|Title||This is Our World|
|Artist / Creator||Aleanna Luethi-Garrecht|
|Place of Publication||Highland, NY|
|Author of Text||Pauline Uschmanowicz|
|Structure / Binding||Kinetic book, open non-spine, accordion support structure.|
|Medium / Materials||Talens gouache, Windsor Newton ink, book board, Asahi linen book cloth.|
|Paper Stock||Canson water colour paper|
|Number of Pages||18|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||11 x 18 inches closed|
This is a kinetic book that expresses the waves of the sea and the waters approach to the shore’s edge. The poem, titled This is Our World, by Pauline Ushmanowicz, places a viewer in the scenery, simple observations and awareness occur. This project follows many of the guidelines of pop-up book structures where different papers play a part in supporting the structure and its light movements. Seven different papers and half cardboards were tested to arrive at the final structure.
Artist BioAleánna Luethi-Garrecht has over 25 years of professional experience as a practicing designer in the letterform, packaging and logo areas. She established her design practice in Switzerland in 1987. International corporate work followed, including: Sunkist Growers, Pillsbury, F. Hoffman La Roche, Nestlé. Work was published in the US and Europe for Letter Arts Review, Discover Magzine, Design Review, GDUSA, and Swiss trade magazines. Her education spans two continents; receiving her Master's aequus from the Basel School of Design, Bridge Programme certificate from Yale/Brissago, BFA from Philadelphia College of Art, and certified OS Culinary Arts degree from the Culinary Institute of America. Aleánna has been a design instructor for 19 years; working full time at the Basel School of Design, Art Center Europe, St. Gallen School of Design, in the Foundation, Typography, Continuing Education, Swiss-Undergraduate, International Graduate departments. Most recently, she has taught at the University of the Arts with an invitation as Master Lecturer. She is currently a member of the SUNY New Paltz Graphic Design program.