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This poster was the final project in the spring 2020 semester of Graphic Design I (VAD 411), taught by Misty Thomas-Trout, assistant professor of art and design. Following the transition to all-remote learning on March 23, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, students in the class drew from data, health information, news coverage, personal reflections and other sources to create this work.

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Digital Humanities | Graphic Design | Illustration


Artist statement: For my final COVID-19 Pandemic poster, I incorporated digitally altered photographs that I painted and used different effects to combine it with a digital rendering that I did. I wanted to make something like the coronavirus, which is not beautiful and has been very destructive, beautiful. Imagery can be incredibly compelling, and I wanted to showcase the imagery and have it complement the type.

Overall, I believe that I was able to create a cohesive design that visually explored more of what could be going on inside the virus. I also wanted to represent it in a beautiful way to try and find the beauty in these difficult times.

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Final Project: Madeline Spicer



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