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week 3

This week I did some more reading, mainly A Primer of Visual Literacy and Reading Images. There are a lot of different elements at play in both of these books, but Reading Images is definitely more detailed and thorough, while Dondis’ book…

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Saarah Saghir
week 2

After our critiques/presentations for our proposals, I had a lot to think about. Though my topic was very much in the realm of design, the discussions I had prompted me to think really deeply about my subject matter and how I could…

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Decolonizing Princess Jasmine through Design

A detailed look at my project for our class theme of “decolonizing design.” Drawing on research into the history and journey of the 1001 Nights, and the story of Aladdin, as well as the politics behind Disney films, I relied on Mughal art history to recreate a culturally…

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Saarah Saghir
Thesis Proposal

Over the summer, my main focus was to narrow my topic into something more manageable, and to do as much research and literature review as possible, so I could have more time to work on my design explorations and illustration. It’s amazing how much my topic has changed…

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Saarah Saghir
Reflections on 2017-18

Wrapping up my first year in grad school, I’ve had a chance to explore and rediscover what design really means to me and what kinds of things I’d like to focus on. I started with the idea of urban wildlife, modern myths, and in…

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Medieval Storytelling

Exploring Visual Narratives in Sir Gawain & the Green Knight. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a poem rife with visual imagery, written at a time when many stories were woven into tapestries. The poem itself…

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Saarah Saghir