Individual’s self concept has been largely impacted by social media that is omnipresent in daily life. We are constantly constructed by the set-up online standard. As a result, the pursuit of “perfection” has never been so urgent in our social network. Guy Debord predicted the spectacle of the society in his essay published in 1967, where he wrote, “the spectacles is a social relation among people, mediated by images.”
This is a 4 week school project that asked students to create visual system that persuade or convey an issue. I choose to explore the ambiguity of the concept of “perfection” by abstracting this concept and represent it through typography and shapes.
Social media is a filter of perfection — if we input a not so perfect image through social media, with all those filters and beautifying tools, the output could easily be “perfect”. To challenge this process, the visual system’s gesture is the opposite. The inputs are "perfect" while the outputs are "imperfect".
Based on how the above image are deconstructed, I cut the posters based on a three-column and 4 row grid, and rearrange the slices to form a set new forms. Below is an example of this gesture.