Saturday, January 9, 2010

Power Through Iconography...A Lesson We Need to Understand

Iconography is the branch of art history which studies the identification, description, and the interpretation of the content of images. The word iconography literally means "image writing", and comes from the Greek εικον (image) and γραφειν (to write). ...

Fuzzy Logic's new blog post really struck me. Who knew?....not me. She found this video from
Miscellaneous Ramblings From An Old Fart who discovered it at Pajama TV

PJTV wrote, in part, ' Barack Obama ran an unprecedented Presidential campaign - utilizing the power of design to help secure the seat of the President of the United States of America. However, his iconic emblem, the ever present "O", holds more power than even Obama knows.'

This is very interesting....a video you should take time to watch...what I am asking is it telling us something? Should we pay attention to the branding? I am just's worth the few minutes to watch it in its entirety.

lol obama

Something has been prickling the back of my neck since last November about the slogans 'Hope and Change' and the 'fundamentally changing this country'. My independant thinking brain has been in the learning trenches....I need to learn what is happening. I am just asking that everyone do the political party it because you love your country's freedoms.

What do you think?


Fleapirates said...

Well, Sg, I am embarrassed to admit that I did not know what iconography was. Thank you for the very interesting lesson!

And the patriot in me says, "Hey, he is President... we must remember to respect the Office."

But, the realist in me says that we must all practice independent thinking, and examine each of the proposed changes to policy, to determine whether we are in favor of, or against each individual one.

It is not as cut and dry and some would like to believe... and certainly not about choosing political sides.

Supergranny said...

I am not talking sides...I am talking what's being done, facts and I am totally still learning

Fuzzy Slippers said...

This is a great post, Supergranny! I love the way you explain about iconography and quote from the video. Fantastic. Thank you, too, for the linky love :)

Anonymous said...

That was quite a video. Whoa.... I am speechless. I never thought about branding used like this before. I hate wearing clothes that have any type of logo and or brand. My instincts have probably lead me on the right path. You are quite the web surfer SG, where did you find this masterpiece. Should I say it... LOL :)

Supergranny said...

Ace, yeah, go ahead and say it....Read Fuzzy Logics is above and Coffee Milk Conservative. They are both very good gals and tired of todays politics...both parties.