Inspirations

Research

Thesis Topic:

 

The life of the Modern Athlete is not as glamorous as it is made out to be

- There are many obstacles that an athlete may face throughout the course of their careers, no matter the sport, that may alter the course of their careers. 

• Injuries

• Illnesses

• Media

• Life Events / Other Challenges

 

 

The ultimate theme that I took from my thesis was that no matter the sport, no matter the athlete, no road to the world of professional sports is the same... Which inspired my thesis exhibition. 

 

Wheaties:

 

Background

- Wheaties has been around since 1921

- "The Breakfast of Champions"

- "You Better Eat Your Wheaties"

- Showcases star athletes on front

- Past Spokespeople:

• Bob Richards (1958)

• Bruce Jenner (1977)

• Mary Lou Retton (1984)

• Walter Peyton (1986)

• Chris Evert (1987)

• Michael Jordan (1988)

• Tiger Woods (1998) 

 

 

 

Marketing efforts to push kids to eat the cereal to be like their idols that they watch on the field. 

 

Collectibles:

 

High Value Collectibles Include:

- Trading Cards

- Comic Books

- Action Figures / Toys

- Bobble Heads
 

Value

- Every card has some sort

 of value to it.

- More Rare = More Expensive

- Limited Edition = $$$

- Popular Culture

 

 

 

Exhibitions Utilizing 3-Dimensional Pieces:
 

Andy Warhol:

- Cookie jars

- Set of 175 jars

- All different
 

Grounds for Sculpture:

- Over 300 contemporary sculptures of all sizes

- Meant to be Interacted with

Concept Development

NOTE: Alongside the sketches above, I used additional sketches (Not Pictured) 
to effectively create the new imaging, following the first round of feedback that I received.

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