Degree Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-2017

Capstone Advisor

Bob Dacey

Honors Reader

Martha Blake

Capstone Major

School of Art and Design

Capstone College

Visual and Performing Arts

Audio/Visual Component


Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


Honors Categories


Subject Categories

Book and Paper | Illustration


Letters to Lindbergh is an illustrated children’s book offering a new perspective on the relationship between the aviator Charles Lindbergh and his father, while also bringing a visual component to historical documents. Illustrated by Samantha Gottwalt, the book’s art explores collage media techniques and the story is told through letters that Lindbergh exchanged with his father during his adolescence (1909-1924.) It aims to explore a facet of Lindbergh’s life that has little exposure and invited the reader to step into a vividly colored collaged world created with paint and cut paper. Through the new perspective of Lindbergh’s correspondence the story intends to inspire and offers a creative solution for historical storytelling, while introducing young readers to the boy who would become one of the most famous and influential people of the 20th Century. .

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
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