Storytelling is a universal mode of communication the spans cultures, space, and time. Stories can engage the audience, transcend mediums, and help define personal identity. The examination and analysis of existing narratives is also a wonderfully rich and expansive area for graphic design students to explore.
During this narrative collage project, students learn to develop their creative storytelling skills by collaborating with poets and writers. Using a collage technique, students synthesize the sentiment of the stories using a combination of mediums including self-generated paint-splatters, textures, illustrations, photography, and typography. The resulting collages are integrated into a print and digital anthology of the short stories.