1990s

 

Fashion in the 1990s was very much inspired by hop hop artists and groups like Destiny’s child as seen on the bottom right. Fashion was less conservative in which a lot of stomach and leg exposure became a normalcy. High waisted jeans made their biggest appearance and were very versatile in the way in which it was worn. There was also a big demand in authenticity as seen through the baggy clothing.

Many interior designs followed a much more rich and color oriented pallet which allowed for interior design to shift from minimalism. This color pallet often consisted or beige and whites. Many of the interior design was inspired around comfort which is usually why rooms seem to have more space to manuever around.

The 1990s saw a lot of advancements technologically for cars in the way they were constructed. One of those major advancements included the addition of ABS and airbags being fitted as standards. Holden improved the safety of their commodore releasing the all new improved VT Commodore in 1997 becoming the first Australian built car with a stronger body. It was both safe and the bestselling automobile and still continues to be. There was also the inclusion of on board computers giving off air conditioning, automatic windows and sunroof were being fitted in both luxury and small cars.

Michael Jordan was drafted in 1984, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that he won some of the biggest titles making him the most popular athlete. He strongly attracted the large crowds with his athleticism and his talent on the court. Musically, you had Tupac Shakur a very influential hip hop artist and an advocate for the black community. He strongly illustrated his feelings throughout his very popular songs “Dear momma” and much more. Lastly, theres Jim Carey who was a very comedic actor. His first appearance was made in In Living Color, the Wayan Bros TV show where he wowed the crowd with his talents as an actor.

 

 

 

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Keith Harding:

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Keith Haring’s work had a to of cartoony images and fresh vivid colors. His art involved a lot of clean lines and simple images and gave new meaning to figures. Through his images, he portrayed a lot of imagery and included his activist oriented opinions within his art. h was an activist for AIDS, drug addictions, illicit love and apartheid.

1980s

Fashion in the 1980s had a lot of browns, and tans and oranges. There were a lot of blocky shapes within the style and in the way that crop tops were cut out for women. There were also bright colored accessories like sunglasses bangles and big oversized hoop earrings. Women often teased their hair giving them hippie vibe along with the bright colored makeup and neon pops of color. The style in the 1980s was much more alive and seen amongst the younger crowd.

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Interior design in the 80s included a lot of pastel colored schemes and a lot of whites as well. Like in the 1970s, rooms were spacious, but simple and contributed to the soft tone within the rooms. Chintz was a very popular aspect of interior design. It was used as prints which were very popular for quilts, bed covers and draperies and are still very much alive today.

Cars in the 1980s were’t as great yet. Companies were still trying to figure out how exactly to make emissions much more powerful and the cars above were much more affordable for the daily consumer.

 

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Run DMC was a very popular hip hop group. They were one of the widely known and acknowledged as one of the most influential groups in the history of hip hop along with L.L. Cool J whom is also placed above. Together, these celebrities paved the path for other hip hop artists today and brought about greta entertainment to various crowds.

 

 

Andy Warhol and Peter Max: Pop Art

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Andy Warhol was an American artist and a figure in the visual art movement known to us as pop art. He used painting, silkscreening, photography film and sculpture in his paintings. He began his career as a commercial illustrated and soon after reciting recognition through several galleries in the late 1950s, he became influential and controversial through his vivid color scheme and object selections.

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Peter Max is known for using very bright colors in his work. His style changed at 18 when he began changing his technique from graphics to paint. His palette was taking on a  more soft and diverse approach and his strokes were becoming broader and much more textured like the art pieces seen above.

 

1970s

Fashion in the 1970s was very flamboyant. There were a lot of bright colors present and the material of polyester was very present as well. Women were turning their cheek against the lose clothing and came back with flared pants and tight clothing paired with platform heels. Among the flared pants and the boot cut ones as well, the tunics, culottes, and robes were also very popular.

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Interior design in the 1970s there were great architectural and furniture designs introduced. Interior design took a sleek, minimalist modernism approach. Rooms mimicked earth tones, campus colors and high looks of futurism. Houses also contained a lot of open floor plan, making the room appear bigger and allowing for the rooms to have much more space. Rooms were often carpeted, wood paneled and very innovative.

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Cars in the 1970s came across various challenges. Federal regulations affected the new style and power of the cars. Although some companies like Lamborghini and Countach were making new designs, they were often dangerous and unreliable. Muscle cars during this decade were very powerful, but its popularity began to decrease as it became hard to keep the power and to get rid of the smog.

Jimmie Walker is an american actor and comedian. He was first very present on the radio station of the Riverside Church and he soon began his career as a comedian through stand up comedy. Farrah Fawcett was an American wrist and actress. She blew up when she worked that red bathing suit she modeled for a poster. She began her career through commercials and as a guest role on shows. Soon she began to appear on television series and then on big movie screens.

 

Window Display of the Week (2/28/17)-(3/7/17)

This window is powerful in terms of the color scheme and it’s art style. The art style in this window mimics that of pop art in the way the buildings were made, the plans on the floor and the jelly fish constructed. My next favorite aspect is the masking in the window. This masking is layered which makes it look much more artistic rather than it just being one layer of a masking. Lastly, I am caught by the color scheme that’s taking place in this window with the shades of blue. This is done purposely so that the only thing that pops out is the sneaker. 

Window Display of the Week (2/20/17)-(2/27/17)

The simplicity of this window is what really caught my eye. Everything is fine nestly and placed in perfectly which also makes it look so simplistic. The detail of this window is found in the patterns and choice of color within the cut outs. My favorite part is the placement of the soda bottle right next to the heels which draws the eye right to the heels, which is the sale point of this window display. Lastly, I liked the scale of the hangings. The small sizing of the soda bottles placed in front of the enlarged “pop” sign looks very well.