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Cropped Signs remixed w/ Turn Up The Cheese

Remixed value: 5 stars

Success for completing another remix assignment!! I’m getting the hang of this and I’m loving the results.

Original Assignment

Cropped Signs created by cogdog

We think of creation as addition, but there is a form of creation by deletion (e.g. Newspaper Blackout poetry http://newspaperblackout.com/) In this assignment, you need to change, alter, enhance the meaning of a sign by cropping out parts of it. This should be doing in camera, but could also be done in post- crop out, but do not photoshop in any extras. Also, be sure to describe in you caption or blog post what the original sign said. For the example below, the sign said “No Canada Tennis Parking” but by removing the last word, it makes it sound more like a radical anti-tennis call for action.

Remixed with “Turn up the Cheese”: Use the worst, over the top design elements in an assignment. Use Arial or Papyrus fonts, green and pink colors, sappy music to make an assignment be the epitome of badness (not the good kind of bad).

I just realized that I have done the previous remix assignment wrong, so I will correct and redo this assignment instead. I am too proud of my first “remix” assignment so I will leave it as is. I browsed through the examples of cropped signs and stumbled upon this innovative designed sign. So I opened the image onto pixlr and used clone stamp tool by copying the background color to remove the words. Then I added the same text but with a different font — papyrus, as suggested in the instructions. The top elements I manipulated to create this distorted effect upon the sign were: hue & saturation, invert, solarize, and and posterize. I am pretty pleased with the remixed sign, although it would have been more pleasing and admirable if I had kept it. Actually, I might just as well show my own cropped image and remix since I did put work and effort into making it.

Original Sign:

Remixed Sign:

My own sign:

Remixed sign: I wouldn’t say it looks completely distorted.. it does look pretty BA, if I don’t say so myself ;).