This is my visual piece in the style of Jamie Reid using primary sources. In Reids work he uses crudely cut and pasted images and letters from newspaper articles and magazines to get the ‘ransom note’ effect Reid is known for.
Here I have used the traditional and attractive calligraphy typography of the word culture and pasted onto it the torn and disturbed letter that spell out counter. This is to show how the DMs made there name as they where worn because they where different and bold and didn’t fit the typical ‘culture’ that everyone else was expected to stand by.
Reid often uses the torn or ripped effect in his images, I have used this here with the broken up image of the DM boot. This makes the image of the boot more interesting as changing the hue on some of the segments make it stand out a lot more. Even though the boot looks distorted you still can tell what it is, even though its split up and discolored. I have added my own touch with the scribble background on lined paper to make it feel like its dirty or unclean paper, giving a more gritty feel.