|Roy R. Behrens, Flight of Ideas (2011) ©, digital montage|
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Roy R. Behrens (2011), titled Flight of Ideas (aka Attention to Detail) has been published in ABATON: Des Moines University Literary Review. Issue Seven (Fall 2013), p. 14.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
|Copyright © Andy Snitker|
|Copyright © Aaron Van Fossen|
|Copyright © Mackenzie Pape|
|Copyright © Rhiannon Rasmussen|
|Copyright © Rob Bauer|
|Copyright © Travis Tjelmeland|
Shown above are a few of the finest designs, solutions that I find amazing. Remember that this is only the second problem in the course, and in some cases the students have had very limited computer experience and even less in graphic design.
About thirty students submitted their work, and a number of others were also very strong, but needed some further adjustment. Everyone now has an additional week to make those adjustments and/or to go back to the drawing board.
Student achievements at this level make teaching well-worth all its challenging days.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
|Short story illustrations (1981) © Roy R. Behrens|
Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon—
If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of the movement of an iceberg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water.
William Strunk, Jr., The Elements of Style—
Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.
Freud Madox Fraud.
Max Ernst Ernst Mach.