Friday, February 29, 2008

KURT:Downhill Skateboarding

Downhill Skateboarding

As part of my Research for design for a subculture I have chosen a subculture within a subculture that being
“Downhill Skateboarding”
derived from the two subcultures skateboarding and snowboarding.
It is quite an unknown and underground sport,
Also known as speedboarding it is action packed pure adrenaline!

TANE: Graffiti


I chose the graffiti subculture because I have always had an interest in the fantastic wildstyles and raw lawlesscreativity of it. Graffiti in reality does not have much to do with gangster activity - it is about getting art up,in-culture recognition and the rebellious run-from-law vandalism.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I am going to research the "Mod" movement which originated in London in the late 1950s and peaked in the early to mid 1960s. The mod way of life included dancing, often tailor made clothes and cutting edge fashion, music and motor scooters. I like the sharp clean lines of their look and some of the music that they listened to.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


I am going to research the subculture of SURFING!!! Mainly because I love surfing and my whole family surfs so it’s just been a big part of my life from a young age. The surfing subculture is one of the most influential subcultures in Australia, and has continued to grow and shape the way many people live.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

STACY: brief 1 worth 20% of 5371H Design Context

  • Select a C19th/20th/21st Subculture to,Punk, Cyber Punks, New Romantics, Surf, Skate, Gothic, Hip Hop, Cowboy, Alternative religion, Environmental, Hippies, Gay and lesbian, Industrial , Furries, Straight Edge, Fruits, Bikers, Ravers, Second life etc
  • Submit 50 words via this blog indicating your intended subculture to research by 04/03/08 
  •  Examine the design industries that service the subculture e.g. Body adornment, graphics, fashion, hair, jewellery, object, architecture, fabric, furniture, symbols, logographics, venues, literature typography, illustration, packaging, animation, magazine layout, clothing, posters, flyers, advertising, music, dance, films, heros and heroines, significant designers, code of conduct, festivals. history, influences best urls books references etc.
  • Research the chosen subculture using the internet, books, videos, journals, personal contact and observation.
  • What are the characteristics of the subculture?
  • Identify the effects of visual communication on popular culture.
  • Identify the design industry and the brand names and logos that develop and provide product. 
  • Examine the impact of marketing on design.
  • Examine the products and services utilized by the subculture.
  • What are the historical factors impacting on the subculture?
  • Has this subculture influenced other subcultures or society?

DUE 25 MARCH. 2008. 500 wds illustrated report using word, powerpoint or imovie. Submit via Stacy’s dropbox. Call your file subculture_yourname. file type     5 MINUTE VISUAL VERBAL PRESENTATION


*   Information researched effectively.

*   Logical flow of ideas leading to a personal conclusion.
   Presentation should be neat and graphically creative.
   Handed in on time.
   On a scale of 100, pass mark would be 70