For the second time in two successive issues, Steven Hughes was recognized by CMYK Magazine in the industry’s New Creative Class of CMYK 50. One hundred award-winning communication art students and graduates were selected to represent their respective schools inside CMYK’s 15th Anniversary June 2011 issue.
Steve’s illustration “The Waiting Room” was selected by guest judge Nora Krug, a professional Illustrator from New York (Published in CMYK 22). Professor Jerry Kalback was credited as the instructor for this work completed while Steve was a student in VCD.
The illustration is described as a portrait of Russell Martin used to promote baseball to inner city youths and revive interest in the sport.
Steve was also featured in CMYK 49 in the fall of 2010. See story
Visit primaryhughes.com for an intriguing web site showing the development process of the series of illustrations.
Steven Heller, one of the most prolific authors in the graphic design community (over 100 design and illustration texts), and one of the leading lights in graphic design education, recently released the fourth edition of his Becoming a Graphic Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design (Steven Heller and Teresa Fernandes, Wiley, October 2010). In it, he ranks Kent State’s School of Visual Communication Design program as one of only 40 undergraduate programs evaluated as the best BFA programs in North America and one of only 35 best MFA programs in North America. "This is a remarkable third-party testament to the quality and reputation of VCD," said Stanley Wearden, Dean of KSU College of Communication and Information.
The School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) Shadow Day is a program for prospective high school juniors and seniors as well as college transfer students. This program offers attendees an opportunity to meet VCD faculty, talk with current VCD students, tour the VCD facilities and classrooms in the ART Building, attend VCD classes with current VCD students, and receive advising from a VCD advisor.
Dates: COMING BACK IN THE FALL!!! Check back at the end of the summer for the Shadow Day program dates for Fall 2011-Spring 2012.
Contact information: Anita Francisco, email@example.com, 330.672.7856 (or) Cathy Zingrone, firstname.lastname@example.org, 330.672.2950
Along with only three other well-known design schools, the School of Visual Communication Design was listed as a "Top-Ranked Communication Design" school by a contributor to the British Web site eHow.co.uk. Read the posting.
VCD junior Casey Sandala won a Second Place award in a competition sponsored by Indigo Productions. Indigo Productions is a full service multimedia and video production company based in New York City. The award was for her public service announcement project about Child Trafficking. Casey created the multimedia video “Stop The Traffik” in Brian Buirge’s Kinetic + Sequential Graphic Design class last spring when she was a sophomore. Casey learned of the award October 18 and will receive a cash prize.
Link to the video: http://vimeo.com/11579834
The School of VCD is sponsoring a presentation by Studio SSS. Salli Swindell and Nate Padavick will talk about their design and illustration work Wednesday, September 22 from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM in room 317 of the KSU Student Center. Visit these sites to check out their work. www.studiosss.com and www.theydrawandcook.com.
Ruth Turner's design for the "My Voice" Peace Stanza poster won an Award of Excellence in the UCDA (University & College Designers Association) 40th Annual Design Competition. The poster will appear in the 2010 UCDA Design Show, on display at their Design Conference, October 2–5 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The judges evaluated nearly 1,300 entries, awarding 205 awards – 3 Gold Awards, 3 Silver Awards and 196 Awards of Excellence (not including electronic media and green categories.) The poem was written in an outreach project conducted by the Wick Poetry Center with Lori Galambos' 4th Grade Class at Miller South School in Akron. David Hassler, Director of the Wick Poetry Center was the editor. Congratulations Ruth, the design has been a consistent favorite and a top seller!
Join the School of Visual Communication Design in a celebration of the life and creative spirit of Eric May in an exhibition of his work from Type High Press. A Web site about Eric and this exhibition can be viewed at www.theericmayproject.com. Alumni and friends of Eric can contribute thoughts and memories to the site.
The show is to be held at the Downtown Gallery located at:
141 East Main Street in the heart of Kent, Ohio.
Gallery hours are Wednesday – Friday 12-5 PM and Saturday 10-4 PM
Reception: A reception, open to the public, will be held at Saturday, August 14, 2010, 6pm-9pm
On Wednesday, May 5, 2010 WKSU, the local NPR station, featured a story about the Peace Stanzas project created by Glyphix students. In conjunction with the 40th anniversary remembrance events for May 4 1970, reporter Vivian Goodman produced the story "Reconciliation and Peace Through Poetry." Several participants were interviewed about the project and its timely theme of peace, including senior Katie Barnes who used a photo montage to illustrate the poem "Flags Are Flying" by poet Jo Steinhurst. The story can be heard on the WKSU website. All of the designs can be seen on the Traveling Stanzas website and animated versions of several designs can be viewed on Vimeo.com; "Ode to Joy" and "My Voice" with others to be posted soon.
VCD graduate student, Ben Dansby won a first place award in the 2010 West Virginia Flash Festival competition. The juried festival had students from a six-state region competing in categories for best animations, videos and music. Ben's video "Rethinking Measurements" won in the Animation - Educational category and can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/3957084. Ben accepted the award over Skype on Friday, April 23 during the Flash Festiva awards ceremony. He created the video in Professor Gretchen Rinnet's Kinetic & Sequential Graphics II class. Congratulations Ben!