Second Year - Project One Part A:
My final set of posters towards our presentation to Forpeople, in the end, our group decided on a different format for our posters.
With my designs, I kept in the London icon and on the left added in three lines which mimic the tube lines found on underground maps, I also coloured these to represent stations near the icons. I also added the slang in quite a central location along with the ‘our ends’ logo and the slogan, ‘speak our language’.
Our aim with our outcome to this brief was to educate people within London about MLE and be able to gain better understanding of slang words from conversations and allow the bridges to be built between communication.
Forpeople loved our presentation and said they were glad we chose something that wasn’t too cliche. They also noted our use of the tube being the physical thing connecting people along with our idea.
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The inner part of Tillya Kari Madrasa (In Explore 12-07-2020) by wim van de meerendonk
It took me a long time to decide which picture to upload from this most (probably) amazing building that I have seen in my life. Anyone who knows the front cover of the Lonely planet Central Asia guide might recognize it, as the inner part of one of the magnificent Madrasas that are standing on the Registan square in Samarkand. I uploaded the Registan earlier, and it is the building on the left (www.flickr.com/photos/115540984@N02/49258431097/in/datepo…). Needless to say this spectacle is mind boggling, and to understand how people are able to construct this, is beyond grasp. I have more shots for sure (for instance the ceiling is another miracle), but I tried to make an impression of the inside by stitching several portrait shots, and although off course now the angles are strange and folded, the mosaics and the colors are quite well kept. Enjoy and happy weekend! 20 September I came back from my journey over a part of the Silk Road to and through Central Asia. 4 months of traveling through 14 countries (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran) before I flew home from Teheran. An impressive journey in countries that are extremely beautiful, with lovely and welcoming people and diverse cultures and history. Intense traveling with more than 20000 kilometers in our mobile home on sometimes roads that hardly could be called that way. We saw many villages and cities (some wonderful, others very ugly), countries that are transforming from the old Soviet era into something more related to older cultures and the way people live, often funded by oil readily available around the Caspian sea. We saw the amazing mountains south of the Black Sea, the wonderful Caucasus, and the high mountains in the far east close to China with peaks over 7000 meter, and not to forget the (Bulgarian) Alps! We crossed the great steppe of Kazakhstan. a drive of at least 5000 km, the remnants of lake Aral, once one of the biggest lakes of the world, saw a rocket launch from Baikonur (this little part is Russian owned), we crossed many high mountains passes, and drove the breathtaking canyon that comes from the Pamir, beginning at ca 4500 meter, and going down for ca. 400km to an altitude of 1300 meter, driving for 100’s of kilometers along the Afghan border. And then the numerous lakes with all sorts of different colors from deep cobalt blue to turquoise, and one rare spectacle in Turkmenistan where a gas crater is burning already for more than 40 years. And finally and certainly not the least to mention an enormous amount of wonderful, hospitable and welcoming people. The woman often dressed in wonderful dresses, and bringing a lot of color in the streets of almost of all countries we visited.
What is the worth of life? Are we really that blinded by our hatred that we do not even mind playing God ?what happened to humanity did it even exist in the first place or was it just a pretense? black, lesbian ,Indian ,white, gay these words do not define us …our behaviour does and taking a person’s life does not make you human …you are a monster that was dormant and attacked the moment it was given a chance not pointing fingers but whatever should be condemned is what you see whenever you look at yourself in the mirror ,you are fighting the wrong enemy because your biggest enemy is yourself… sometimes you do not have to be open-minded you just have to look around you and see whether the negativity spread by those before you did anything to benefit humanity …what has ostracizing that child in high school because he came out as gay done for the community ?how did his depression benefit those who cast him out? how did his suicide benefit the children that are still in the closet? how many lives is the chain that has been started going to ruin? what happened to love is blind or does it start to see when gender is concerned …I was told that it was one of the most beautiful things in the world to experience, it is supposed to bring one happiness and give them their happy ending, I have heard songs about it even seen movies but sadly the fact it that can be a stigma is hidden…where is the beauty in it if it’s bias? why is their love wrong and what makes yours right ?what justifies yours and condemns theirs? who gave you the right to snatch their happiness? how did killing the man because he was black benefit his family ?how do you think the perpetrator sleeps knowing that they snatched a child’s father from them ,someone’s husband ,someone’s son? the rainbow has seven colours they look beautiful together… the colours are what have us looking forward to seeing one in real life… the colours are what make it magical had it been only one colour it will not matter if the colour was beautiful because it would get lost among the clouds …same goes for a painting for it to be beautiful we need to have more than one colour for them to complement each other.
Rise and shine!