Rumi Poetry Books

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.

View Gallery of Rumi Poetry books:

http://www.d.umn.edu/~jrock2/rumibooks

online exhibit

http://www.d.umn.edu/art/tulip/

More comments by students on Tulip & Arabesque blog>>

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/jrock2/tulip/2007/05/rumi_poetry_books.html

wick_book

Book by Jared Wick

caywood_book

Book by Breanna Caywood

View showcase of student books
Rumi Links:

read about Rumi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jalal_ad-Din_Muhammad_Rumi

Rumi poems

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

Rumi poems

http://www.rumionfire.com/

Rumi poems

http://www.colemanbarks.com

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20 thoughts on “Rumi Poetry Books

  1. This was probably my favorite assignment of the semester because there were so many different things you can do and ways you could approach this assignment. I also liked it because of the typographical portion of it dealing with the poems because I enjoy doing typography.

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  2. The poetry assignment was my favorite so far this semester. I’ve done a lot of work with viusal poetry in the past, but this was my favorite one thus far.

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  3. This assignment was defiently a challenge to incorporate the words of the poetry but without making it too obvious, and the freedom you gave us to do this assignment with was excellent! My favorite project of the year!

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  4. I really liked this assignment. I am not into poetry that much but it was fun to interpret them visually in the accordion book. It was fun because you can play with the different pages and when you look and it in different ways it looks totally different. It was a great way to end the class and it was more laid back and we could interpret them how ever we wanted to, which I really liked. Personally I think this was one of the better projects that we did and I am glad I had a chance to do it.

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  5. I loved this assignment!! I had fun reading all the poems and choosing one that would work best for me! This assignment really let me try new things in photoshop and I am really happy with the results. I was able to incorporate some of my own drawing by scanning it in!! This was definitely a nice way to end the semester!

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  6. The poetry project is my favorite one! I am glad it is the last assignment because it is fun to do and has not added to the stress of finals week. Also, this project gives us a lot more freedom to use the programs and features we enjoy most!

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  7. The poetry assignment was my favorite one. I felt like we had more freedom to do what we want with this assignment which was really nice. I also liked the overall presentation of the assignment.

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  8. I am really enjoying this poetry book, too. Not big on Rumi poetry, but the project is pretty cool I like that we produce something tangible and physical, even through the digital process. Really does open a whole vista of possible ways to integrate digital design into traditional art mediums. Right cool. MOJO baby….!

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  9. I really enjoyed the Rumi poetry project. It has probably been my favorite project of all of them this semester. There is a lot of space for creativity and personalization with this assignment. I also love to work with typography, so this project has been extremely fun!

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  10. The Rumi project has been rewarding because we have had the freedom to choose what we want to incorporate into our accordion book. We can use previous work from the semester to tie into this project, along with new design. This is a project which I have enjoyed.

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  11. I think the Rumi project has been my favorite project. It leaves the most room for creativity so we can interpret and make the books look however we want. I’ve always been somewhat interested in poetry and being introduced to Rumi gives me a whole new hobby to indulge myself in. Thanks for that Joellyn!

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  12. I think using poetry as inspiration for this assignment really helped me go in a different direction with my designs. The simplicity of the poetry helped me tone down my color palette and really try to create more dynamic positive and negative space. This was the most fun I had on a project the whole semester. On a sad note, the bookstore sold out of accordian book kits and I wasn’t able to purchase one. good luck to anyone else who has to make their own book!

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  13. I was really happy that we were given so much freedom on this project. I gave me the chance to expand on my creativity. I also like the fact that we are presenting our projects in such a different way. The accordian books gives us even more room to make our Rumi projects unique.

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  14. This project gave me the opportunity to try out a digital design with something more then just a printed piece of paper. The Rumi poetry was very interesting to me and gave a great base to make a project off of. It was a great assignment that gave me the freedom to do a digital project using the tools we have learned.

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  15. The Rumi project was probably one of my favorite ones. It did not take me much time at all but I really like how it turned out. I thought it was really neat to see what our work looked like when you took it to another step other than just a printed piece of artwork.

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  16. I really enjoyed working on this project. I gives us a whole new level of creativity by incorporating the poem with the book. We were enabled to be very free with this book and do basically whatever we wanted. The Rumi book was a very nice pick for the final!

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  17. This was my favorite project this semester! It was fun to turn my digital illistrations into a 3 dimensional piece of artwork. I also enjoyed playing with the typography and the freedom of design I had. Talk about saving the best for last!

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  18. This project was by far my favorite one of the semester. We were really free to do what ever we wanted with it and be very creative. Basing the design on a Rumi poem was fun to do for a final.

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  19. This was a fun project. I enjoyed making something personal. I used many of the items learned from the class. The final outcome I loved. It’s my husband’s Christmas stocking present. Thanks for everything you taught me.

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  20. So umstritten Beiträge, wo immer mehr Menschen nicht einverstanden sind am ehesten die meisten Antworten zu generieren. Während die meisten wohl begründet und vollständig durchdachtes Stück könnte kaum etwas anderes zu verlassen, um mit Ausnahme von “guter Beitrag” gesagt werden.

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