I mostly enjoyed watching the videos under culture narratives, the point of view of each speaker is inspiring. I mostly related to the video given by Jenny Holzer, the fact that it’s a short and the dialogue is in a conversational tone made it relatable and clear to follow. There are many statement that stood out for me and one of them is when she mentioned “It’s not just the difficulty in having something come out right, it’s about the staying with it long enough to have it come out right.” other than graphic design, writing has been one of my passions and the statement that Hozler made is something I think many writers suffer from. I’ve written so many materials that I never tend to stick with it and complete. I figured that it was due to me getting too distracted or finding yet another thing to write about.
Values are important, it is what shapes us as individuals and as graphic designers. I believe that values find a way to be reflected in our work be it intentionally or unintentionally. It is what makes us unique, when I look at posters like this one above for examples It says a lot about the designer and his origins. The work you see is done by Reza Abedini a famous graphic designer from Iran known for his modern Persian typography. Abedini’s work gives a sense of where he’s from and aspects from his culture. even without having any idea about his country.