Sunday, July 01, 2007
MEDIA and COMMUNICATIONS
Visual Messages serve different purposes:
Messages tell us something.
Messages identify something.
Messages persuade us to do or think something.
Signs, symbols, and logos are visual tools sending messages and information. These messages are created by designers to influence the public. By decoding imagery and seeing the tricks of the trade, audiences can become knowledgeable about the messages and information they are receiving.
By using irony and juxtaposition, Banksy causes viewers to question the validity of the imagery they are processing.