posters by Argentinian designer Fernando de Carabassa display, Helvetica and Star Wars might be a match made in heaven. It’s hard to put in words why this works. Thanks to that iconic title crawl, Star Wars is now famously recognized as using large blocks of clean text. It feels like a logical continuation to use colorful blocks of Helvetica to expand those title crawls into Word Art. De Carabassa’s designs use laid-out blocks of text and solid colors to evoke the imagery of the first three Star Wars movies: everything from the sight of two suns rising over the planet of Tatooine, to the crackle of a lightsaber igniting, to the barren, ice-cold world of Hoth. Star Wars, Helvetica, and typography might not be exactly related ideas in most people’s minds, but perhaps they should be.
Fonts similar to Helvetica: Free Alternatives & Similar Fonts
Here we have Aquamarine Color of the Year schemes, paints, palettes, combinations, gradients and color space conversions.
Pantone’s Aquamarine hexadecimal color code is #9dc3d4 this is a medium light shade of cyan. In the RGB color model #9dc3d4 is comprised of 61.57% red, 76.47% green and 83.14% blue. In the HSL color space #9dc3d4 has a hue of 199° (degrees), 39% saturation and 72% lightness. This color has an approximate wavelength of 484.57 nm. The lead color for women for the Spring/Summer 2015 season, PANTONE 14-4313 Aquamarine is an airy blue with a dreamy feel. Cool and calming, ethereal Aquamarine is a shade with a wet and watery feel.
Matching Digital Colors to Actual Paint Colors
Have you ever seen the perfect color on your wanderings? Your next project is how to translate the color you found into interior house paint. I am asked as a designer to select paint colors for my clients based on a digital image emailed to me or found on a website. Factors like scale, lighting, reflection and existing items influence color selection making it a multi-step task. So how do you start? Let me share my findings for Aquamarine. Here is the closest match that I approve of 249-2 VERSAILLES Valspar Interior Paint.
Calm, cool, and delicate, warm tones describe the color trends this spring 2015 season, as mother nature brings so much beauty and a sense of relaxation. A relaxing and airy theme that Aquamarine Blue carries, washes away those winter blues and reinvents a new you; away from cold and into the sunshine.
An invigorating and powerful Scuba Blue that brings along the fun, resembles the clear waters of Greece. This cool shade brings you to paradise or at least makes you feel as though you are there, if you have been dreaming of Spring to finally be here.
The reflection of the faceted beads is stunning. You will stand out with this bracelet because of its visual impact of colors and materials. These bracelets consist of a memory wire that wraps around your wrist. Different materials for this bracelet include Sterling silver beads and bead caps. Gemstones, Swarovski faceted beads that are fire-polished, freshwater pearls, glass round and faceted beads, acrylic beads. Fits almost any wrist size.
Sit back and enjoy these beautiful living room paint colors
The above living room paint colors are examples from fashion designer Zac Posen. Zac became known for his glamorous ball gowns and has dressed everyone from Rihanna to Sarah Jessica Parker to Oprah Winfrey. He was raised in SoHo, Manhattan, New York. He has previously stated that his love of fashion began when he used to steal the yarmulkes at his grandparents’ synagogue because he wanted to make dresses for dolls. At 16, he enrolled in Parsons School of Design’s pre-college program, and he was given the opportunity to intern with fashion designer Nicole Miller. On November 1, 2019, House of Z and Z Spoke, the fashion brand owners of Posen’s company, announced an immediate closure of the label. In 2021, Posen has recently released a collection of genderless wedding rings.
Zac is serving up some living room paint color design ideas and photos to inspire our home decor choices. Stepping into this Washington Square Park apartment in Manhattan, you might think the sun king Louis XIV lived there. The home filled with incredible architectural details. Bright turquoise and gold gilded plaster cover the walls of a parlor. This home has an elegant, traditional feel—which makes it full of potential.
Interior design color choices for architectural highlights
The interiors aren’t the only standout feature of the apartment. There are many beautiful details, including a wood-inlaid ceiling with walnut and atomic red paint color. Hiding inside the walls are pocket doors with gold gilding on wood. The black trimmed furniture sits like a background playerthroughout. Stunning craftsmanship, and the parlor has an airy vibe that I adore (perfect for the Project Runway judge). This incredible space is the epitome of fun for cousins, friends, or even adults. The vibrant colors are perfect for your living room paint color choices.
Inspired by the antique Washington Square apartment I applied the turquoise and red color palette to my front door.The color is Sherwin-Williams Nifty Turquoise. The wreath was made by me nancytranter.com