Projects from Nicolas Ritter
Nicolas Ritter (NicolasRitter)
hochschule für gestaltung offenbach am main
63065 offenbach am main
Wed, 14. Aug 1985
visual communication, Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach a. M., 2007-2014
David & Goliath Ltd., 2009-2010
photographic illustration & corporate ID
awarded poster design competition. shenzhen universiade 2011
gold: eyes and ears of europe 2011
silver: zmg "new(s)comers best 2009
The Social Network
year of making
The project deals with social network slang and how facebook stages ordinary things. The pictures are critical, metaphorical illustrations, that shall give a humorous view on the social network scene. They are visual translations of facebook-sayings, just as abstract as their content. By avoiding eye contact with the individuals, they turn into designed images of people on an artificial stage. They seem to become inhuman props. None of them really interact with each other, they’re all absorbed in their own little play. The virtual network, is simply replaced by a real local habitat, thereby highlighting its absurdity.
The illustrated image topics are:
-Only some friends see you
-Joining a group
-Changing relationship status/Commenting
-Tagging in Pictures
-Playing mafia wars
-People you may know
-Being a fan of...
-Asking Questions/Start a poll
The project shall make people reflect on the curious structures of modern online parallel societies. How social are our social networks?