Essay on Vision of Home

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In a single hour, the human eyes and mind are inundated with a myriad of different forms of visual communication. It is accurate to say that “we live in a world of things seen, a world that is visual, and we expend much of our physical and emotional energy on the act of seeing” (Berger, 2008, p.1). Generally speaking, people do not distinguish between the different visual aspects on a conscious level, but instead see things as a whole. However, in order to fully understand the meaning of certain visuals and to appeciate the diligence needed to create each image. Therefore, this paper will break down a self-created image that conveys the message of “There is no place like home,” using three visual communication techniques: photography, …show more content…
Since my message is “There is no place like home,” having a picture of a family fits perfectly in the “home” area, which is families are usually found. This picture has, therefore, visually communicated my intended message, which is the key goal of most photographs (Dijic, 2008). My next visual communication technique is typography. “Typography is, for our purposes, the art of selecting and arranging type or---in broader terms---using type in various graphic designs to obtain particular effects” (Berger, 2008, pg. 97). In this graphic, I actually used two different forms of fonts, the key component in typography. The first font, used to write “There is no place like,” is called Harrington. With its print style but cursive flairs, this font seemed like a perfect font that may imitate the handwriting style of an older parent or even grandparent. The version I used was in simple black, was bolded, and was at 24 point, a somewhat larger size. The second font I used to write “HOME” is called Country Hearts. Since I grew up in the south, my home and heart is in the country, so just the name of this font fits for my intended message. The font itself uses simple lettering but places that lettering within hearts. There seemed to be almost no better way to express a loving home than by have hearts over the word home. The font required the letters to be in all capitals, which just makes the word home stand out more. The color

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