Author

Anne Schedler

Publication Date

1-1-1987

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

DeLillo, John N.

Department

School of Art

Abstract

Designing and preparing the jacket for NIU Press’ Roosevelt Confronts Hitler proved to be very interesting, involving discussion with and approval from 2 editors, the press director and the senior designer. At the outset the project was defined as purely typographical, requiring that the visuals remain somewhat ambiguous or non-specific. The reasoning here was that the book’s content focused on the socio-economic reasons that brought the U.S. into World War II, and viewed the morality, personality and other more traditionally glorified factors to be purely secondary. As the work progressed, the use of strong complimentary colors, contrasting type weights and basic symbols became the three primary tools used to represent the confrontation. The final solution attempts to put fairly equal visual emphasis on both ‘sides’ of the conflict, paralleling the author’s own attempt to view the incidents in a more objective, less self-righteous way.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

2 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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