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In this project, students were asked to produce 10-by-16-inch digital posters responding to the challenge and stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. After reading Professor Misty Thomas-Trout’s handwritten letter, the students used the design tools Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to highlight positive messages coming from the present circumstances.

“You have one meta-objective with this project: Focus on the positive messages only. If negativity is weaved in or comes across your thoughts, jot this down somewhere. Be aware of that thought, but continue to block it out with positivity.”

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Digital Humanities | Graphic Design | Illustration


Artist statement: In this piece, I hoped to magnify the words and phrases that communicated to me feelings of hope and connection. The dashed lines linking the circles together serve to further reinforce this feeling of connection, which may have been missing in the lives of the many people isolating during quarantine.

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Silver Lining: Shannon Stanforth



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