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    The Alternative Design Approaches Final Course Project will allow you to synthesize the ideation and media techniques that you have experimented … Read More
    The Alternative Design Approaches Final Course Project will allow you to synthesize the ideation and media techniques that you have experimented with during the first half of the course. For this project, you will design a book that expresses a progression through three distinct emotional phases: calmness, happiness, and anger. You will choose a passage from an inspiring and/or expressive writing (i.e., poem, song lyric, or novel) that will serve as the text in your book. The nature of your visual narrative will be dictated by the communication strategy that you develop. You are expected to consider all visual components, including typography, format, texture, color, and media, in this creative exploration. Read Less
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The Alternative Design Approaches Final Course Project will allow you to synthesize the ideation and media techniques that you have experimented with during the first half of the course. For this project, you will design a book that expresses a progression through three distinct emotional phases: calmness, happiness, and anger. You will choose a passage from an inspiring and/or expressive writing (i.e., poem, song lyric, or novel) that will serve as the text in your book. The nature of your visual narrative will be dictated by the communication strategy that you develop. You are expected to consider all visual components, including typography, format, texture, color, and media, in this creative exploration.
Materials used include: Acryla Gouache, Embroidery Thread, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, Cardboard, Colored Pencil Shavings, Fruit Loops, Table Salt, Personal Photography, Cardstock, Soft Pastels, Ink on Vellum, Wacom Tablet, Illustrator, Photoshop, & Digital Text.

Musical sources/inspiration include: "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone, "Terrible Lies" by Nine Inch Nails, & "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake.
Embroidery Thread Binding.
Front Cover & Binding Perspective.
Front Cover & Side Perspective.
Front Cover.
Initial Calmness Spread.
Calmness Climax Spread.
Transitional Calmness Spread.
Initial Anger Spread.
Anger Climax Spread.
Transitional Anger Spread.
Initial Climax Spread.
Happiness Climax Spread.
Transitional Happiness Spread.
Back Cover.
The book with each spread laid end to end; illustrating the flow of emotions. Alternative Design Approaches, GRDS 380, Spring 2016, SCAD.