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KARLISLE WILBUR Graphic Designer


CALL ME BY YOUR NAME MOVIE POSTER PROBLEM The task was to create a movie poster for a Johnson & Wales University showing the film Call Me by Your Name. The poster needed to encourage a wide variety of students to attend regardless of the films controversial themes of sexuality.

PRODUCT The film takes place in Italy during a summer in the 1980s. This inspired a light blue pastel watercolor used on the poster. This color and texture were meant to coincide with the 80’s wardrobe, specifically, the stonewashed jeans that are prevalent in the movie. The large areas of white space give the poster a soft, airy feeling that fits the light, dream-like quality of its setting.  In the film, the main character’s father is a professor of archeology which plays a large role in the film’s plot and aesthetics. For this reason, an original drawing of the Statue of David was used to subtly hint at the plot and to reflect the homosexual overtones of the entire film. 


April 13 th

Hosted by UIB: Campus Events & Student Involvement & Leadership

Hosted by UIB: Campus Events & Student Involvement & Leadership

“this is a film to rush

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“this is a film to rush

with support from the Gender Equity Center, to, and to then savor

to, and to then savor

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with support from the Gender Equity Center,

every minute of.”

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this movie is an

every minute of.”

instantly fond memory.”

- The Atlantic

- Tampa Bay Times

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A Film Directed by

Luca Guadagnino

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April 13 th A Film Directed by

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April 13 th

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JOHNSON & WALES CURRENCY PROBLEM The task was to draft a physical design for Johnson & Wale’s University’s digital currency known as “flex dollars”. “Flex dollars” usually accompany student’s meal plans and act as credit towards campus restaurants and bookstore.

PRODUCT I had two objectives during this design, 1) to make the currency as closely related to the existing Johnson & Wales branding and 2) to make the currency accessible to the variety of students on campus. Using the Johnson and Wales brand guidelines I close fonts and colors that are already in use by the University. I took original photography of campus landmarks that would be recognizable to the students utilizing the currency. Finally, I added small triangular notches that would allow visually impaired students to decipher different kinds of bills.


EDITORIAL COLLAGES PROBLEM The task was to create three collages to accompany the Harper’s essay Manufacturing Depression: A Journey into the Economy of Melancholy by Gary Greenburg.

PRODUCT The essay Manufacturing Depression: A Journey into the Economy of Melancholy is about the author Gary Greenburg and his time as a test subject in a trial study to determine how certain supplements affect mood. Because of its setting, monochromatic blue of the pieces was chosen to set a clinical mood of the article to the reader Because the article details all the way Greenburg was asked to rate his mood I knew I needed a visual way to show gauging one’s mood. I used subtle visual references to a check list, a ruler in two of the pieces to show how Greenburg’s mood was measured in the article. For the last piece I used a very subtle visual reference to a slot machine to refer to how self-generated and random Greenburg’s moods were towards the end of the article


ADVANCE HAIR DESIGN BRANDING PROBLEM The task was to create and logo and branding for Advanced Hair Design Salon in Narragansett, RI that broke the boundaries of the clip art-saturated field of cosmetology service branding.

PRODUCT During the first meeting for this assignment the client has three simple requests, 1) the color blue needed to be incorporated to match the salon’s interior, 2) the logo needed to be more sophisticated then the hackneyed scissor and comb icons used by other local salons, and finally 3) a butterfly needed to be incorporated somewhere in the design for sentimental reasons known only by the owner. After hearing the second request I set out to brainstorm what other iconography is unique to hairdressing. When doodling different objects found in a salon I found that when turned to the side the prongs of a bobby pin looks like the antenna of a butterfly. From there I cleaned up this concept ended up with the final design.


CATCHER IN THE RYE BOOK JACKET PROBLEM The task was to create a book jacket for J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye.

PRODUCT Catcher in the Rye deals with large existential themes like loneliness and human connection. To subtly hint at the isolation, main character, Holden Caulfield feels throughout the book I balanced a small rendering of his signature red deerstalker cap against a dark black backdrop. The book also talks about longing for human connection. To show this visually I added hand-stitched deal to the cap to add an innately human feel against the cold solid white type of the title and author line. The inside back and front cover remained simplistic as not to draw attention away from the text but instead to accompany it before and after reading the novel.


PAWS TO DE-STRESS EVENT POSTER PROBLEM The task was to create an event poster for Johnson & Wale’s tri-annual Paws to De-Stress event in which students that attend are able to visit with therapy dogs and participate in relaxing activities that help them unwind during finals week.

PRODUCT First, I wanted to make sure the biggest draw of the event, the therapy dogs, was front in center. Therefore, I centered the entire design around an original drawing of a therapy dog from a previous Paw to De-Stress event. Most on campus posters don’t feature original drawing so the poster was able to stand out when hung side by side with other event posters. Since Paws to De-Stressed is hosted at the end of every trimester there needed to be a way to tell this trimester’s poster apart from the previous ones. To do this I incorporated hand drawn spring flowers into the design. Finally, I added details like a calculator, pencil, and ruler to hint at the idea that the event was a much-needed break for students from the chaos of finals week.


S.I.D.E CAMPAIGN FOR CHANGE PROBLEM The task was to create a campaign for proper sex education for young adults. The campaign need to be fun and approachable as not to scare away its young crowd with the subject matter while having a strong message about finding unbiased information about sexual education.

PRODUCT To keep from off putting my target I began by using fruit to symbolize reproductive organs without being overly vulgar. I used original, hand drawn indie illustrations to make the topic feel natural and less daunting. The colors pink, yellow, and purple keep the feeling light and upbeat with the black solid outlines of the illustrations (as seen in the Getting Tested comic) keep the tone informational. I designed stickers that could be used as part of a guerilla advertising for the campaign. The stickers and t-shirt use quirky taglines that work as mock-taglines and increase retention for young adults.


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MASTER GARDENER SEED BROCHURE PROBLEM The task was to create a trifold brochure for the University of Rhode Island’s Master Gardener’s Free Seed Program. The brochure was asked to contain information about the program and resources to help participants get their free seeds started.

PRODUCT To give this brochure an informative tone with a clear appeal for nature, I stuck strictly to a mainly blue, brown and white color scheme with the occasional pop of yellow as an accent color. In addtion, to assist any eggar beginner gardener’s in starting their seeds I added a full seed calendar detailing when which seeds should be planted. Finally, I added an pocket in the back of the brochure where the URI Master Gardeners could added a few starter seeds to get gardener’s growing right away.


PROVIDENCE ZINE FEST AD PROBLEM The task was to create a magazine ad for a fictional zine swap in Providence, Rhode Island.

PRODUCT Zines are small-circulation self-published works of original or shared texts and images, usually reproduced (poorly) with a photocopier. Zine swaps or fest are events where creators trade their work for other’s work to build a strong community around local creators. For this ad I wanted to capture this homemade, self-published feel of the medium but still present a polished branded item. I decide to create a clothes line of zines incorporating the event’s name. I gave a fake feeling of depth my skewing the clothes line which added visual interest to the piece. I designed a logo for the fake event turning the Z into a pencil to pay similar respects to the medium. For the color palette I stuck with four colors red, brown, mustard, and mint green which give a warm and inviting and somewhat hipster vibe to the piece that can appeal well to the artsy target.


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BELL GOTHIC TYPE POSTER PROBLEM The task was to create a poster showcasing the font Bell Gothic by Chauncey H. Griffith. The poster needed to show the entire alphabet, multiple weights, brake down three essential components of the types anatomy, and contain a brief write up of the font’s history.

PRODUCT Like any great project this poster started with a ton of research. During my process research I found out that Bell Gothic was the first font to be made for and used in the AT&T phone books way back in the late 1930’s. This history informed the color choice of my design, I decided to stick with the same black and blue combinations as the original AT&T logo. Keeping with the phonebook theme I created a vector rotary dial phone with its receiver and cord assembled out of the font’s characters. This not only creates visual interest but drives home the theme of the entire piece.


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