Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gourde Poster Series

As apart of my senior show in college, this poster series signifies a stand against popular culture and questions the celebration of major media figures. Gourde: Visual Genocide is a convoluted term that was comprised from the french word "gourd" meaning dull and the Haitian unit of currency "gourde". Given the history of France and Haiti and an almost impossible way of deciphering the meaning of the title, for me, go hand in hand with the public's relationship with the media. I feel in today's progressive system of distributing news and music we are often over-stimulated and take for granted the true meaning of what we are experiencing: desensitization.