Author Archives: karenrosemarten

Menu Design – Karen Marten

Confession: Occasionally I watch a trashy “reality” TV show called Bar Rescue. I’m not proud of it. But, I actually learned something from it that I can now relay to real life, so at least there’s that. The narrator of the show fixes … Continue reading

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Student Broadside Critique – Karen Marten

  The design of this broadside by Melissa brings a sense of playfulness and warmth to the poem by William Wordsworth. The poem is about a field of daffodils and the way the narrator remembers the daffodils as happy beings … Continue reading

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Broadsides-Karen Marten

                    This broadside is probably not the traditional form as Kyle Schlesinger defines it in his essay. While it agrees with the OED definition ‘A sheet of paper printed on one … Continue reading

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Alphabet Design – Karen Marten

I chose the song “World Alone” by Lorde. The song is slow paced, gradually building so I want the font to portray a feeling of movement,to do so I am going to have outlines for the sizes but they will … Continue reading

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Typeface Anatomy – Karen Marten

I chose the title on the season one box set for Game of Thrones. The title is successful in many ways, it eludes to what the TV show is about by textually portraying strength, ancient characteristics, and elegance. The title … Continue reading

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Geometric and Organic Patterns

This Moroccan themed navy pattern is geometrically contrived. You can see that the repeated shape is a square with a diamond in the center and three smaller squares marking the outer edges. What is most interesting about this image (found on … Continue reading

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Small Multiples – Karen Marten

This graph used to describe the difference in the buying power of a dollar in the past vs. the present, has both successful data representation of small/multiples and also some not so successful representation of the data. While this example … Continue reading

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