Designers Explore Advertising and Consumption

Student's hands drawing on paper.

Students in Ron Ott’s graphic design class Design and Its Discontents recorded everything they consumed for 30 days, blogged about the experience, and designed a response. Their projects range from a tree with branches of recycled electronics to a fingerprint composed of brand logos.

Francesa Pancorbo designed a series to illustrate the parallel between negative treatment of women in advertising and headlines in the daily news.

Geoffrey Anderson “wanted to experiment a bit.” He created a light fixture out of plastic Target bags.