Title

Body of work

Date of Award

Spring 5-30-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Graphic Design

First Advisor

Nancy Skolos

Second Advisor

Kathleen Sleboda

Third Advisor

Christopher Sleboda

Abstract

This yellow book filled with short stories, indexes, and a bright body of work, is a little bit rebellious, a little bit scandalous, but mostly self-indulgent. It is an invitation to release, unhinge, and get, consensually, tied up. Here graphic design is not a thinking tool, but rather an attitude—a desire to engage and skew. It is a place where affection translates into practice and lifts an eyebrow to modernism. The work is one of contrast; it contradicts and plays. By excavating simple systems for complex reasons, it deconstructs the fundamental primaries of graphic design and recontextualizes them by holding them accountable to a contemporary set of ideals. The work flirts with graphic design’s social history and re-entangles its arms and legs with conceptual artists and filmmakers who break for cigarettes and from tradition.

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