Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A great atmosphere

The gallery was alive with people and talk Sunday evening for the opening of three BFA senior galleries. It was a fun place to be and the atmosphere was great.


Thursday, November 29, 2007

Design terms

There are a breed of people out there who cogitate on terms like widow, leading, gutter, and kerning. They see things from a different perspective, and say things like, "that should have had more bleed" or "look at this thumbnail." To help inform the ignorant, the following were created with the intent of education. Long live the designer. r

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Windy City

Photography students took a trip last Thursday to visit Chicago photographers. The trip was awesome and several photographers like John Payne pictured here gave us some of their precious time to let us see their studios and wonderful work. Dave

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Free Stuff

This past week design students visited French paper where they were given a bunch of free paper samples. The factory is old and crusty but the paper is pretty sweet. r

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

3 satellite's

Yesterday during class the Introduction to Graphic design class visited RHB a design studio in SouthBend Indiana. The Principle, Rick Bailey, shared how they are guided by the 3 satellite principle—three guiding factors that intersect to give direction to their work in branding. r

Monday, October 01, 2007

No men

The advanced painting room is devoid of guys. Is this a conspiracy? Whatever the cause, each of the six ladies recently painted a unhinged diptych based on a still life. Take a gander. r

Thursday, September 20, 2007


32 students and three professors traveled to Italy this past summer as part study tour. Classes were offered in art history, drawing and photography. This next summer we will be taking a study tour to Egypt. r

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Wadi Rum

Okay so here are two more images, this time from a desert in southern Jordan. The area is called Wadi Rum and it is where Lawrance of Arabia lived for a time and where part of Raiders of the Lost Ark was shot. r

Monday, September 17, 2007

A Hiatus

So I took a summer hiatus, which included three weeks in England, two weeks in Jordan and two weeks in northern California. School is back in full swing, so the student images will be filling the 610g. The images today are from the hiatus.


Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Best (part3)

Okay, today is the design category with the top spot going to Baek Hahn’s book entitled "Touch, Fries, Kiss." Second place went to Dustin Bahr for his asthma posters, and third place to Nunz (formerly known as Adriana Monsalve) for her book on India. r

Monday, April 30, 2007

The Best (part 2)

Ian Sittlinger, servant of Her Majesty the Queen, takes first place in the portrait photography category with his tea drinking, newspaper reading man. Kelli Morrison grabs second place with goateed jumping guy, and Derek Peters gets third with mask holding, camo rain gear emergency prepared man. r

Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Best

Every spring we run a student visual art competition. Each day this week I will post the winners from each category. First up is natural light photography. Daniel Bedell’s shot of cattle in India won first place as well as receiving best of show. Vanja Horonic’s night shot of a corner store took second place and Krysta Johnson’s building third. r

Friday, April 27, 2007

"Ohhhh typography!"

Last night I took a few students to a screening of the independent film "Helvetica", a feature-length documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. I sent an email to my students inviting them to come along and a nameless non-design student sent back this sweet email, ' "Ohhhh typography!" You're so silly, Mason.' The movie was both visually and mentally stimulating. If you get a chance to attend a screening, do not be swayed by naysayers, type is cool. r