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Culminating: Finished Product

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Tools/Materials Used: Adobe Illustrator, Gel Matte, Stencils, Acrylic Paint, Lazer Printer

Principles of Media Art: Point of view, Hybridization, Interactivity

I had fun making this assignment, although it didn’t turn out the best I learned a lot about the program Adobe Illustrator and about making things with my hands. It’s a lot of work and I definitely need more practice but I’m glad for this experience.

I think the best part of this final product is the point of view. The message I’m trying to send is very prominent, as the title is “Genderless Dress Up”. I was to promote the fact that anyone should be able to wear whatever they want to express themselves however they please no matter their gender, sexual-orientation, race, etc.

The interactive portion of this is that the viewer is able to move around each piece and rearrange the clothing, head, and shoes of each person.

Hybridization is shown here through using different mediums to create a finished product. I made the clothes, heads, and shoes on Adobe Illustrator, which the other aspect where made with paint and cardboard.

If I could do this assignment again, I’d be sure to give myself more time. I’d also make it so the dividers between the movable pieces have some way to connect each piece and to have the head not move. I’d also take more time to design the actual title and edges to make it more visually pleasing.

Culminating: Artist Inspiration

An artist, or rather a clothing company, has inspired me during my culminating project. The company is called The Discriminant. It’s a trendy and affordable online store based in New York. They focus on quality of service and products rather than gender and gender norms. They provide a variety of items sold without label restrictions because they don’t believe in putting boundaries to self-expression.

The Discriminant has inspired my project by giving me outfit ideas for my three outfits (male, female, and androgynous) that I will be making. They also share the same point of view as me, as we see clothes without genders. Label followed by their stereotypes are restricting and by removing them, we can all be free to express ourselves in which ever way we want, and the way that makes us happy, instead of focusing on what others expect of us.

You can find there website here: https://www.thediscriminant.com/

Here are examples of some of their many clothing items available:

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THE AUREN

“Raise boys and girls the same way”

 

 

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THE BETTE

 

 

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THE CANNON

“Everything will be ok”