That episode of Mad Men was A++++++++++++++ jesus
strict formalist babe…get that context outta here!
SHOW DON’T TELL DUMMIES
Actually I take it all back maybe the text is so overpowering to the image that it actually takes more mental acuity to justify its relationship to the text. I still don’t like it though.
I’m seeing a trend towards artwork with a little blurb or quote that goes along with the image. In a perfect mashup, the text and the image would have a conversation with one another: inform/enhance each other or create an interesting dichotomy. But oftentimes image is irrelevant to the text and the text is THE THING whereas the image is just window dressing or something. Go read an essay if you want words but please try to make to good/interesting art. Actually, outside of comics, I don’t think I like art with text on it. Images can and should speak for themselves but they also have an air of ambiguity to their message that people find uncomfortable. So the text stomps their point into the ground so as to be extremely clear. ZZZ though on that.