Title page for ETD etd-05152007-163915

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Cesta, Kari Rose
Author's Email Address karicesta@gmail.com
URN etd-05152007-163915
Title New Orleans: About Face
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Lynne Baggett Committee Chair
Darius Spieth Committee Member
Gerald Bower Committee Member
Tom Neff Committee Member
Wei He Committee Member
  • new orleans
  • graphic design
  • typography
Date of Defense 2007-07-08
Availability unrestricted
"New Orleans: About Face" investigates the typography found in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. The areas of St. Charles Avenue, Bourbon Street, the Warehouse District, Oak Street, the Lower Ninth Ward, Lakeview, Magazine Street, and Canal Street have very distinctly different styles of typography found on signage, store, windows, etc. Each area's function dictates what the letterforms found in that vicinity look like. A unique kind of beauty is found in these fonts, hand-drawn letters, and three-dimensional signage. This investigation showcases a graphic designer's perspective of New Orleans in compliment to the emotional attachments and memories other New Orleanians have of the city.
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