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Cropped Signs

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Submitted by: cogdog

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We think of creation as addition, but there is a form of creation by deletion (e.g. Newspaper Blackout poetry http://newspaperblackout.com/) In this assignment, you need to change, alter, enhance the meaning of a sign by cropping out parts of it. This should be doing in camera, but could also be done in post- crop out, but do not photoshop in any extras. Also, be sure to describe in you caption or blog post what the original sign said. For the example below, the sign said "No Canada Tennis Parking" but by removing the last word, it makes it sound more like a radical anti-tennis call for action.

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Submissions So Far

Caution Children

 

This assignment wants you to change or alter some kind of sign. Well, I really feel like this sign could be placed anywhere. This sign said “caution children ahead” but instead I made it say just “caution children”. I am not sure why I love it so much but …

Signs

I sometime do the opposite of this sign, it just interesting to know what is in the other side of that door or sign.

What does that sign say?

This week for ds106 we had to do ten stars worth of visual assignments.  I decided to do cropped signs for two of my ten stars.

In this assignment you had to “change, alter, enhance the meaning of a sign by cropping out parts of it.”  I wasn’t totally sure …

“NO U (turns)”


This image was for the assignment called Cropped Signs. The task was to take a picture of a street sign and crop out a portion of it to make it have a different meaning. I took this “NO U TURNS” sign. This may seem like a simple sign that …

Seasonally Friendly?

Visual Assignment 129—Cropped Signs (2 stars). I’m finding these assignments a lot of fun. They really challenge you to look at things differently, creatively. The thinking about it, trolling for an appropriate sign and planning the execution was a little time consuming, but I was thinking about it all day,…

Cropped Signs

For this assignment, I actually carried my camera with me while taking out the trash. I photographed a few signs and then decided that I wanted to fix this one up. Below I will post both pictures. This photo is funny to me for two reasons. The first being, could…

Which Trucks?

For some reason I was determined to complete this “Cropped Signs” visual assignment.  I was just drawn to it – maybe because there was a lot of room for humor and not too much skill required.  Photoshop, one day I will conquer you.  But back to this, the original white…

IX-There’s a what now?

, a photo by johanlackbeard on Flickr.
Today, I did the following ds106 assignment:
THE ASSIGNMENT
In this assignment, we were asked to crop some words out of a sign in order to drastically change the meaning. It’s preferable to take the photo yourself rather than edit it afterwards. That…

#4LIFER

cc licensed (BY) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog
Yeah, I am in it #4life and will continue to speak into the ds106radio microphone. Who wants any other sign?
(Another example for the ds106 Cropped Sign Assignment)
Original sign read "Life Ring"…

C’mon Down to Mary’s

cc licensed (BY) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog
It ain’t her past and it ain’t that Mary we are talkin about, It’s Mary who works night shift at the "1I Dine In" you know, uh, the one by Beavertail highway and the 357. Yeah, looks like the side was hit…

Keep the Lease, ok? (Cropped Sign Story)

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog
No one wanted to acknowledge that the Earbird family might stop running the Rook that had been a fixture on the streets of Fort Perry for three generations. Where would people go to replace their worn bishops or chipped pawns,…

New Rules of the Road

Now that I finally have my license -at 21- which is a bit ridiculous, I’m going to show my gratitude  by being ridiculous. Apparently the road has rules, so i’ll make my own rules… Some say:

From www.sheaky.com

—– But I Say: —–
 
Please leave your comments -and don’t…

Smoke, Fuel, Burn

Rimi ‘Kookaburra’ Morita posted a cropped sign assignment a couple of days ago giving a unique interpretation of Cogdog’s Assignment. But more importantly Rimi’s post was the first post (tagged correctly) to appear in that assignment’s stream.
So in the spirit of doing a ds106 visual or design assignment not ever done…

Cropped Signs

Sorry, might not really a sign, though… XD;;;…

Help Someone Else Do this Assignment

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Tutorials So Far

Teach Me How to Dougie

Tutorial for Cropped Signs

I didn’t exactly do this assignment, but I did a remix for it. So I’m going to walk you through everything it took me to do the remix (which was adding a mustache to my final product), but if you do not need the remix, you …

Seasonally Friendly?

Visual Assignment 129—Cropped Signs (2 stars). I’m finding these assignments a lot of fun. They really challenge you to look at things differently, creatively. The thinking about it, trolling for an appropriate sign and planning the execution was a little time consuming, but I was thinking about it all day,…

No Barking Tenants Tutorial

For my last tutorial, I’m going to show you how I did my Cropped Signs assignment. First thing you want to do, open paint and open the file of the picture you want to edit. In my case, the file I opened was huge, so I used the Resize/Skew function…