Girl Sculptures

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Riley Donahue

conceptual, clean, adaptable

publication design | brand design

BFA'21

Riley Donahue is a designer from Rochester, NY who has a passion for typography and book design. Through her design work, Riley is able to investigate personal and social issues that are important to her such as injustice, memory and family.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

 

This project sought to redesign a layout for the essay “The Fields of David Smith" written by Candida Smith. The essay details the work of modern sculptor David Smith through the eyes of his daughter. I chose to shift focus from the sculptor’s work to the impact of his family and environment on the work itself.

WHY IS THIS PROJECT IMPORTANT TO YOU?

This project is important to me because it caused me to reflect a lot on my memory and childhood. I thought that the personal closeness the author showed to the artwork was very beautiful. My concept was to highlight the idea of a family photo album. This also caused me to do extensive research to find photographs of David Smith and his family. Research is now a very important part of my practice and I am very pleased with how it impacted to outcome of the work.

FAVORITE FONT?

I don't have one in particular but I love a good slab serif!