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Itemconfined. designed. but credited?(2021) Kraemer, Anna; Holland, Kathrynconfined. designed. but credited? was created to illustrate the history, or lack thereof, of women in the graphic design profession. This zine explores the contributions of 10 key women to the field of graphic design. Analyzing and comparing the texts The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir, and Alms for Oblivion by Ellen Mazur Thomson brings attention to the disparities and struggles of career women. Beauvoir’s comment on existentialism focuses on navigating individualistic thinking with the tension between free will and societal constraints. Despite oppression and sexism, multiple women achieved professional status as graphic designers. However, women were forced into more “feminine” specialties at design schools such as the Bauhaus and/or were “lost” to history because, according to Thomson, they were not credited for their work. In addition, exploring the primary and secondary sources questions the definition of design itself and why the lack of clarity has made it difficult to identify women designers. Delivering this research in the form of a zine salutes one of the ways feminists communicate their views. The combination of photos, hand-drawn illustrations, and digitally rendered shapes & textures help point to the main ideas of each article. Overall, the zine captures key concepts of limitations within a male-dominated world, as well as the capacity, competence, and innovation of women in design. Created for the Feminist Theories and Foundations course (GEND219) and informed by my program, Bachelor of Design. ItemMorphology: anthology of dialogue: a visual exploration of dialogue in literature(2019) Agustin, Kayla; Bury, Anna; Cherkewick, Kessia; Cox, Lisa; Goos, Melaina; Joe, Alyssa; Kellough, Ashlin; Kraemer, Anna; Larochelle, Coralie; Lockwood, Cole; McDonald, Alyshia; Richmond, Nick; Shields, Summer; Skogstad, Emma; Ta, Greta; Wine, Emma; Pacher, ConstanzaMorphology: A Visual Exploration of Dialogue in Literature, is a project of DESN330 Typography II, a course in the Bachelor of Design at MacEwan University, taught by Assistant Professor Constanza Pacher (MDes). In this experimental typography project, students visually translated an assigned short story into a two-page layout that challenges convention. With the overall goal of enhancing the meaning of the written text through visual devices, students focused on the nuances of language and speech in dialogues. The project encouraged students to explore alternative ways to organize the page, all while maintaining the legibility and readability of the texts. The resulting piece is a collective publication, which was professionally printed in January of 2020. In addition to designing their own spreads, a group of volunteers worked together in conceiving the name of the publication, as well as designing covers, and front and back matter. ItemThe power of words paired with imagery(2020) Kraemer, Anna; Pacher, ConstanzaLeanne Betasamosake Simpson is an Indigenous writer, musician and academic. The books and papers she writes are like voices for the Indigenous community, and they want to be heard. These posters are a visual representation of those voices. The quote is taken from the novel, “I am powerful and beautiful and sacred” was chosen for this poster series because it is so powerful and meaningful. Out of context, this quote could mean so many different things. A forest background was chosen because it is like nature is speaking. The type for all three posters is blending in and interacting with their backgrounds, to communicate a calming emotion to the viewer. The quote “i’ll sing to you, until you sing back” was taken from the poem constellation. It was chosen because it is further communicating that the Indigenous community is not going to stop singing until we hear them. This was a really strong quote to choose to carry the theme of power and wanting to be heard. The image helps, reflects and connects to the name of the poem the quote was taken from. The final poster helps carry the tone of the posters, especially with the colour palette. The type is half behind the image, “hiding”, anticipating the rebellion. This effect is making it seem like the rebellion is waiting and biding her time. The image chosen to go with this powerful quote was a mountain. Mountains symbolize a higher perspective, power, constancy, eternity, firmness and stillness.