Monday, April 11, 2011

Vilma's Trash Replication Project

Within this Trash Replication the theme or content that occurs is that of consumption. Particularly that of American brand-name consumption. The trash replicated is a General Mills, Honey Nut Cheerios box that is considered a popular alternative breakfast with its catch phrase "The delicious taste that can help lower cholesterol." This cereal brand is a brand that can be seen everyday through media and so on. It is seen as a ritual aspect of the american consumption as people tend to eat this cereal in the morning, during breakfast, and every day. This content does not shift generally far from the other specific pieces within the group because they all share this theme of American consumption. If I were to replicate anything I would replicate this box again just in a larger size and spend a longer amount on it. I would choose to replicate this cereal box again just because this trade mark is so easily recognizable and contains an important history behind it. This piece next to the original would be received as generally a good piece but would read off a little better if it was not compared to the original. Ideally, I would like to present this piece next to the actual product its suggesting, for example next to an actual bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios.

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