Lady Justice And Her Scales: An Appropriated Icon

Justice. It’s a term that is difficult to represent visually. In fact, few will claim they can envision what “perfect justice” would look like. But humankind’s idealism can be made apparent through works of art. Enter Lady Justice, a depiction of justice so iconic, it is recognized around the globe in numerous settings, all striving … Continue reading Lady Justice And Her Scales: An Appropriated Icon

The Sign Debate: Symbol or Icon?

The Sign Debate: Symbol or Icon? The field of semiotics differentiates between various types of signs. However, the lines become somewhat blurred in trying to distinguish between a symbol and an icon, as it is not so clear cut. Based on class readings and icons presentations, I argue that the differentiating factor between a symbol … Continue reading The Sign Debate: Symbol or Icon?