Brochures: Library of Congress

This project consists of 3 brochures with 4 panels front and back. I was required to design more than 1 type of brochure, and I learned three types of folds, which was double parallel, gate and barrel fold. I was required to make them cohesive using images from the Library of Congress. My three brochures are on poster designs from: WPA (Work Projects Administration), Tissandier Photo Collection, and Photochrom Collection.

The main goal of this project is to create a portfolio piece that shows heavy interaction of text and photographs. For each of the brochures I incorporated colors from the photographs to match well with the whole layout. I enjoyed this project because it’s different from what I’m used to working with. I figured out how to incorporate interesting compositions of images and text together, which is important with any design. One of the challenges I faced with this project was knowing which goes on what panel and how it will be folded in the end.

The Work Projects Administration (WPA) Poster Collection consists of 907 posters produced from 1936 to 1943 by various branches of the WPA. The posters were designed to publicize exhibits, community activities, theatrical productions, and health and educational programs in seventeen states and the District of Columbia, with the strongest representation from California, Illinois, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.


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The Tissandier Collection contains approximately 975 items documenting the early history of aeronautics with an emphasis on balloon flight in France and other European countries. Subjects include general and technical images of balloons, airships, and flying machines; portraits of famous balloonists; views of numerous ascensions, accidents, and worldÕs fairs; cartoons featuring balloon themes; pictorial and textual broadsides; and colorful ephemera and poster advertisements.


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The Photochrom Print Collection has almost 6,000 views of Europe and the Middle East and 500 views of North America. Published primarily from the 1890s to 1910s, these prints were created by the Photoglob Company in Zürich, Switzerland, and the Detroit Publishing Company in Michigan. The photochroms feature subjects that appeal to travelers, including landscapes, architecture, street scenes, and daily life and culture.


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