By Alejandro Soria
In this blog I want to talk about the two new works that I did, in order to participate in the group exhibition, with the media theme, within the activities of the XXIX Symposium of the Sonoran History Society, of which I am an associate.
The mentioned pictorial pieces reflect the reality of the printed media of our time, where social media have been gradually replacing the experience of physically browsing newspapers and magazines, as well as interactivity and, above all, immediacy.
I used the dove as a symbolic element to unite the two pieces, where the features of the bird are inspired by the pigeon of peace of the Olympic Games of Mexico 68, made by the great designer Lance Wyman, who had great influence, in my time of college student.
The work on the right titled "Shredded" and consists of the interpretation of a sheet of newspaper passed through a paper shredder, on the partially destroyed sheet I created a horizontally presented pigeon, where the visual effect of the crest is created or Pigeon tail with paper strips on the bottom.
With the second piece (left) of name "140 characters" I referred to Twiter and following the conceptual aspect of the two works, I pulled the sheet out of a school notebook and took the pieces of different sizes to collage the dove. For reference, it includes the legend "And to think they were 140 characters".
Finally, worth the comment, the reality that the print media face somehow concerns. When I finished college, I worked few years in the design area of mportant national newspapers in the early 1980s, when most of the design processes were done by hand.