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Ok here's the finished "project".
Not as great as I would have liked it, but unfortunately I don’t have access to a color printer on campus. I also did not have a glue stick in sight. Lastly I was limited to two magazines for cutouts.
But it gets my point across and my professor doesn’t know that I had an Advanced Art Honors class in high school so he doesn’t expect much. Lol.
Here’s my one page analysis of my own art.
Walking into Hot Topic you are an individual wearing clothing from various source that fit your style. Walking out of Hot Topic you are wearing the same clothes as the subculture.
Different like everybody else.
My art piece focuses on Viewers Make Meaning and Reception and the Audience. I want to show how some subcultures are ironic in their ideals, this one being consumers of Hot Topic merchandise and clothing. The consumers of Hot Topic are the defiant youth of mainstream culture. They do not conform to ‘good taste’. Hot Topic is a retailer that specializes in punk, goth, and pop culture to market to individuals who prefer alternative “hardcore” clothing styles.
The irony is that consumers of Hot Topic’s marketed products are