Week #15 Blog Exercise - Interactions Between the 3 Levels

This photo represents one of the fundamentals of Graphic Design. Through Graphic Design, we are able to digital manipulate images in order to send a message to our viewers. Here, we see that a guy is erasing himself with the Erase Tool. The impact it has its deep and mysterious as it gives off a sense of invincibility or loneliness. It relates to Abstract because its not giving away too much, but individuals are free to interpret the photos through how they see it. It may or may not have a deep message to it but it does have a unique style of showing how to deal with emotions. Therefore, it is abstract because its impossible to erase yourself through a Photoshop Tool or any kind of matter.This photo also relates to Symbolism through various ways. It can be a symbol of hiding, disappearance, alone, re-new and ending. All 3 Levels are shown in this example through a creative and unbelievable way.

All 3 Levels show that California suffers through smoking issues and it makes people not want to live there. The impact on this design is able to tell people to stop smoking because it is making our environment look bad to others. This design is a great demonstration of Abstract art. Thus, there are no words to give out the central message of the design, yet we get a feeling of what it might be able. Even though it is a representation of California, it is in the shape of a cigarette which gives the image a twist. As for the Representational level of this image, California and it being a cigarette is represented. As we know, cigarettes are one of the leading causes of cancer and death. In addition, California can be represented as one of the few states that deals with smoking non-stop. The Symbolic Level in this photo is death, trashy, filth etc. This image is trying to communicate with people about how California deals with smoking issues and it makes our state intolerable to live in.

This design plays a role of being cautious or aware of danger that is near. The impact towards this image is that it helps individuals become alert when hazardous events or environments are in the area and prepares us to be adjusted to these things. The Symbolic Level of this photo is awareness, caution, danger, hazardous and stop.  The Abstract Level works will both factors because the color red usually means danger or a sense of stop/stillness. The exclamation point is a representation of surprise or alertness whereas the triangle is a representation of a road or environment that is dealing with an accident or hazardous situation. This is a well-know symbol that most people associate it with safety. All 3 Levels combine to make this design work for everyday life and to be aware of an individuals surroundings.