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Visual Explanation and the Graphic Novel

March 12th, 2009 by Noam Berg

Someone in my Narrative Strategies class today presented an idea for a story where she’s exploring some identity issues, rlating to Plato’s theory of forms. We talked about the graphic novel as an educational form, specifically the “Introducing…” series. It reminded me of Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, one of my all-time favorites, and I realized how incredibly cool it would be to have my thesis be in comic format. Imagine a nonfiction graphic novel about type Revival! Unfortunately it’s too late in the game for me to pursue that now, but it’s something to think about for the future. I really wish this had occurred to me sooner.

Posted in Design, Thesis, Typography

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Noam Berg is a graduate Student in the Design and Technology MFA program at Parsons School for Design in New York City. He is also the (debatably) creative force behind Exfish Studio. Noam is obsessed with old vacuum tubes, type design, computers, guitars and comic books. Noam likes Thai sweet chili sauce, hats, suits & ties, Wacom tablets, Japanese green tea (with the toasted rice), nerdy science girls, many varieties of music, SLR cameras, AnarchoJudaism, lithography and pocket watches. Noam's not a big fan of cell phones, the cool kids, ugly and over-used fonts (you know who you are!) and talking about himself in the third person. Seriously, this is really weird. I'm gonna stop doing it now.