ADDY Success for Graphic Design Students

July 12th, 2010 Comments Off on ADDY Success for Graphic Design Students

Four MSU graphic design students won gold ADDYs at the 5 state regional 7th District AAF ADDY competition this year.  Congratulations to Jessie Stribling, Meghan Dunaway, Rob Toombs and Sara Lauderdale.  (The American Advertising Federation, or AAF, “is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry.”  For more about the AAF’s ADDY awards, click here.)

The students went on to compete in the national AAF ADDY competition, where Sara Lauderdale’s work won a national silver ADDY for her series of book covers (see below).

Professor Marita Gootee Receives MAC Fellowship

July 12th, 2010 Comments Off on Professor Marita Gootee Receives MAC Fellowship

Professor Marita Gootee has been awarded a $4400 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission [MAC].  Made possible by funding from the Mississippi Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, the grant will allow Gootee to further explore her Poolside series.

This photographic series explores the dialogue between dreams and reality.  It is terminating with a series of black and white 8×10 Polaroid portrait prints.  To mark the end of hope and innocence,  the individual toys are deflated and laid on a black surface.

See more of Professor Gootee’s work at her website.

Jude Landry’s Poster, Octopus Vulgaris

July 9th, 2010 Comments Off on Jude Landry’s Poster, Octopus Vulgaris

Professor Jude Landry’s Octopus Vulgaris poster has won an honorable mention in the TEDxOilSpill Poster Competition.  It has also been accepted into the The Great Oil Leak 2010 Poster Project and will be exhibited at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, from 14 August to 4 September 2010.

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