For this final project, I experimented with a laser cutter, stencils and spray paint. Throughout the semester I have been developing concepts of femininity and the female experience. Women are constantly pressured to adhere to society's expectations and demands, that are often singular and unachievable. Not only does this occur, but women are also supposed to display a certain kind or facet of femininity, that aligns with being materialistic, shallow, and concerned with appearance. So, in this project I tried to convey the consumeristic and materialistic fantasy femininity that advertisers and in general society uses to slyly oppress women. I sourced images from the internet, edited them on photoshop and illustrator, and then hand cut some of the stencils, and used a laser cutter for others.
May 2, 2018
Final Blog: For my final project I decided to create a t-shirt design. Many people are creating t-shirt designs with writing of their own or someone else's, much like Virgil Abloh with off-white, so I decided that I would try it out. I had a few of my friends each create a design on the shirt along with my own. In the center of the shirt I was going to do a screen print of “project black” but just from financial issues, I had to re-think my approach. I decided to safety pin the “project black” to the shirt much like a track jersey, the back was supposed to have a safety pinned number as well, but it did not turn as well as the front. Overall, I think that I could have pushed this project more, I was not completely satisfied with this project at all. I really think being able to screen print the “project black” on to the shirt would of made it look a lot cleaner. Moving forward, when I do have a better financial situation I am going to create this t-shirt how I now envision it and make it part of my wardrobe.