Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
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.
Salve Villedieu, Oliva de, "Body of work" (2019). Masters Theses. 334.
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