My parents are apart of the Mays Landing Merchants Association. Recently, I sat down in one of their Waterfront Wine & Food Festival meetings as I was expecting a free meal. Unfortunately (rather…fortunately since I enjoyed this), nothing comes free in this world. By being in the meeting, I felt overcoming urge to help them with their graphic and web needs due to their (in my eyes) less than satisfactory work. This was done in my donated time. I tried to go some-what elegant, but with a intense feeling as I know this will be in the Boardwalk Journal August 2014 edition. I’m happy with the compromise we made in the information as their prior works was an information overload. I believe this is my first piece ever to be posted on something that wasn’t scholastic or put out by me.
I recently saw Wolf of Wall Street and thought it was phenomenal. Fantastic movie from start to finish. With that movie in mind, a few of my brothers asked me to do a Wolf of Wall Street inspired t-shirt. Unfortunately, these were never made, but I really liked how they looked too. The saying is from the movie and does not represent our views.
Quote from my project description
I made Letter from Obama because of all the news recently. With the government shutdown, the NSA hackings, Snowden, and more, I wanted to make a political statement even though I do not like politics. I felt this was more like an NSA leak plus a Thanks Obama type statement with how this piece worked out. I decided that I would have to create some sort of conspiracy theory type of letter. What would have worked better is if I could have used a real Obama letter and edited it. Instead, I made this myself.
This letter provides a representation to all Americans by playing off conspiracy theories and recent political events. While my letter isn’t real nor make sense, it gives the viewer an insight to everything that has been happening in the news recently. It is essentially a culmination of all the news events and makes you think. While the actual text is random works and Lorem Lipsum, the viewer can easily get the point across when seeing this piece, you automatically recognize the White House symbol, Barack Obama’s signature, and the declassified information. The viewer then gets a scary thought as the letter is intended to be propaganda from Obama himself. I feel like someone who views this would have an extreme opinion whether they agree or disagree depending on their political stance. This extreme emotion is what I intended on achieving.
Note: This does not represent my political views.
Every year my fraternity teams up with a sorority on my campus to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by riding a see-saw all day long and canning for money. For this event, we get t-shirts to show off the event while we’re not on the see-saw itself or canning. This year, I was given the ability to create the shirts and I saw it as an opportunity to make a subtle inside joke while supporting this good cause. On the front, I have Free (Mustache) Rides with a male and female riding a mustache see-saw with our greek letters. On the back, I have all our information. I decided to have a small saying that one of my brothers came up with, “Better in Movember” to signify that we did this during No Shave November as this goes with the mustache. Also on the back is our greek organizations, the marathon with the year, and our subtle inside jokes relating to mustache rides. If you don’t know what a mustache ride is, I suggest checking out Urban Dictionary which will enlighten you to the subtle jokes.
I got the idea from this photo.
Note: The t-shirt place screwed these up despite how my mockups look. The black is barely visible on the purple. It looked right on all mockups, but not on the actual shirt.