assignment 9

Sarah Brown: Walter Benjamin Blog Post

I do understand how the public will feel that a reproducible design is not worth as much as traditional art. As a graphic designer, I frequently get request for designs, but when I tell them what I charge, they’re turned off immediately. If I spend hours on a design and then they expect me to print and produce everything, they don’t seem to value my work as art like that of painting on canvas.

Sometimes, the same amount of work is done with a lot of thought, but the mentality of traditional art as the “only” art form is at times, quite annoying to the modern day designer.  Art is a freedom of expression that reaches far beyond that of a canvas or paper.

However, I do understand that the more art is available to others through digital means, the more is taken from the art itself.  Some art pieces are meant to be viewed in their original context and not on a small flat screen.  Also, I do agree that photography and footage is definitely used by the government to control the masses.  The mechanical reproduction is easily manipulated to cloud the truth as people tend to believe what’s printed instead of going to see the proof with their own eyes.

However, there is a fine line between art created solely using digital means and art reprinted or represented to the public using digital means.

shaun’s work


Here is my spritely


I think a good example of another spritely site is because it looks beautiful and is not too distracting when you are trying to view the website.

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A Beautiful Spritely Page

After browsing the Spritely gallery for quite some time, I stumbled upon this site. I love the minute movement and I’m especially drawn to the typography. Absolutely beautiful.

Assignment 9

Assignment 9

Here is my awesome Spritely page!

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First step on website

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assignment 9


Sprite – Assignment 9

Can’t seem to get my lion to stop floating upwards. I deleted the location for the code where the bird used to be.

Added lion, changed background colors.  Tried to link but something went wrong



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My Attempt at a Spritely Page
Updated Spritely Page
Fixed my lion animation so that it didn’t blink on and off, changed the backgrounds a little to make them look more like sand and savannah

When I first saw Spritely I thought it looked a bit juvenile. After looking at some other websites that have used Spritely I realize it has a wide array of uses and styles that can be changed just by using photographs. One site I liked was The portfolio for Scott Williams I like the mixture of photographs and vector graphics. I also like how realistic the clouds look in the background. I feel it matches his style by including the vector graphics, but remains professional by not overloading the screen with too much at one time. After looking at a few Spritely pages, I realize I like it the most when it is more simplified and does not have so many layers to it.