Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2007

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Art and Design

First Advisor

Roger Baer

Abstract

Vernacular design, the language of the everyday locale, has perhaps always been a source for graphic designers. Graffiti, as one of the newer art forms to make the transition from vernacular design to graphic design is graffiti art. Graphic designers should understand something about the language and symbolism of this design resource if they are to use it wisely in their designs. Due to its short lifespan in the urban environment, designers must begin to record, understand, and study this evolving symbol system and art form. This study records and compares graffiti art forms in two regions of Chicago. Through case studies comparing Little Village and Wicker Park, the use of this language is examined, and parallels showing how this form of communication can inform graphic design.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16202

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Sung Hun Choi

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1446067

OCLC Number

181099428

ISBN

9780549142324

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

98 pages

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