Chris Burns / Design Infections

Three intriguing finds… and beyond!

Chris Burns writes: Pop symbols are used and re-used. What makes a graphic attractive? Aesthetic quality, pop virus?

Above we have an example from Mexico City, photographed by artist: Kaws.
Here the word is, fun. Barbie is fun, riding the Barbie car at the park
must be fun. Gracias, Kaws.

Above: Photos taken in St. Cloud on March 9th. Aktuell!
From my own twentyeighthavenue we have photos from Saint Cloud Minnesota, where a quilt is being auctioned off. Apparently here the Crown Royal pieces of the quilt represent quality through their colors, but it seems quite obvious that a connection with the quality of the brand is inferred.

Above: A collection of fascinating objects and clothing, from the San Bias Islands by intermundos, who have also provided an excellent keyword for this design virus phenomenon: “SYNCRETISM: 1. Reconciliation or fusion of differing systems of belief, as in philosophy or religion, especially when success is partial or the result is heterogeneous. 2. Linguistics. The merging of two or more originally different intellectual forms.”

Amazing. ¡Gracias intermundos! Everyone go hang out at intermundos for a while, they are cool people.

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¡Arigato Señor Burns!

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