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The Changing Book: Transitions In Design, Production, And Preservation, Peter D. Verheyen Dec 2008

The Changing Book: Transitions In Design, Production, And Preservation, Peter D. Verheyen

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

This book review was originally published in the Guild of Book Workers' Newsletter, Vol 181, December, 2008. "The Changing Book: Transitions in Design Production, and Preservation publishes the proceedings of the conference of the same name organized by and held at the University of Iowa July 22-25,2005. This conference tied together many threads, from an exhibition honoring the life's work of William (Bill) Anthony, the first conservator at the University of Iowa and teacher to some of today's best, to a "tent show" which gave the public the opportunity to learn about the book arts hands-on, to ...


Children’S Book Development, Rebecca Zomchek May 2008

Children’S Book Development, Rebecca Zomchek

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

My children’s book development project for the Honors program is the creation of a children’s book ‘dummy’ book. A dummy book is a creative process book that a children’s book illustrator might send to a publishing company as part of an application or as a pitch for a future project. A dummy book includes several stages of production in the creation of a finished children’s book. These steps include: the choice of a story, the initial thumbnail/small sketches, creation of the book’s layout and design sketches, final drawings, and final paintings. These sample books ...


Between The Sheets An Exploration Of Video Art As A Medium For Intimacy And Private Reflection, Tina Tesno May 2008

Between The Sheets An Exploration Of Video Art As A Medium For Intimacy And Private Reflection, Tina Tesno

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Between the Sheets: An Exploration of Video Art as a Medium for Intimacy and Private Reflection is a multi-projection installation that uses video art to create an environment for peaceful thought and mediation. The design consists of a corridor leading to an area encircled by a large curved wall. Viewers enter the corridor alone and are greeted by a young woman projected on the wall of the corridor. She guides the viewer through the passage to the curved area where a life-sized projection of a forest awaits. Here, the viewer is invited to stay to enjoy the freedom from distraction ...


Interviews In Monsterland "What Are You Afraid Of?", Sarah Rebar May 2008

Interviews In Monsterland "What Are You Afraid Of?", Sarah Rebar

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Through my thesis, I sought to make a stop-motion animation and do the pre-animation processes of character designing and storyboarding. Inspired by Nick Park’s Creature Comforts, I interviewed a series of people on their childhood fears and used the interviews as basis for my project. My animation is less than one minute long, and, in addition to the short, I have compiled a book of the art, sketches, storyboards and other preliminary work. Along with this, I have also included footage of my work at the K-6 private New School, where I taught children the same process.

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Fallschirm, Elizabeth M. Stuff May 2008

Fallschirm, Elizabeth M. Stuff

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The final year in the life of a fashion design major atSyracuseUniversityis a test of everything they have learned in their time here. Each member of the program knows this challenge lies ahead, and prepares for it. But in 2007-2008, the program made a large change that threw a curveball at the senior class. The seniors were presented with three different assignments to complete.

Having been given multiple sets of criteria to stimulate our thought processes, coming up with something concrete that I was going to be able to work with seemed an easy task. Indeed the first two projects ...


Monkeys And Camels And Hippos...Oh My! An Illustrators Journey Through South Asia, Allison Black May 2008

Monkeys And Camels And Hippos...Oh My! An Illustrators Journey Through South Asia, Allison Black

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

John Thompson, an illustration professor atSyracuseUniversity, informed me in the fall semester of my junior year that he was organizing a painting course which would fly students toIndiafor fifteen days during our winter break. The students would return and spend the next semester creating pieces based on their travels. I knew that the trip would be an incredible experience and that I had to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

While inIndiawe passed stores bursting with colors and patterns, we walked through villages with indigo blankets laid out like patchwork on the hot sandy ground, and we observed carpet weavers ...


Painting Our Portraits, Caitlin Wilson May 2008

Painting Our Portraits, Caitlin Wilson

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

My Honors Capstone Project, Painting Our Portraits, is concerned with the history and process of portrait painting. I was interested in the difference in artistic approach between a portrait of the artist and a portrait of someone else. I created a series of paintings and drawings that dealt with this issue and explored the important relationship between the subject and the artist. In some instances the desires of the subject differed from the desires of the artist. In my case, this created interesting dilemmas. I had to answer for myself how important the sitter’s expectations were if they differed ...