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Content Exploring Ideas 4 Research Methods 8 Research Discoveries 12 Visual Research 28 Sketches 36 Round 1: Concepts 52 Typographic Exploration 58 Round 2: Variations 62 Round 3: Refinement 68 Final 76 Rationale 78

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Wilson, David A. H. “The Legacy of Animal Performance.” Animal Welfare The Welfare of Performing Animals, January 07, 2014, 5-43. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-45834-1_2.

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Clark, Liesl. “A Short History of Ballooning.” PBS. 1997. Accessed October 5, 2016. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/space/ short-history-of-ballooning.html.

“Age of the Aeronaut.” Smithsonian Libraries. Accessed October 5, 2016. http://library.si.edu/exhibition/fantastic-worlds/ age-of-the-aeronaut.

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Adrian Neculae, ROMANIAN CONTRIBUTIONS IN AERONAUTICS Date Unknown. Accessed October 5, 2016

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Design: Wolfgang (www.1-2-3-4.info) / Modified: Luis Eduardo Pacheco. “America’s First Flight: Blanchard’s Balloon Voyage.” Stratcat. Accessed October 3, 2016. http://stratocat.com.ar/artics/blanchard-e.htm.

Gillispie, Charles Coulston. The Montgolfier Brothers and the Invention of Aviation: 1783-1784. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Pr., 1983.

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“Across the English Channel in a Balloon.” History.com. Accessed October 3, 2016. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/across-the-english-channel-in-a-balloon.

“Hot Air Balloon Ride over the English Channel.” Hot Air Balloon Rides BBC Interview in Oxford. Accessed October 3, 2016. https://www.adventureballoons.co.uk/article/cross-channel-balloon-flight.

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“Jacques Charles (1746-1823).” Jacques Charles (1746-1823). Accessed October 2, 2016. http://chemistry.bd.psu.edu/jircitano/charles.html.

Crouch, Tom. “Inflation of First Hydrogen Balloon, by J. A. C. Charles.” National Air and Space Museum. Accessed October 1, 2016. https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/inflation-first-hydrogen-balloon-j-c-charles.

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Sharp, Tim. “First Hot-Air Balloon | The Greatest Moments in Flight.” Space.com. July 16, 2012. Accessed October 02, 2016. http://www.space.com/16595-montgolfiers-first-balloon-flight.html.

By 1963, the Growing Sport Was Able to Sustain the First U.S. National Championships. “Hot Air Ballooning History.” Taking Off. Accessed October 2, 2016. http://www.gulfviewballooning.com/history.cfm.

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Glines, C. V. “First in America’s Skies | HistoryNet.” HistoryNet. December 06, 2006. Accessed October 5, 2016. http:// www.historynet.com/jean-pierre-blanchard-made-first-us-aerial-voyage-in-1793.htm.

“Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier.” Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Accessed October 5, 2016. https://www. britannica.com/biography/Montgolfier-brothers.

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Kim, Mi Gyung. “‘Public’ Science: Hydrogen Balloons and Lavoisier’s Decomposition of Water.” Annals of Science 63, no. 3 (August 3, 2006): 291-318. Accessed October 5, 2016. doi:10.1080/00033790600610494.

Remington, Preston. “A Monument Honoring the Invention of the Balloon.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 2, no. 8 (1944): 241-48.

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United States. National Park Service. “1903-The First Flight.” National Parks Service. Accessed October 5, 2016. https:// www.nps.gov/wrbr/learn/historyculture/thefirstflight.htm.

Dennis, Richard. “Victorian Babylon: People, Streets and Images in Nineteenth-century London.” Choice Reviews Online 28, no. 08 (April 01, 2002): 308-11. Accessed October 1, 2016. doi:10.5860/choice.38-4665.

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Ben Franklin’s Balloons. 2014. Accessed September 30, 2016. http://fod.infobase.com.proxy.lib.pdx.edu/PortalPlaylists. aspx?wID=102733&xtid=60739.

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Allaz, Camille, and John Skilbeck. The History of Air Cargo and Airmail: From the 18th Century. London, England: Christopher Foyle Pub., 2004.

“Sky Lanterns History.” Sky Lanterns History. Accessed October 5, 2016. https://www.theskylantern.com/info/History. html.

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“The First Aerial Crossing of the English Channel - 7 January 1785.” Today In British History. 2014. Accessed October 5, 2016. http://todayinbritishhistory.com/2014/01/first-aerial-crossing-english-channel-7-january-1785/.

Joel, Lucas. “Benchmarks: June 4, 1783: The Era of Aviation Launches with the First Balloon Flight.” EARTH Magazine. Accessed October 7, 2016. http://www.earthmagazine.org/article/benchmarks-june-4-1783-era-aviation-launches-first-balloon-flight.

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Bradbury and Evans. Once a Week. Vol. 9. Dallas: Eneas Sweetland Dallas, 1863.

Shiner., Linda. “History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Air & Space Magazine.� History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Air & Space Magazine. September 16, 2009. Accessed October 5, 2016. http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/ first-around-the-world-141243182/.

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Day, Lance, and Ian McNeil. Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology. London: Routledge, 1996.

Allen, H. G. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information. Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, 1888.

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“Exp[é]rience A[ë]rostatique Faite Versailles Le 19 Sept. 1783.” Exp[é]rience A[ë]rostatique Faite Versailles Le 19 Sept. 1783. Accessed October 5, 2016. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/ item/2002736265/.

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Typographic Exploration

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Round 3: Refinement

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the timeline describes the significant flights and creations in history that led to the great invention of the airplane. I researched variety of information, but decided to narrow down my comparison to the achievement, date, inventor, distance it traveled and the type of driving force it used. I think it is just enough information to get one’s attention and not to overwhelm the viewer. The audience for the piece is anyone who is interested in balloons or anyone seeking to learn something new. The typographic aesthetic is inspired by the 1800s era. Latienne Pro is the serif used throughout the graphic. It has Victorian character, beautiful ligatures and a consistent line. The typeface is contrasted with a simpler sans serif. The colors chosen are meant to convey a light playful

mood, while the type is consistently black to state the facts in a more serious tone. I chose to put my secondary information in clouds to keep the same aesthetic throughout and not interfere hierarchically with the balloons. The individual balloon information is stylized with the number it is assigned. The system I developed for this graphic heavily relies on lines; either in the illustrations, conveying information, or as small decorative elements. I overlapped the illustrations to give the piece more dimension and movement. They are meant to be flying and interacting with each other, not to perfectly stay aligned in their individual space. I chose to add the frame to the title to tie the whole piece together, it uses the elements from the balloons and gives it more character.

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