Andy Cuevas – April 28th

According to Heller, contemporary design is shaped by the underground advertisement. The underground designers at all times are the source of mainstream design. Their information is sometimes stolen, redesigned, and used for commercial use. For that reason, without underground designers, then the mainstream designs might not be appealing to most people.

The art design to be addressed is the use of artwork and drawings by most people. In most cases, drawing art belong to underground design. Most people do not understand the meaning in the drawing art hence becoming less used in the current design. Despite the low popularity of drawing art used in the advertisements, they have more information and more appealing. For a long time since the introduction of technology in the world, people have been using other art designs to impress people for buying. To break the monotony and bring change in design art, most people should embrace the use of drawing, which would be more appealing to people.

Notably, drawing artwork shows creativity and innovation. When drawings are done in the right way, it is impressive and attractive to many people. Although drawing is not accompanied by music and other graphics, the message in it is attractive.  People have been used to different designs that have become common in recent times. Drawings have been there even at the old times and were used to portray message which can be related in recent times. For that reason, applying the new technology and allowing for innovation, drawings should be embraced to improve the underground design of artwork. When well-articulated, it will gain popularity and break the monotony of the recent design.


Clarke, L. (2007). Drawing now: Between the lines of contemporary art. IB Tauris & Co Ltd.

Heller, s. (2008). Graphic Design Theory: the underground mainstream

Watson, A. D. (2015). Design thinking for life. Art Education68(3), 12-18.

May 5 final idea project

Impact of the “Dad” shoes rejection and then its acceptance






Anthony Delbrun – May 5th

Final Idea – Snoop Doggy Dogg when he started evolving as a rapper under the tutelage of Dr. Dre and how his persona changed over the years via Album Covers. 

Assignment for May 12

It should be perfectly clear by now that final research projects are due on May 12. If any expectations or requirements are unclear, please refer to the posted Guidelines, or if you have any questions regarding topics and research please email me:

As stated, there are 2 items to post before class on the 12th. They are as follows:
(1) a PDF of your presentation. This should be the same document that you will use for your presentation, exported from PowerPoint, InDesign, or whatever program you use to design it.
(2) your bibliography, also saved as a PDF. Remember, in addition to class readings, you must include 10 sources from library databases.
Both of these items can be uploaded to a single Post.

It sounds like we’ll have some very interesting presentations in the next couple of weeks. Please be ready to get them rolling right at 8:30 on the 12th!

Tabarka Tamkin-May5







Anker, Peder. “The Bauhaus of Nature.” Modernism/modernity, vol. 12 no. 2, 2005, p. 229-251. Project MUSEdoi:10.1353/mod.2005.0051. 

Rowbotham, Sheila. “Arts, Crafts & Socialism.” History Today, vol. 59, no. 2, Feb. 2008, pp. 44–50. 

The Three Bauhaus 


“Walter Table Centre.” 

“Marie-Victoire Winckler.” 

Bayer, Herbert. “Bauhaus, 1919-1928.” MomaBauhaus, 1938, 

Smock, William. Bauhaus Ideal Then and Now : An Illustrated Guide to Modern Design, Chicago Review Press, 2009. ProQuest Ebook Central. [City Tech Library Card Required] 

Ross, Rodney. “Diversity in Graphic Design,” Pulse VCU (blog), 2012. 


Walter Gropius; The Theory and Organization of the Bauhaus (1923): Gropius_Bauhaus 

May 5th

Adaskina, Natalia. “Constructivist Fabrics and Dress Design.” The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, vol. 5, 1987, pp. 144–159. JSTOR, Accessed 5 May 2020.

“The Gender—Neutral Society.” Manliness, by Harvey C. Mansfield, Yale University Press, New Haven; London, 2006, pp. 1–21. JSTOR, Accessed 5 May 2020.

Lawler, Kelly. “Why Billy Porter Doesn’t Care What You Think If He Wears a Dress on the Red Carpet.” USA Today, Gannett Satellite Information Network, 11 June 2019,

Chizitere. “Is Jaden Smith Transgender or Gay? Here Are The Facts.” Answers Africa, 3 Apr. 2020,

Kirrin Finch. “Menswear-Inspired, Androgynous & Tomboy Style.” Kirrin Finch,

“Lookbooks.” Olderbrother,

“Varvara Stepanova.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 21 Apr. 2020,

Leconte, Justine. Why Men Wear Pants and Women Wear Skirts. 1 Apr. 2018,

Mandeville, Amelia and Grace Mandeville. WEARING MENS CLOTHES FOR A WEEK. 1 Nov. 2018,

Mattila, Kalle Oskari. “Letter of Recommendation: Womens Clothing.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 6 Nov. 2018,


Herbert Bayer “OnTypography


Paulina Tipantasig- May 5th

Milner, John, and Kirill Sokolov. “Constructivist Graphic Design in the U.S.S.R. between 1917 and the Present.” Leonardo, vol. 12, no. 4, 1979, pp. 275–282. JSTOR, Accessed 5 May 2020.

“The Life and Work of Paula Scher.” Paula Scher,

“Paula Scher.” The, 26 Sept. 2019,


“The Public Theater – Story.” Pentagram,