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2011 Graphic Design Exhibition Announced

Monday, Apr. 25, 2011

student poster for USU 2011 Graphic Design Exhibition

"I AM" graphic design exhibition by USU students is Friday, April 29, 6-9 p.m., Bullen Center, downtown Logan.

Graphic design students in Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts Department of Art and the Logan City Downtown Alliance present the 2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition for graduating seniors.

The BFA Exhibit is Friday, April 29, from 6-9 p.m. at the Bullen Center, a part of the Cache Valley Center for the Arts, 43. S. Main, in historic downtown Logan.

The USU graphic design program and the Logan City Downtown Alliance have partnered for the first time to make this annual year-end-art show bigger than ever, student organizers said.

Hundreds of posters, 250 postcards, six Main Street banners, a website, a Facebook page and the marquee lights of the Ellen Eccles Theatre all support and promote the show.

Downtown merchants, including Gia’s, The Beehive Grill, Great Harvest Bread Company, Iron Gate Grill, Crumb Brothers, Cafe Ibis and Cache Valley Center for the Arts are providing food and other support.

I AM,” the show’s identity and theme, individualizes each graphic designer. Exhibition participants have designed a headshot of themselves for the promotion that demonstrates who they are and displays what sets them apart from the other designers in the USU program.

Each designer will showcase their portfolio.

Graphic design at USU emerged in the 1960s with Jon Anderson, a prolific advertising graduate from the Pasadena Art Center.

Since that time, many renowned designers and illustrators have built the design program at the university. Current faculty members include Alan Hashimoto, Robert Winward and Dave Smellie.

The graphic design emphasis at USU has garnered a reputation as progressive and dynamic by embracing new design technology with courses in interface design and animation. Courses involving human-centered design and design thinking, such as the USU Summer Design Program in Switzerland, continue to innovate and push the limits of graphic design.

Graduates have gone on to become educators for other educational institutions and work for many of today’s most prestigious companies, including, MTV, Warner Brothers Studios, 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, Richter 7, Sony Pictures, Disney Entertainment, USANA, YESCO, Starbucks and Target.

Related link:

USU Art Department

USU Caine College of the Arts

Writer: Jeremy Wilkins, 801.414.6087,

Contact: Cullen Duncan, 801.836.4426,

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