Academic Papers on Graphic Arts

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This 4 page paper justifies the author’s choices for literature, film, art, music, and toys to include in a time capsule. The author argues that our culture has morally disintegrated and chooses objects that illustrate that disintegration. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 4 page paper examines the life and works of Stefan Sagmeister. Specific pieces created by Sagmeister are discussed in this critique. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 4 page paper takes a look at art and advertising with attention to print media. Four questions are answered in respect to past, current and future trends. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page paper which reviews and analyzes the art work of David Carson. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 3 page paper explores the idea that Batman and Ra’s Al Ghul are alter egos. The paper is based on the film Batman Begins. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 4 page report that discusses the interrelationship of color theory and graphic design from a psychological impact perspective. A brief overview of the role of the computer in the delivery of graphic designs is also covered. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page essay on how the modern film industry now uses 3D computer graphics to create special effects instead of more traditional methods. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 7 page paper that describes the functions of GIF in the development of images for the Internet. The use of GIF for animation is effective because of the simplicity of the format as well as the small files that GIF creates. Within the scope of this paper is also consideration of competitors of GIF, ...

This 15 page report discusses the fact that, currently, JPEG is still the most common way of storing and exchanging still-photograph image information. However, fractal compression, wavelets, progressive decompression, bandwidth availability, are considerations, as is the ultimate application of the various image compression tools. The best compression techniques all lessen overall storage density and transmission ...

A 15 page paper looking at the process of creating a promotional brochure from the designer's point of view. Covered are such topics as brochure types, design psychology, and the intricacies of the printing process in today's age of pre-press technology. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 10 page research paper on the complicated issue of how to alter copyright laws to protect digital imagery on the Internet and elsewhere. Bibliography included.

A 35 page paper discussing the legality of the latest revision of the copyright law, passed in October, 1998. The Constitution specifically states that Congress is permitted to 'promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.' This ...

Arguments have existed suggesting that fictional characters cannot be copyrighted because they are an abstraction of the minds of the viewer and, therefore, can have no tangible existence outside the original work. Yet it is now recognized that both Popeye and Mickey Mouse receive copyright protection on the basis that they were sufficiently developed to ...

A 3 page research paper focusing on the effects of technology on film making. Specific examples are given of the new system JEDI allowing the integration of cartoon characters and people. Bibliography is included.

A 5 page paper that looks at the development of Walt Disney as an animator and as a focus in the animation industry. Since his beginnings in animation in 1919, Walt Disney always demonstrated his skills as an animator, developing his skills from animation techniques created by others. But Walt Disney's greatest contribution to the ...

Paul Rand

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page research paper on the famous graphic designer. Rand is credited, more then any other designer of this century, with bringing a modernist design aesthetic to post-World War II America. The writer includes details of Rand's career and offers analysis of Rand's work. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 15 page research paper that addresses the revolution that has taken place in recent decades relative to the field of graphic design. The writer argues that the ability to produce quality graphics with a small budget is now available through technological innovation, but that the human elements of creativity and knowledge of graphic art ...

This 6 page paper considers the history of topography, as well as its modern applications. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

10 pages in length. Ethnic and gender discrimination is no stranger to the workplace. Inasmuch as graphic design is essentially a white man's world, it has been extremely difficult for ethnic women to break the mold and be represented for their talents, while not being overlooked merely because of their gender. To ...

Design

  • 10 page paper

There are a myriad and one ways to look at design and a plethora and two areas of design. This 10 page paper gives an overview of design with an emphasis on what makes for good design and who determines what that is. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 5 page discussion of the parallels between computer-aided graphic design and conventional photographic theory. Emphasizes the tremendous diversity of tools which are available to the graphic design artist and discusses how these tools are similar to those available to conventional photographers but much more extensive. Concludes that the graphic design artist must recognize not only the ...

A 10 page overview of computer-aided graphic design and its relation to conventional photographic theory in both still and moving photography. Discusses in detail concepts such as editing, composition and presentation. Compares the tools and techniques which are available to the conventional photographer with those which are available to the graphic design artists. ...

This 11 page paper looks at the way in which the medium of contemporary photography can be used with and in graphic design. Two contemporary photographs are examined to demonstrate this point. The paper has two illustrations and the bibliography cites 6 sources.

A 5 page paper which discusses the use of transfer printing within the textile market, and other markets. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 10 page report discusses American political cartoons and the commentary they make regarding events taking place in the public arena. Of course a cartoon is supposed to be a light touch. It does not exactly accuse. But in many ways, it is far more powerful than any accusation because it has the power of social sanction. Cartoonists are simply using ...

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