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The medium is the marketplace: Fictional-brand fandom and reverse product placement (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Solomons, G. (2017, November). The medium is the marketplace: Fictional-brand fandom and reverse product placement. Presented at 3rd International Conference on Semiotics and Visual Communication: Branded. The Semiotics of Branding in Culture and Context

While product displacement, shop-dropping and murketing are all methods used to skewer or criticize our heavily branded world, fictional branding is often used in an effort to re-inforce the connection between the fan and the movie world created, dem... Read More about The medium is the marketplace: Fictional-brand fandom and reverse product placement.

Hollywood menace: Los Angeles Mid-Century Modern Dens of Vice (2016)
Book Chapter
Solomons, G. (2016). Hollywood menace: Los Angeles Mid-Century Modern Dens of Vice. In E. Clift, M. Guaralda, & A. Mattes (Eds.), Filming the City - Urban Documents, Design Practices And Social Criticism Through The Lens, 97-110. Intellect Books

This paper will discuss the use of Los Angeles Mid-Century Modern homes in context of Hollywood films from the 1950s until the present day, with particular focus on the association these houses have with movie villains. A wealth of writing and di... Read More about Hollywood menace: Los Angeles Mid-Century Modern Dens of Vice.

'If at first you don't succeed: Affecting a change in the referral process of design education' (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Solomons, G., & Dowling, J. P. (2014, July). 'If at first you don't succeed: Affecting a change in the referral process of design education'. Presented at Typecon 2014: Trial & Error

There has been very little attention given to the importance of the referral stage in design education even though this is the stage at which students can learn the most from their mistakes in order to improve and progress. Acknowledging that stud... Read More about 'If at first you don't succeed: Affecting a change in the referral process of design education'.

Film noir and Los Angeles (2011)
Book Chapter
Spicer, A. H. (2011). Film noir and Los Angeles. In G. Solomons (Ed.), World Film Locations: Los AngelesIntellect

An overview of the different ways in which Los Angeles has been represented in film noir and neo-noir, so films from the 1940s to the present, from Double Indemnity (1944) to Collateral (2004). The essay explores the particular relationship between L... Read More about Film noir and Los Angeles.

SweetTalk 38 (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Dowling, J. P., Anderson, I., Mochnacz, M., Council, A., & Solomons, G. (2009, November). SweetTalk 38. Presented at Creative to Creative Lecture series

Bristol design blog typenowhere.com join forces with CandyCollective to bring SweetTalk to Watershed. SweetTalk is a creative-to-creative live event, bringing together local creative talent with international luminaries in a relaxed, social environme... Read More about SweetTalk 38.

The big picture (2009)
Other
Solomons, G. (2009). The big picture

The Big Picture is a visually-focussed free film magazine that goes beyond the borders of the screen to reveal cinema's unique power to entertain, inspire and connect to each and every one of us. The free magazine (and the accompanying website) offer... Read More about The big picture.


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