University of Iowa Honors Theses

Thesis Title

Memories

Major Department

Art, Studio

College

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Degree

BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

Session and Year of Graduation

Spring 2018

Honors Major Advisor

Serina Sulentic

Thesis Mentor

Lynne Lanning

Abstract

This research included learning how to make an accordion book where I explored the integration between graphic design, printmaking and bookbinding. My topic of the book shares my passion for storytelling and draws from childhood memories of spending time in my parents’ family business where the dining room furniture acted as my playhouse. It was a meticulous undertaking but I value the time consuming process and demand for bookbinding. The illustration and process of assembling the book was cathartic to realize this furniture was like my home. I hope to continue to explore bookbinding and printmaking and how it can apply to graphic design, especially in packaging design. Through this project, I gained a better understanding of what makes a stronger design and overall artwork includes embracing the imperfections and courage to share personal moments.

Copyright

Copyright © 2018 Bonnie Duong

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/honors_theses/220