Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2013

Vulcan: Alaska Edition
Maketa Mabane

My thesis Vulcan, is a series of printed media used to educate people about volcanoes in America. America isn’t typically thought of as having numerous volcanoes. By educating my audience about volcanology, they will gain a better understanding of the types of volcanoes that are in America, the dangers they pose, the people who live near them, as well as how the volcanoes work. I have engaged in an ongoing dialog with volcanologists and geologists to better understand what they perceive the needs to be in educating a population about volcanoes and the potential harm that they can cause people and society. Some of the overarching questions that I am focusing on are: As an expert, what is it that you desire to come to fruition from this project, and projects like it? What are your current thoughts on websites/articles/ journals that focus on volcanoes? What would you change? What is missing from the education about volcanoes? Where do you see room for improvement? These questions have helped me shaped the way in which I think about my topic. I am using the information that I have received from these volcanologists as well information from to curate engaging information for my readers about volcanoes and how it relates to their lives. Vulcan is a beautiful printed matter designed to educate and create a sense of awe about volcanoes. Vulcan will educate in a way that doesn’t overwhelm the reader yet still maintains the integrity of the material at hand.

Jonathan Abbo

Nick Abreu

Silao AJ Afano

Amel Afzal

Jeongkyun Ahn

Frederico Afrange de Andrade

Cynthia Bacall

Piper Black

Shravika Bothra

Zipporah Burman

John Bussiere

Noelle Campbell

Susana Castro

Nate Cepis

Yi-Shan Chang

Lisa Seoyeon Cho

Paul Jay Choe

Sara Chou

Saiq'a S. Chowdhury

Iee Deun Eden Chung

Caitlin Clingman

Evon Coleman

Rachel Cutler

James Czyz

Mae Decena

Stephanie De Jesús

Jonathan De La Rosa

Carlos De León

Kristie DeLouise

Dawa Dolma

Erica Efstratoudakis

Alexis Dawn Ely

Beril Esin

Sofia Falcon

Francisco Flores

Erik Freer

Ying Joyce Fu

Carina Giacomelli

Ermioni Giakou

Isabel Castillo Guijarro

Alex Hack

Shaobo Han

Paulina Ho

Lauren Hodges

Jenny Holt

Vicky Huang

Jess Hutchison

Joanna Izzo

Hasita Kamlesh

Elizabeth Kenney

SoJung Kim

Jihae Kim

Michelle H. Kim

MJ Minjung Kwon

Alleson Lai

Alfred Lam

Yejin Lee

Michael Leng

Christina Lu

Chris Lunney

Maketa Mabane

Amanda Maduri

Sara Maier

Tara Mann

Jenn Martins

Caroline Mathews

Andrew McCausland

Anna McKendrick

Bryan Meador

Melanie Mencarelli

Julio Montás

Jenni Mällinen

Burak Nehbit

My Nguyen

Jacqueline Oh

Melisa Ozkan

Boram Park

Caroline Partridge

Xing Hai Piao

Brenna Pladsen

Stephanie Porzio

Rocco Rada

Jay Ramirez

Joelle Riffle

Elizabeth Rodriguez

Yvonne Romano

Juan Carlos Santos Andrade

Ariel Scala-Perykasz

Shelly Seroussi

Betty Shang

Leslie Shapiro

Jennifer Haesoo Shim

Jeemin Shim

Amos Shin

Ben Shotwell

Robyn Silev

Nika Simovich

Axel Hammarskiöld Spendrup

Lesley Sakinah Steele

Naomi Sundberg

Britt Tapsall

Sabina Telagis

Daniel Bogre Udell

Azalea Vaseghi

Will Warner

Courtney Wells

Belinda Whiteman

Bryce Williams

Anita Wong

Chu-yi Wu

Giselle Nari Wynn

Katherine Yaksich

Kyungwon Yang

Emily Zhong

Michael Zoppo