Emma Ngo – Advertisement

Artist: Emma Ngo

Title: Advertisement

Grade: 12th Grade

School: Campolindo High School

Teacher: Collette Sweeney

This digital advertisement for Coca-Cola was created in photoshop in order to emulate the style and quality of advertisements from the 1940s and 1950s. After shooting the portrait with my Nikon 3500 digital camera, I heavily edited and digitally painted the image to recreate the flat, polished nature of vintage graphics. While the image shares the visual appeal of 1940s and 50s designs, I chose to depict a person of color in my advertisement — something that was unheard of during that era. I sought to provide subtle, racial representation that I wish the media had captured in the past.