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20th century dust jacket design : formulation of design and production

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dc.contributor.advisor DeLillo, John N. en_US Schedler, Anne en_US 2017-04-18T13:41:44Z 2017-04-18T13:41:44Z 1987
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description.abstract Designing and preparing the jacket for NIU Press’ Roosevelt Confronts Hitler proved to be very interesting, involving discussion with and approval from 2 editors, the press director and the senior designer. At the outset the project was defined as purely typographical, requiring that the visuals remain somewhat ambiguous or non-specific. The reasoning here was that the book’s content focused on the socio-economic reasons that brought the U.S. into World War II, and viewed the morality, personality and other more traditionally glorified factors to be purely secondary. As the work progressed, the use of strong complimentary colors, contrasting type weights and basic symbols became the three primary tools used to represent the confrontation. The final solution attempts to put fairly equal visual emphasis on both ‘sides’ of the conflict, paralleling the author’s own attempt to view the incidents in a more objective, less self-righteous way. en_US
dc.format.extent 2 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Northern Illinois University en_US
dc.rights NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors. en_US
dc.subject 20th century en_US
dc.subject dust jackets en_US
dc.title 20th century dust jacket design : formulation of design and production en_US
dc.type.genre Dissertation/Thesis en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.contributor.department School of Art en_US

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