Design for good: The Philosophical alignment of the arts and crafts, modernist, and handmade movements

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dc.contributor.advisor Meader, Bruce
dc.contributor.advisor Byrne, Peter Palermo, Kate 2012-10-23T18:48:02Z 2012-10-23T18:48:02Z 2011-05
dc.description.abstract The early 1990's marked the beginning of the digital age when a transformation in graphic design technology and practice began to occur. For many graphic designers, the tactile approach to assembling a composition was abandoned as computer software advanced. While this shift in production technique saved time, it contributed (in many cases) to an unfortunate waning of interest in skill and craft. Perhaps as a reaction to this technologically- reliant era of design, many contemporary artists have returned to traditional processes (letterpress, etching, hand-rendered illustration, hand-written type) in order to reconnect with viewers and with their own work. This `Handmade' era of design of the past decade or so has endeavored to accomplish something that other movements have as well; that is, to use their design as a tool for good. This thesis has focused upon the notion--shared by the Arts and Crafts, Modernist, and Handmade movements-- that design can (and should) be used as a democratic tool for social, cultural, and environmental reform; and that designers can enact positive change in the lives of users by creating thoughtful, quality products. en_US
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dc.subject Arts and crafts en_US
dc.subject Beneficial design en_US
dc.subject Graphic design en_US
dc.subject Handmade design en_US
dc.subject Modernism en_US
dc.subject Semiotic analysis en_US
dc.subject.lcc NK1505 .P35 2011
dc.subject.lcsh Design--Moral and ethical aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Design--Philosophy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Arts and crafts movement en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Modernism (Aesthetics) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Handicraft--21st century en_US
dc.title Design for good: The Philosophical alignment of the arts and crafts, modernist, and handmade movements en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US College of Imaging Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.description.department School of Design en_US
dc.contributor.advisorChair Ciolek, Nancy

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