Key Thesis: Images and Design

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Key Thesis: Images and Design

Ann Liu, a graphic designer and MFA student at the Maryland Institute College of Art, created a blog to chronicle her final thesis, Key Portraits.

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I like the idea of mapping out large project like this is narrative form. Since a thesis by nature is exploratory, a blog seems like the perfect place to talk through and evolve ideas, and it affords commentary from a wider audience. Not only is it interesting to take a peek and see the progress of her project, but she also has amassed a collection of lovely images.

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Design, MFA, student, thesis, key, ann liu
Design, MFA, student, thesis, key, ann liu
Design, MFA, student, thesis, key, ann liu
Design, MFA, student, thesis, key, ann liu
Design, MFA, student, thesis, key, ann liu

I'm interested to see what her final booklet will be like. The final project will in-part show the relationship people have with their keys and what keys say about the individual. She also views "the key as a beautiful, simple and utilitarian object that is too often ignored... my goal is to explore different strategies to make the key a more significant and expressive object in our culture."

Design, MFA, student, thesis, key, ann liu
Design, MFA, student, thesis, key, ann liu
Design, MFA, student, thesis, key, ann liu
Design, MFA, student, thesis, key, ann liu
Design, MFA, student, thesis, key, ann liu
Design, MFA, student, thesis, key, ann liu
Design, MFA, student, thesis, key, ann liu

Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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