THE_DP

thedp

THE DP is a semester-long research of during my Senior Year about Humanism, Post-Humanism, and Nomadic qualities in Michelangelo Antonioni (Italian Director) films. I studied his camera techniques, the facial expression that the characters portray and their behaviors in space/setting. As well as created visual data, photography, and posters for the film. I also created a blog that shows more of the day to day updates I posted for my Degree Project and made an inspiration board in order to the visual look of his work and the posters that compliment his work from different parts of the world.

Concept: Self
Help: Richa, Alexa, Elizabeth
Year: 2016

Propaganda Poster

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This poster creates a visual narrative between the ISIS organization, and how the media boost their reputation and their cause. This type of publicity is spreading ISIS ideals to American children, eventually creating 'sleeper terrorists' in the United States. Almost every news station brings up the story about ISIS, but some like to decorate the information around it more than others.

Concept: Self
Year: 2016

Bauhaus Manifesto

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Creating a 14 Swiss Poster series of the Bauhaus Manifesto from Walter Gropius and taking some of his ideas of 'going back' to our roots of creativity, structure and art. This is a 14 poster series about the idea of "Going back to building things" and getting away from the computer in doing most of the work by hand, rather than using the computer.

Concept: Self
Year: 2016

Deforestation

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This project was created during my studies at Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW in Basel, Switzerland. The first part of the project, I created visuals with the theme of Melt, Wood, & Photography. Then in the next phase of the assignment, I did some researching on deforestation around the world. In the end, I created three beautiful infographics that all display some type of information of deforestation.

Concept: Self
Year: 2015

FINDDIN

From the inspiration of my Museum Poster series and my interest in the original DIN typeface. I started the FINDIN typeface at Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW in Basel, Switzerland. The FINDIN is the a 'display' typeface meant to be used for posters, book covers, and web. The whole set will be available for download early next year.

Concept: Self
Year: 2015

RISD Museum Poster

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A RISD promotion poster that shows the theme of black and white photography and film in the year '14, '15, '16.

Concept: Self
Year: 2015

Gum Gum Bowl

I created a bowl that related to the Japanese Tea ceremony. The bowl I made is called ガムガムボウル or the Gamugamu Bowl. It's similar to the Raku wear, but this bowl was made from "gummy material" and went through the same process of traditional Japanese Bowl. What's interesting about this bowl is that the surface will slowly change not from the use, but from the materials that it's made from won't harden until the next several years. The design aesthetic of this bowl is to not to visualize the bowl, but to feel the form of the bowl through the hands and the utensils to create the form.

Concept: Self
Collab: Friends from RISD
Year: 2015

B.E.M.A.

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"Black Educated Men in America" (B.E.M.A.) This catalogue has 2 distinct messages. The text discusses African American Men that face socio-cultural, academic, negative stressors and how did some African American men cope from the experience. The other message in the black background is a personal message that is offbeat from the reading.

Concept: Self
Collab: Various Photographers
Year: 2015

Bible.pptx

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Can the bible be told through powerpoint? Click to find out!

Concept: Self
Collab: Richa, Alexa, Elizabeth
Year: 2015

3:12

threetwo

A text narrative novel story that investigates a series of people that may have commited a serious act at 3:12

Concept: Self
Year: 2015

3 Trips Map

3maps

This infographic shows the travel from Maryland to Providence R.I., then from R.I. to Bremerhaven Germany. On the journey it shows the emotions as well as the time, distance, money, and transportation that I would use.

Concept: Self
Year: 2014

Good Kid

This short film shows a kid getting ready to leave his room, but the multiple sounds of the media keeps him from leaving. This powerful concept is open for discussion about media and how is it conflicting with people social status (especially african american males) and how sound & communication through media controls people's very own existence.

Concept: Self
Collab: Swati, Rigzom
Year: 2015

The Color Purple

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This infographic is from my reading of the The Color Purple by Alice Walker which describes the main character in the book and how she acts with other characters in the story.

Concept: Self
Year: 2014

France Data

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I used current data of France in order to show its area, size, population, import and exports goods in a visual way. There are also data from near by countries, Bangladesh, and the United States that is incorporated in the data.

Concept: Self
Year: 2014

Gutenburg

Stop Motion project. Theme: Typography
I worked with four other people on this 3 week project as part of our Form and Communication Design Stop-Motion competition. Our stop-motion won 'Best Film' award from the F&C Design Stop Competition.

Guest Judges:

Michael Riley - Creative Director and Designer Jacek Mrowczyk - RISD professor
Eva Laporte - Grad GD Administrative Assistant
Deborah Wilde - From the RISD Museum Education Department
Brian Heller - Cinematographer from Providence

Concept: Typography
Help: Hayon, Hector, Inyoung, Daniel
Year: 2014

Contact / About

About

Xavier DeVaughn is a Visual Data Designer that recently graduated from Rhode Island School of Design majoring in Graphic Design. From taking computer science courses at Brown University and studying abroad at Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz in Basel, Switzerland. He continues to devote his work in creating visual stories through data, video, and photography. Through intense research and visual experiments that allows the viewer to understand and think about the content in the design that is sometimes hidden between the lines.