Mr. Michael Delahunt

Graphic Design 1 & 2
The 1st
Make Incongruous Images" Assignment:
With Human Parts


Incongruity (in-con-GREW-i-tee) is

"a state of two or more things lacking harmony,
being incompatible,
absurdly combined."

Such things are called "incongruous."

What makes anything funny or tragic is incongruity.

Incongruous images are often used in advertisements and in movies -- think special effects -- attention-getting and amusing.

Examples of incongruous images:



Your assignment is to find images that you can take parts from and put them together to form new images:

Produce on at least one page an image that combines a portion of a human figure with something else -- a portion of a different human, an animal, or one or more objects.

Deadline: end of class Tuesday, January 15. Print this new picture, along with images of the original pictures from which you took the portions that you combined, and cite on each the URL where found. Label these with your full name and class period on the front of each sheet, and hand them in by the end of class Monday, January 14. One fifth of the points you can earn are for turning an assignment in by its deadline.

Special recognition
will be awarded for:

  1. Most believable image.
  2. Funniest image
  3. Saddest or most tragic image.
  4. Strangest image.


Deadline: end of class January 15.



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