2015.0527 Symbol & Metaphor

Semiotics is complicated, because it involoves with many subjects like linguistics, psychology and so on.

Investigating the implication of symbolism on design is actually a way to approach graphic design, and the graphic symbol is always the first image that capture people’s attention.

For example, LOGO design, Role design

The metaphor of symbol is a general expression strategy which can be seen in many projects in graphic design and films. Compare to graphic design, the expression through films is more vividly and comprehensive.

So I would like to investigate the expression of symbol and metaphor in films.

In a film, a symbol is a object/role… but a metaphor is a action/dialogue/story…

sometimes, a symbol was used to express a metaphor……


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