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The Life and Work of Paula Scher, an Influential Graphic Designer
Paula Scher, if you haven’t heard of her and you’re a graphic designer then you’re obviously out of the loop on the graphic design world. Paula Scher is one of, if not the most influential and well-known female graphic designer in the world. She was born on October 6, 1948 in Washington, DC and earned a bachelor’s degree in...
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A Visual Analysis of Signet Classic's Cover of Northanger Abbey
Visual Analysis The common phrase, "don't judge a book by it's cover" is repeated an
innumerable amount of times in children's stories, movies, TV shows,
etcetera. Maybe this is a good value to instill during a young ages, as you
grow, it becomes less and less relevant. If a book sports a cover that is
completely irre...
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My Critical View on Recent Changes in the Gaming Culture
H I wish I could travel back to the early 2000’s when gaming was a niche thing and being called a nerd was a bad thing. Yet now I weep a little in 2015 as so many men and women adorn Pikachu t-shirts without even the proper knowledge of how to spell the name or if Ash ever used the Thunder Stone. No matter which way I loo...
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The Life and Work of Shepard Fairey and His Role in the Remix Culture
For my digital artist research paper I chose to write about one of my
personal favorite artists Shepard Fairy. An artist that I feel, truly
embraces the meaning and movement of remix culture through his work. I find
that he is an interesting person to begin with, and has very interesting
view on expropriating and re context...
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The Life and Works of William Addison Dwiggins
William Addison Dwiggins was an American graphic designer, typography, writer, book designer, illustrator and type designer. He studied under the type designer Fredric Goudy in Chicago. Steven Heller said “His modernism was independent and eccentric nature, both pragmatic and whimsical, exotic and sober.” Although he would...
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A Comparison between Japanese Manga and Japanese Anime
Overweight otakus trundling around at comic book conventions.Stylized hair and skimpy schoolgirl uniforms.Children's fare and pornography. There are many stereotypes associated with manga and its more visual representation of anime. Often criticized and discredited by those of a more lofty artistic presence, despite whateve...
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A Reflection of the Excellent Project of Our Team
My team worked well together, communicated effectively, and we each provided different skill sets that benefited our project greatly. Personally, I contributed in a couple major ways. First, I leveraged my relationship with WPRK and past work connections to coordinate interviews and filming access. Typically, making conn...
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An Analysis of Duck Amuck
As a reflexive animated short, Duck Amuck illustrates the enduring personality of a character through a manipulated, ever-changing environment. A formal analysis of the film’s use of color reveals an entity beyond the screen, a presence beyond its own reality. By allowing these aesthetics to constantly shift, Duck Amuck not...
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Speeches by Saul Steinberg: An Analysis of the Lines of the Characters
Speeches Exercise According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary speech is defined as a spoken expression of ideas and opinions. By titling this work Speeches, Saul Steinberg is trying to convey the message of spoken expressions through the lines he uses. In order to delve into the deeper meaning of Steinberg’s cartoon, one...
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The Work of Commercial Illustrators Should Be Equally Praised as Their Design manifestos
Quiz 2 Many artists who were considered “avant-garde” in the early twentieth century also worked as commercial illustrators. El Lissitzky, Herbet Bayer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Jan Tschichold all worked as graphic designers and commercial illustrators. Many people may say that their commercial illustrations should be...
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