critical design essay

Topics: Andy Warhol, Pop art, Impressionism Pages: 4 (1459 words) Published: September 15, 2014
Critical graphic design essay “comparison”
“Cipe Pineles”
Cipe pineles was born- June 23rd 1903 in Austria, she was a graphic designer /art director and made a career in New York with magazines such as seventeen, charm and mademoiselle. She became the first member of the female art directors club, then later introduced to the art directors hall of fame, Pineles became art director at Charm, a magazine targeting a new demographic: working women. She designed fashion spreads showing the clothes in use—at work, commuting, and running errands. “We tried to make the prosaic attractive without using the tired clichés of false glamour,” she observed in a later interview. “You might say we tried to convey the attractiveness of reality, as opposed to the glitter of a never-never land.” Her work helped to redefine the look of women’s magazines, while also furthering women’s changing roles in society. The design I choose was “charm. January 1954. By Cipe Pineles” In this design there is a centre picture of a well-dressed woman to show she is the main advertisement of the magazine cover. She is wearing a black dress with white polka dots and a scarf –tie neck line, the dress seems to be silken and sleek; she is also wearing white gloves the white connotes purity and innocence, a black hat/head-piece, white earrings and a black strapped handbag that has a rippled and glossy complexion. This shows she is wealthy and educated due to her clothing, and her facial appearance shows this as well because she has makeup on suggesting she is a “glamorous” person due to the use of red lips, bat winged eyeliner and arched eyebrows. Her expressions are slight, contemn and have a hint of disregard. The complexion of the woman’s skin appears ripple less, soft and flawless. Cipe pineles uses Broadway style of writing for her main heading “charm” she puts the heading into bold, black, capitals to advertise the magazine company. She uses the same style of writing for the co-heading “miracles...
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