Carson LaBute



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Survey 5: Fair is fair at the Fair

Fun, hobbies, and expositions! The turn of the century brought a new attitude of playfulness and light-hearted energy as more people began being able to give more of their time to pleasure. Great big innovations and experiences took place like… Continue Reading →

Survey 3: Painting the Vain

Focusing on the 16th and 17th century the week’s survey focused heavily on design and typography. Along with the two main focuses for the week architecture, fine art and culture were brought up in examinations. In typography, the effect of… Continue Reading →

Survey 4: Sakoku, Isolation Nation

Sakoku was an Isolationist policy held by Japan from 1639 to 1853, the policy removed trade from outside countries and limited heavily access to Japan and Japanese culture. However, some trade still occurred with the Dutch, who also gave updates… Continue Reading →

Survey 2: Printing History

Lecture review: Printing in China began and spread through Asia. Chop seals were in use as a replacement to the traditional handwritten signature and a status symbol of professionalism. The Diamond Sutra was created a 16-foot long scroll. In Europe,… Continue Reading →

Jan Vermeer

Jan Vermeer was a painter from the Netherlands who focused heavily interior paintings, as he was not a very successful painter Vermeer was largely forgotten throughout history until the 19th century. Vermeer is most notable for his mastery of light… Continue Reading →

Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch is a name still commonly known and remembered by pop culture. As a painter out of his time or any time Bosch painted horrific images of hell and apocalyptical scenes (His actual time was 1450 to 1516). He is believed… Continue Reading →

Robert Campin

Robert Campin was a Dutch painter who often is credited as the first person to paint realistic oil paintings in the Netherlands. Born in 1378 and died in 1444, Campin realistic paintings gave the works a sense of heft which… Continue Reading →

Survey 1: Those Dramatic Egyptians

Although it is often believed that the ancient Greeks invented the first form of theatre and public theatrics a lesser known type of theatre had evolved before them. In ancient Egypt there were displays of theatre and storytelling, however, these displays were… Continue Reading →


For my yearbook, I used a simple white on black display with minimal colour, the colour I did use was to draw the eye towards the more important pieces of information. I used a minimalist design to show the simplicity… Continue Reading →

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