Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies


Interdisciplinary Studies

First Advisor

Sara Clark


I have always admired the aesthetics found in cigar labels – the intricate details, gentle curves, and bright colors seem to have a special story to tell. However, most of the time this story goes untold as labels are given a quick glance, then thrown away with the ashes. As a cigar smoker myself, my artistic pursuit has been to bring to life the stories of my cigar labels. I aim to reach out to those who readily identify with the subject matter, and provide them with a new perspective from which to view the labels most now simply toss aside. For those who have never taken an interest in cigars, I hope to inspire an appreciation for the history and aesthetic beauty of cigar labels through my interpretive work.


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Date of Submission

December 2009