Thursday, February 14, 2008

Visuals of Valentine's Day

Every year as Valentine’s Day approaches the world seem to flood with the same visuals all over... a pretty girl [better blondish]... the girl barely dressed in black or red... red boxes of chocolate [shaped like a heart]... red roses...[long stemmed] teddy bears... [saying I love you]… white sheets... etc....
What bugs me about that... is how these same images, illustrations or even objects are limited... and in a way they invoke a preset of emotions, expectations and feelings in the people who do celebrate the day... These constrained visuals lack creativity... and as I said trap the meaning of the day in one aspect or direction... let alone that the day become a commercialized event than anything..
We all heard stories about the origin of the day and I know that it is a day for romantic love... but... what other symbols or visuals can be used to let the day free of preconceptions and presets?


A story goes that a guy was walking with a girl… then he asked her “why God has created the hand with 5 fingers shaped exactly the way they are!?”… She tried answering… but it wasn’t the right answer… finally he said, “So that when we walk together we can hold each other hands perfectly”…

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I find the whole teddy bear and chocolate stuff very cliche. A heartfelt gift would be so much nicer, something personal like a simple line of how much you mean to each other.

super.devoika said...

I agree... that's the point of the post...

Death artist said...

Well, by time , those stuff became sympols of valentine's day, the same as any other major events, ppl just forget what that event is all about , and try to enjoy it with different sympols each time it occours, ppl dont like to change a lot.

The final example, is nice .. its an example of how someone see the world accoarding to his mood, happinies and love comes from the inside (:, and then , you can drive every thing around you toward love