Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2015

Urban Spectrum
Che Ying Au

Color defines the world through nature, culture and artwork. A white swan represents purity. The ocean is generally identified as blue, though its colors exist in a wide spectrum. This leads to questions about the way colors can be used to represent things and ideas in the world. How can color play a role in identity and establishment of a place? Are there things and places in the world that have not been defined through color? Urban Spectrum explores how colors can represent not only a thing but also a place without a visual identity. While there is no specific color to represent an urban space, these spaces are typically filled with random colors everywhere. In this project, one district is selected to be taken pictures of color objects on the street and use them to categories the district. This is to make a district look more colorful and playful. It is really interesting to see a district that was dull to a colorful experience tour. There is one question to ask the audience, what color is your neighborhood and why? Different people have different experiences and this will change how they see the colors in the district. The goal of this project is to make the reader to look up, not down. People who lives in the area always look down on the floor or on their phone because they are too used to the area which makes them care less about their surrounding. This is to make the reader to have a richer urban experience through the pleasure of viewing color in the everyday. Translating the daily routine and commute into an exuberant color exploration.

Carolina Acosta

Carina Adijanto

Kathryn Adkins

Rosa Antonieta Andia Pastor

Che Ying Au

Nadia Bakst

Kevin Ballon

Tess Barber

Mercedes Beach

Trey Bedingfield

Evan Bender

Jan-Luca Berger

Liz Bergesch

Gabriel Berrios

Bianca Rose Bono

Zoe Sarah Bortz

Margot Bravi

Harlie Brindak

Stefania Brusatin

Shamma Buhazza

Daniela M. Casado

Edgar Castro

Dahye Chang

Alicia Chen

Jiayi Chen

Taylor Childers

Sanjana Chimnani

Yerang Choi

Caroline Chriss

Gregory Conte

Rafael Cordoboa

Gina Marie Costa

Karen-Cristina Cruz

Rachel Darmody

Amanda DeGiuseppe

Brittany DiPeri

Dariel Ben Dominguez

Phoebe Feng

Mark Foss

Lindsey Frazier

Anais Freitas

Amanda Goldstein

MaryAnn George

Camille Gervais

Sarah Gonzalez

Jessica Griscti

Anissa Hanley

Christa Herchek

Albert Hicks IV

Deja Holden

Mu-Ti Huang

Cari Hume

Zachary David Hurley

Anushae Hussain

Nicole Ignacio

Lama Kaddura

Sul Kim

Ji Hyun Kim

Hyerin Kim

Sunghoon Kim

Green Kim

Felicitas Kofler

Joan Koo

Hannah Kramer

Taiji Kuroda

Jasmine Lam

Alex Lardaro

Liberty Leben

Victoria Lee

Jayne Lee

Stephanie Leone

Crysta Leong

Sara Li

Liza Littlefield

Christopher Lucero

Huy Luong

Briana Lynch

Rachel Mak

David Marte

Nelle McDade

Kelly Merole

Marie Mhina

Riho Mineta

Regina Morgan-Muñoz

Ayla El-Moussa

Baki Mumkaya

Summer Myung

Caroline Newton

Sofia Oom

Adrian Ortega Pedraza

Rusbeny Pichardo

Maria Putri

Auriel Rickard

Nancy Rivera

Simone Roark

Emalis Robateau

Hussain Salahuddin

Benjamin Sands

Ariel Saura

Taleen Setrakian

Wren Sieber

Phuong Tran

Hilary Tunstall

Ujvala Abirami Vemparala

Gosbinda Vizarretea

Claudia von Hillebrandt

Marcus Washington Jr.

Jocelyn Wu

Jasmine Yacoub

Brenden Ying

Horin Yip

Christelle YuanYuan Zhang

Katie Zheng