Oscar Reynoso , Signing off

This concludes my time at Graphic Design with Ms.Kol. Thank you Ms.Kol for teaching us more and introducing us to the digital world. We learned much more and explored many new things. Hope you come back to HTPA.  


Black Lives Matter- OTS & UTS


  1. Where have the most recent black lives matter cases that involve police brutality occurred?
  2. What are the most major cases that have occurred?
  3. How long has Black Lives Matter Movement been going on?
  4. What contributions have contributed to the popularity of this movement?


  1. How did the black lives matter movement start?
  2. How has police brutality dominated the media?
  3. Could BLM get negative controversy?
  4. Would the government respond to this outcry?

Visual Metaphor Examples


This post compares these famous victims of police brutality to the See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Speak No Evil characters representing that these victims are often not represented and cannot go against the “evils” of authority figures.


This metaphor shows that Black Americans, especially young men, are blinded by the freedoms of their countries and are being murdered by other American citizens.

The Simpsons Black Eric Garner Homer Simpson Statue of Freedom Marge Bart Lisa Clancy Winchester Policeman Bill De Blasio Police Stop Racism Racist I can't Breath Art Campaign Artist aleXsandro Palombo 1

This metaphor compares Lady Liberty, who represents Freedom and Equality to American citizens, dressed as member of the KKK, who popularly discriminates, kills, and attacks African Americans for decades.

3D Design- Project Reflection

Throughout this project I feel like I accomplished many things. I feel like I accomplished and fully understood what it takes to be teacher and what I need to do in my in life to get there. I also feel accomplished because of the hard work I put in my 3D classroom. I took my time to carefully create a work area in which I will be spending the rest of my life teaching. In my opinion, the most challenging part was creating certain parts to incorporate in my classroom. For example I had trouble creating myself/ a teacher because there was many steps and arrangements I needed to do. Another challenging part was incorporating writing on my chalkboard. Throughout this project I learned what it fully takes to be teacher. For example I learned that there are certain tests a person must take to become a teacher. I also learned that if you want to be a sixth grade English teacher you must teach history as well. Also I learned that in certain schools you need a lot more schooling than what other schools ask for. Some advice I would give to future students who will be working on this project is to actually chose the career they want not just chose any random career to work on. Also, another piece of advice is to take their time and not waste their time, this is not a project you want to spend lots of time on. Six adjectives to describe this project are beneficial, interesting, fun, challenging, creative and informative.

3D Design – Time


“The last watch I wore felt like a handcuff. When I need to know the time, I check my cell phone” –Regina Brett

This quote relates to my design because Idon’t like to wear watches because it is uncomfortable . For my 3D design, I created a cellphone because that’s the way I view time.

Art Criticism


“Evening : Landscape with an Aqueduct ” by Theodore Gericault , 1818

Principles of Design:

The emphasis in this art piece is that the bridge and the aqueduct underneath it are emphasized because there is more light on some objects compared to other objects in the art piece. There is unity/ balance in this art piece because, for example the light brings everything together like the sky,the mountains, the bridge, the aqueduct, and the houses. The shapes in this art piece are all organic . There is also movement and rhythm in this art piece because you can see the water in the aqueduct moving and flowing. There is contrast for example there is a lot of emphasis on light and its opposite would be that the top right of art piece it’s really dark and cloudy. The repetition in this art piece is that there’s repetition and patterns of light bouncing off into the water and shining on the plants another pattern is usage of the plants themselves. The variety in this painting would  be how certain spots on the art piece has more light and others don’t so theres a variety of light.

History of Graphic Design

Graphic Design in the 20th Century


Graphic design in the 20th century was used as propaganda during World War I. It was used to make the enemy look bad throughout the war and they also used graphic design to try to get people to sign up for the military. James Montgomery Flagg, American illustrator, created the “I Want You” poster that featured Uncle Sam and was widely known throughout WWI. A major contribution to the field of graphic design was that this art movement brought on the use of posters and propaganda.

Uncle sam want you

Manuscript Design in Antiquity & the Middle Age

Industrial Revolution

Art Nouveau

Graphic Design in the 20th Century

Postwar Graphic Design

Postmodern Graphic Design

The Digital Revolution Pt.I

The Digital Revolution Pt.2