in Pop Art, Visual arts Gender Positivity is the new trend

August 11, 2018 By Jaime Marie Charlotte

in Pop Art, Visual arts Gender Positivity is the new trend

The non-so novelty mixture between Pop Art and Gender Positivity.

For Pop Art designers and other visual creatives working in the digital realm, change is constant, and being prepared for what’s coming next is a must.

While the tools we use evolve ever more rapidly, so do tastes and the needs of clients. We asked some experts and creatives in a variety of disciplines to think about the coming year and tell us what trends they are planning for, expecting, and excited to see emerge.

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In Pop Art, Visual arts Gender Positivity is the new trend.

Part of the “Come As You Are”movement, gender Positivity is the attitude about positive gender inclusivity within society, regarding new approaches to gender equality and general awareness around Transgender, non-binary and queer identities.

GENDER NEUE

In all of this we see a move away from binary assumptions about gender. A move evolving into a broader Gender Positivity Pop Art production.

Regarding the Gender Positivity in Pop Art, co-president of ICON (Illustration Conference) Len Small declared to Adobe Creative Magazine:

“Over the past few years, audiences have been challenged on assumptions of gender as a binary identity,” he says. “This will start to reflect in how artists depict figures in illustration and photography, spinning off assumptions of cis-gendered portraiture. David Bowie would be proud.”

MORE COMPASSION

Len Small sees a convergence of politics and compassion: “Now that the shock of the changing political field is wearing off, we are likely to see more reactions of anger and frustration. I am eager to watch how artists might use digital platforms for protest art and graphics. I was fortunate to see Milton Glaser speak at Cooper Union toward the end of last year; he talked about how one of the greatest weapons we have against a bullish political climate is compassion, caring, and understanding. A kind pen is a mighty sword.”

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Image: Gender equality. Source: leilei liu

MORE MOVEMENT

Marlena Torzecka, of the illustration agency Marlena Agency, is seeing more demand for GIFs: “We get assignments, even for newspapers like the Wall Street Journal or New York Times, where artists are asked either to do their own GIF from an illustration or somebody inside the paper does GIF from the illustration. The overall trend is more animations and videos on the Internet.”

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Source: ADOBE CREATE MAGAZINE

Picture by: leilei liu and One Day at a Time Wiki Fandom

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