During my Master course, I developed a research on the Japanese contemporary and traditional feminine Visual Cultures by means of Semantic, Semiotic and Discourse construction, applied into the development of narratives for Print Textile Design. This research is based on Peircean, Greimasian and Russian Cultural Semiotics that, while providing a semantic and rational structure for the development of visual poetry, opens room for the expressive, aesthetic develpment of artistic creation. The goal was to develop my own style as a textile designer, while being coherent with my experience with Painting, Ceramic Tiles Design and researching Trend Discourses.
​​​​​​​Master Course
PINTO, C.Z. (2009) 
JAPANESE VISUAL CULTURE: Maiko, Gyaru and Nature represented as Metaphors 
Graduate School of Art and Design, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan 

This dissertation picked up and deepened the subjects of Culture, Society and Communica- tion developed in the previous monograph, this time applied into a personal creative process for print textile design.
Starting from my life experience as a Brazilian living in Japan, I developed my research around my interpretation of Japanese culture and society that were metaphorically represented as patterns for print textile design. In order to connect a theoretical research with the practice of designing and printing textile patterns, I resorted to my previous research in Peircean and French Semiotics, and Emotional Design. That is, through my interpretation of such semiotic principles, I designed creative tools for the development of visual stories for print textile design, that I defined as Visual Chronicles.
This research was my first attempt to establish my personal poetic discourse in relation to the creative process of designing patterns for print textiles. 

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