The combination of 3 different essays in one setting. Calls for a celebration - Massimo Viginelli's Long Live Modernism, Katherine McCoy's Rethinking Modernism Reviving Functionalism and Mr. Keedy's Zombie Modernism Essay. These original publications had to be red by me, and redesigned by me - the essays also had to interact or coexist in some way.
So I created the Essay Party. What kind of party would Massimo, Keedy, and Katherine attend - and boy is it confusing as hell.
In creating this project we were required to go through archives to find imagery. I found many archival photos that i then produced gifs and videos from. From there I found different ways to execute my concept of projection - I designed booklets and created a website but I then decided to design a mass media form of communication. The traditional newspaper, the kind of newspaper that spoke to many forms of stigma's that I as an African American face every day.
This is a visual poem that represents the struggles many women face with day to day scrutiny with bias opinions on how the body should look and what beauty really is. I highlight the body parts with the words to emphasize meaning and depth to each curve we own, and each smile we muster.
We are beautiful damn it.
In this original magazine, I wanted to explore the intersections of design, fine art, modern artists and designers. In designing this magazine, I wanted the reader to understand different elements within each artist and their practices and what practically makes their soul unique. This magazine is also fairly different because each issue has 3 contributing artists that draw inside the magazine before its sent to print - so that the artists interviewed can see exchanges between other artists that physically contribute to the making of the publication itself.
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How can craftsmanship, and working with our hands make us better designers? Do these obstacles challenge or enhance our skills...
This project was presented to make us as designers think about our material in critical ways. I utilized different forms of art making to find the voice of a certain book that I have an experience with. I took photographs, I drew, and I used printmaking as sources of the imagery produced. As a designer I am faced with having to present content with a voice, and this was a project that needed that kind of criteria.
This was a study I ran in the Rhode Island School of Design Library, and I focused on 10 aspects of the library, like temperature, population, and direction of movement throughout the library. I also focused on the furniture and tried to tie these features together to ask - does price matter?
“ How can designers distill a narrative to its essence?”
We were to choose a narrative, and create an essence. I chose the narrative Pulp Fiction for all of the possible connotations that could be used in my design.
Pulp Fiction inspired me to design my own typeface for this book only because of the expressive quotes. The end result was a private and intimate object for people who are fans of the narrative - and for those who aren't were able to understand the movie through image making and design.
This book was created to emphasize the beauty and craft of making good ol' Texas BBQ. How does a cook book look? is is fancy? is it interesting? is it abstract? is it modern? or is it just about food?For my cook book this is completely about culture, not only food but who we as Texans are and what we eat! Get out grill out, is really about great food, and creating and designing an atmosphere for those who have never visited Texas, maybe by looking at this book, you will come visit us some time.
In this project, I made and developed the concept through an illustration class here at risd. I wanted to create and illustrate and design a city that was accessible to all sight impairments. So I created "tactile" the name of this city, or utopia that really challenges the confines of a normal or typical city.