CHURCH OF CELEBRITY THESIS PROJECT

Why do we care about survival during our evolution, and also with the Britney’s meltdown? And why do we salivate at the thought of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s baby pictures? We’re being distracted and playacted by the media, and we don’t mind. The Church of Celebrity (C.O.C.) is a critique of celebrity culture posing as a false religion. The C.O.C. asks why some of us are celebrity and Pop Culture obsessed. I believe it has to do with the need to be as close to leaders as possible for fact that celebrities are just one of us except that they are able to transcend the need to age, and the need of money to pay the bills. Celebrity culture gives us hope that fame can happen to any of us. With the emergence of media and screens, our idols and heroes have transformed from those of moral upstanding to ones based on image. We wear what they wear, and eat what they eat. The C.O.C. consists of items of worship, a website, and a Bible that comes out quarterly, reflecting the most dominant names in pop culture of that time. The project is a satire on religion and pop culture that uses bright colors and eye candy to raise awareness of how ridiculous it is that celebrities have become our golden standard. At the end of the day, how is our obsession different from a religious cult?

Church of Celebrity

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Bible Cover

Bible SpreadsPrayer Candles

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Why do we care about Britney’s meltdown? And why do we salivate at the thought of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s baby pictures? We’re being distracted and playacted by the media, and we don’t mind, because it’s easier that way. The Church of Celebrity (C.O.C) is…

My Finished Thesis

Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian, and Jesus Christ. What do they have in common (other than long hair)? They all have a massive following of people who for some reason follow there every move, word for word. Why do we do that? Isn’t that a bit weird?  Imagine your neighbor, now imagine if you treated your neighbor the same way you treated celebrities. First of all you’d probably get a restraining order and a weird look. website

Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian, and Jesus Christ. What do they have in common (other than long hair)? They all have a massive following of people who for some reason follow there every move, word for word. Why do we do that? Isn’t that a bit weird?  Imagine your neighbor, now imagine if you treated your neighbor the same way you treated celebrities. First of all you’d probably get a restraining order and a weird look.

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Welcome to the nexus of over the top graphic design and pop culture. Let me start by introducing myself, my name is Leonardo and I’m a graphic designer working at Atlantic Records and completing my final year at Parsons. Please follow me on my journey to conquer the beast that is thesis, celebrity culture and just ridiculous shit. Website

Welcome to the nexus of over the top graphic design and pop culture. Let me start by introducing myself, my name is Leonardo and I’m a graphic designer working at Atlantic Records and completing my final year at Parsons. Please follow me on my journey to conquer the beast that is thesis, celebrity culture and just ridiculous shit.

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