Corning Museum of Glass

poster challenge

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This poster design came about from a challenge presented by the Corning Museum of Glass- located in Corning, New York- to my graduating class of BFA Design majors; to answer the question, "Why Glass?" 

This question could be freely explored in any way imaginable. I chose to focus on stained glass; why it is used and how it has structurally changed and evolved over time. In this poster I illustrate early, 'traditional' stained glass (top left), which was created not only to be decorative but to serve the functional purpose to let as much light in as possible, since at the time it came about, electricity had not yet been invented. The three models shown demonstrate that as time went on, the need to let light in through the glass decreased, and the focus shifted to the beauty of it's form, rather than it's function.  

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