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Automation In Graphic Design, Robert M. Doehling Jan 2019

Automation In Graphic Design, Robert M. Doehling

University Honors Program Theses

Advances in technology have had dramatic impacts throughout history on a myriad of industries outside of the technology industry itself. These changes are showcased through a brief examination of the changes within the graphic design industry since the recorded birth of the graphic. With the advent of popularized artificial intelligence seen in the modern day, many are predicting the end of graphic design. Through an analysis of current automated design products within the consumer market and a dive into the research alongside design automation professional Peter O’Donovan, it is evident that the role of the graphic designer will most ...


Neo_Fluxus & Dragons, Zachary A. Kelley Jan 2019

Neo_Fluxus & Dragons, Zachary A. Kelley

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

What is a viewer? Who can be a viewer? What is the purpose of a viewer? Is viewing an artwork a process? How does a viewer interact with an artwork? What is an artist? Are the formal elements or conceptual natures more important in art making? Why is that art? These questions and more direct me in how and why I make my art.

I will be discussing the relationship between the viewer and the artwork in an artwork experience. I will define an artwork experience using an analysis of Michael Fried’s notion of theatricality, relating the viewer to ...


An Investigation Of Web Atmospherics In Online Luxury Branding, Emilie E. Jones Jan 2018

An Investigation Of Web Atmospherics In Online Luxury Branding, Emilie E. Jones

University Honors Program Theses

Having an online presence for a retail store has transitioned from serving as simply a new avenue through which a profit can be made, to a tool that can be harnessed to express a brand’s personality. So how do luxury brands manage to maintain a high-end, exclusive status on the highly available landscape of the internet? The intention of this research is to identify whether luxury brands are currently taking advantage of differential web atmospherics cues, in a way that significantly sets them apart from non-luxury brand websites. To do this, we measured elements including screen space, reduction of ...


The A.H. Kotz Unnatural History Exhibit, Marian R. Trainor Jan 2018

The A.H. Kotz Unnatural History Exhibit, Marian R. Trainor

University Honors Program Theses

An exploration in two parts into the development of a narrative through manufactured evidence designed specifically to encourage the suspense of disbelief. The physical work exists within a faux anthropological museum exhibition focused around a human whose history and existence is entirely fabricated. The structural work is the layers of historical and practical research used to develop the suggestion of reality. The exhibit contains samples of the research, artifacts, and specimens collected by the deceased naturalist August Hermann Kotz, along with his falsified history. The second part consists of an overview of the research process and techniques needed to successfully ...


A Brief Look At Meaning In Graphic Design, Elise Rustine Jan 2018

A Brief Look At Meaning In Graphic Design, Elise Rustine

University Honors Program Theses

In this exploration of meaning in design, some of the theories, such as those proposed by Ferdinand de Saussure and Charles Sanders Peirce, and the different forms meaning takes are discussed. The project takes the form of analyzing three smaller projects in which meaning was explored in a different way, including a review of semiotics in design, an examination of the differences between denotation and connotation, and the creation of a personal visual identity and the challenge of taking internalized personal meaning and communicating that visually.


Irrational Aggregates, Courtney N. Ryan Jan 2018

Irrational Aggregates, Courtney N. Ryan

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis paper examines the work included in my Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition entitled Irrational Aggregates. The goal of this work is to facilitate a dialogue between our natural environment and the excessive consumer-based environments in which we live. Combining a variety of ceramic techniques including hand building, wheel throwing, and casting these sculptures appear to be grown from, and even taken over by nature itself.

Often drawing inspiration from my personal narrative, that of consistent upheaval, relocation, and adjustment to new places, my work can appear both grounded and in a state of motion. I believe that ...


In Search Of Communication, Usman O. Oladeinde Jan 2018

In Search Of Communication, Usman O. Oladeinde

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines the work included in Usman Oladeinde’s MFA thesis exhibition. The goal of this thesis paper is to explore major themes such as communication, identity, change, centeredness, landscapes, and language. These paintings present Arabic letter forms transformed into illegible shapes which are painted on landscape backgrounds, often depicting an aesthetic of textual elements receding into space. All these works are inspired by the Qibla, which is represented in the abstract and painted using acrylic media. Occasionally image transfers are mounted on the painted surface.

Visual representations like mine are communicative without forcing the viewer to one specific ...


Happy, Dontay Farley Jan 2018

Happy, Dontay Farley

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis is an exploration of graphic design and how it can be used as tool to create awareness about mental illness and positive solutions to decrease its affect on individuals. Using the “simple things” in life as metaphors, this thesis attempts to use graphic design as a way to help decrease depression. Drawing on the emergent strands of enquiry associated with mental illness, this thesis will investigate how design and its basic principles can be used create positive experiences for the complex issue of mental illness.

This thesis will also review the body of critical and historical design thinking ...


Deconstructing Abject Complacency Of Ascribed Gender, Kyle M. Hooten Jan 2018

Deconstructing Abject Complacency Of Ascribed Gender, Kyle M. Hooten

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

My life has been dedicated to the relentless pursuit of masculinity throughout my transition from female to male. While originally focusing on the physical transition, my attention is now focused on the social aspects of transition. For me, this involved coming out, managing legal name/gender change paperwork, and understanding a newfound, cultural privilege. This is where I draw inspiration to create my work. My process and techniques are informed by Drag Kings and Queens as well as contemporary culture and art. After performing as a Drag King for a year I developed a sense of gender that differed from ...


Mindful Escapism, Kench Weathers Jan 2018

Mindful Escapism, Kench Weathers

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines the art work included in Kench Weathers’ MFA thesis exhibition. This work explores major themes such as the sacred, contemplation, optical illusion and paradox. The installations involve multiple three-dimensional geometric shapes that are formed with steel tubing (welded together). These works have various inspiration; both contemporary secular and sacred and are influenced by sacred paradox, both visual and ideological. The mixture of the two-dimensional with the three-dimensional creates multistable perception within the viewer. The work introduces visual and perceptual distortions of depth and dimensionality. These forms are nonrepresentational but act as a catalyst for the viewer. I ...


Considering Perspectives, Cynthia Epps Jan 2018

Considering Perspectives, Cynthia Epps

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This body of work, Considering Perspectives, explores the ideas of perspective, not only in terms of spatial perspective in art, but also regarding how our vantage point and presumptions affect how we feel about certain subjects. The subjects of my work are spaces or objects often overlooked or considered mundane. When we approach a work of art, we typically do so with a multitude of presuppositions that influence our response. Often, we are not even aware of this. By splicing together multiple perspectives I use my work to create awareness that there may be more than one way not only ...


The Classical Versus The Grotesque Body In Edith Wharton's Fiction, Joshua T. Temples Jan 2018

The Classical Versus The Grotesque Body In Edith Wharton's Fiction, Joshua T. Temples

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In her landmark works The House of Mirth (1905), The Custom of the Country (1913), and The Age of Innocence (1920), Edith Wharton responds to earlier depictions of the classical, pure Victorian and Edwardian woman. Wharton's "inconvenient" women overturn popular stereotypes. Subsequently, they are barred from their social groups, but they are independent, unlike the complicit and obedient women of the classical body, most of whom ascribe to the trope of the "Angel in the House." The grotesque seeks to undercut the unrealistic expectations enforced by the classical through its embodiment of progression and humanity, and Wharton is drawn ...


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Mar 2017

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • Jorge Montero: Applied Heart


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Feb 2017

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • Jorge Montero: Applied Heart


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Feb 2017

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University
  • Learn More About Program Offerings


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Feb 2017

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • 2017 Communication Arts Photography Competition
  • Georgia Southern Office of Marketing and Communications seeks Graphic Design Intern
  • CURIO Symposium Call For Submissions
  • Call for submissions: Annual College Juried Exhibit
  • C&R Press Seeks Graphic Design Interns
  • Call for Artists: The New South II


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Feb 2017

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • Claire Ashley: Night Vision


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Feb 2017

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University
  • About the Department of Art


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Jan 2017

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • Flatbed Picture Planes: LaChance, Mosquera, Schissel


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Jan 2017

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • CURIO Symposium Call For Submissions
  • Creative Internships with Georgia Southern Football
  • Augusta University Seeks Full­time Art Studio Technician

  • C&R Press Seeks Graphic Design Interns

  • Alabama Clay Conference: Feb. 16­19 in Birmingham

  • Call for Artists: The New South II

  • Internship: Birmingham Museum of Art


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Jan 2017

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • Flatbed Picture Planes: LaChance, Mosquera, Schissel
  • Lee Renninger: Botanica


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Jan 2017

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • Visual Arts Coordinator, Carrollton, GA
  • Penland School of Crafts, Resident Artist
  • Call for Artists: The New South II
  • Internship: Birmingham Museum of Art


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Jan 2017

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • Call for Submissions: “Imagined Spaces”


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Jan 2017

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • Flatbed Picture Planes


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Jan 2017

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • Lee Renninger


Betty Foy Sanders Art Collection Records, Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections Jan 2017

Betty Foy Sanders Art Collection Records, Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections

Finding Aids

This collection consists of materials related to the Betty Foy Sanders Art Collection in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University. Materials span 1969 to 1985 and include brochures, promotional materials, and biographical sketches of exhibiting artists.

Find this collection in the University Libraries' catalog.


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Dec 2016

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • Visual Arts Coordinator, Carrollton, GA
  • Penland School of Crafts, Resident Artist
  • Call for Entries: CA 2017 Illustration Competition


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Dec 2016

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • Apply Now for 2017 Scholarships and Awards!


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Dec 2016

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • Letter by Chloe Coulibaly


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Nov 2016

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • All fired up