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May 9, 2007

Rumi Poetry > Graphic Design 1

Rumi has had a significant influence on both Persian and Turkish literature throughout the centuries and is now one of the most widely read poets in America. Mawl?n? Jal?l-ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī[2] (Persian: مولانا جلال الدین محمد رومی, Turkish: Mevlânâ Celâleddin Mehmed Rumi), known in the English-speaking world as Rumi. The year 2007 was declared as the "International Rumi Year" by UNESCO in March 2006. This is commemoration of Rumi's 800th birthday anniversary, with celebrations taking place in various locations around the world.

Graphic Design 1 students were introduced to the poetry of Rumi, the 13th Century mystic whose work transcends national and ethnic borders. Students were asked to select a translated version of one of Rumi's works and create a digital word + image interpretation of their own. They determined the size and format of their expressive typographic piece. Students are urged to be very experimental with this work, investigating a contemporary connection to the poem lifted from another time and place.

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These final versions could use any format and materials that the student desired.
Some ended up taking 3 dimensional form as students were urged to move out of
their usual comfort zone in graphic design.

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We Three poem interpreted by Delilah Effinger

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another by Brandon Favre

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interactive poetry by Angela Crea

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Kevin Marx found contemporary resonances in a Rumi Poem.
He had words from the poem stamped onto military dog tags.

See more about Rumi projects below...

Rumi Links:

International Rumi Year
http://www.observercyprus.com/observer/NewsDetails.aspx?id=1349

read about Rumi on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jalal_ad-Din_Muhammad_Rumi

Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi
http://www.mevlana.net/

Rumi poems
http://www.rumi.org.uk/poems.html

Rumi on Fire
http://www.rumionfire.com/

Coleman Barks versions
http://www.colemanbarks.com

May 3, 2007

Rumi Poetry Accordion Books

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book by Bryan Rudell

2d Digital Design foundations classes were introduced to the poetry of Rumi, the 13th Century mystic whose work transcends national and ethnic borders. Rumi has had a significant influence on both Persian and Turkish literature throughout the centuries and is now one of the most widely read poets in America. Students were asked to select a translated version of one of Rumi's works and create a digital word + image interpretation of their own. Final versions take the form of mixed media accordion books.

Rumi Links:
Rumi, the 13th century philosopher has been commemorated around Turkey and the world with various activities and performances since the beginning of this year which has been declared by the United Nations Educatinal, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as the ''Year of Mevlana.''

A Celebration of Rumi in Turkey

read about Rumi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jalal_ad-Din_Muhammad_Rumi

Rumi poems
www.rumi.org.uk/poems.html

Rumi poems
www.rumionfire.com/

Rumi poems
www.colemanbarks.com


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book by Amber Parker

View showcase of student books from Fall 2006


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Book by Jared Wick

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Book by Breanna Caywood


Rumi celebration in Turkey
http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=84636

Turkey celebrates Rumi's birthday with a giant Sema performance

Friday, September 28, 2007
ISTANBUL - Turkish Daily News

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism together with Konya's directorate of culture, governor and residents will hold festivities Sept. 30 to celebrate the 800th birthday of famous Anatolian philosopher Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, tourism and culture Minister Ertuğrul Günay said yesterday.

Rumi, the 13th century philosopher has been commemorated around Turkey and the world with various activities and performances since the beginning of this year which has been declared by the United Nations Educatinal, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as the ''Year of Mevlana.''