Visual Design: Picture Book Analysis

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The following PPT is a project for a Visual Design graduate course at Stockton College. The show is an analysis of a children's picture book.

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Visual Design: Picture Book Analysis

  1. 1. Danyl GroseINTC 5120: Visual Design & Literacy Fall 2011 Dr. Lee Welcome Begin here
  2. 2. Technical Critical
  3. 3. Rosemary is spunky and headstrong. These charactertraits are emphasized through the illustrator’s use of boldcolors patterns and eccentric dress. Her rounded features are drawn in color pencil sketches. Click to see Rosemary swing
  4. 4. Use of LineAs the object of everyone’s scrutiny, the circle is used to represent the only child syndrome. Circular lines are used to symbolize fullness, softness, and a sense of completeness.
  5. 5. A contrast of colors is used to distinguish between adults and children. Adults appear faded and pale, whereas children such as Rosemary and her friends appear in vibrant colors and bold patterns. The Use of ColorThe vibrant color orange is oftenused to symbolize energy andflamboyance. This color demandsattention – just like Rosemary herself.
  6. 6. Born skinny,near-sighted,and shy…shelives for herliterature. Booksare her life’spassion.
  7. 7. Elizabeth is a truebibliophile, collectingand immersing herselfin books. She choosesthe companionship ofbooks over people.However, as she ages,she’s faced with theproblem of an overrun Click here to turn onpersonal library. Elizabeth’s reading light
  8. 8. As an altruistic gesture Elizabeth donates her book collection for use as a public library. Young female readers can learn lifelong lessons about generosity, Elizabeth challenges altruism, and the importance ofthe stereotype of the being an independent woman. loner bookworm I applaud Miss Brown’s altruism. The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance!
  9. 9. ReferencesBest, C. (2007). What’s so bad about being anonly child? New York, NY: Farrar, Straus, andGiroux.Stewart, S. (1995). The Library New York, NY:Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

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