Tuesday, August 08, 2006

a different kind of fish-market

dear jenn,

i thought you'd get a kick out of this. below is an image that i did recently for my graphic design class. the assignment was to take current magazine and market it to a different audience. we had to keep the name of the magazine and the number of bullets on the cover. i took Powder - a skiing magazine - and marketed it to 18th century powder wig wearers and here's the result:

i know you'd ask about the girl - that's film actress Fay Wray best known for her parts in the original King Kong(1933) and The Mystery of the Wax Museum(1933) - in both of which she played the leading lady. i believe this picture is from the wax museum where she is dressed as Marie Antoinette.



thanks for the help in developing my image-sense.

love,
mysfit

15 little fish:

Blogger anne swam up to say...

Hopefully Fence will forgive me - that is pretty cunning.
Also... how about writing the cover stories for the ?

6:23 PM  
Blogger anne swam up to say...

Chaos Journals. Blogger is bizarre.

6:25 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

thanks, anne! oh right, well, as you can tell i haven't been writing much... maybe, uhem hmmm...

yes - yes it is. i don't quite understand how you linked the site to the time posting thingy, but neat trick.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Love it Mysfit, that's fantastic! Looks like a vintage cover for Gothic Beauty Magazine.

1:11 AM  
Blogger anne swam up to say...

Beats me. Blogger did it, all the while eating the title of my link, although it worked in the preview. Whatever...

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous swam up to say...

I love it! Start thinking about what you think my look good for letter head for scholarship fund. O.M.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous swam up to say...

oh oh on the typo. o.m.

10:26 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

thanks carl and o.m.

i have been, luv, i was thinking something along the lines of her signature (you know it, but to refresh your memory see the card cover below) - i've just been really slammed with work and homework recently

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous swam up to say...

Thatseems like a good idea. I also like the image with the moon/stars but I can't make out 2 words"we are___music makers and we are____dreamers of dreams. Miss you, try not to burn out. O.M.

8:59 AM  
Blogger jason evans swam up to say...

That's hilarious, Mysfit! Great concept. :)

9:51 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

O.M. both words are "the" ;)

i posted about these words here

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous swam up to say...

okay, got it, duh! :) o.m.

12:50 PM  
Anonymous rusvw swam up to say...

I love this idea...I teach publications and photography, and I'm always working with my students on the art and craft of connecting with your audience. What a great activity to use in the upcoming semester...

7:17 AM  
Blogger Elenka swam up to say...

WoW, kylin, that's awesome! i really like it. what kind of font is that? Or did you make it up?
...i wonder if her head itches from the wig...;)
ah... pearls and feathers...

12:20 AM  
Blogger LiVEwiRe swam up to say...

That's an excellent blend of the old and new. I find your take on King Louie's possible baldness rather scandalous! ;)

11:09 PM  

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