Furniture making course wraps up

December 8th, 2016 Comments Off on Furniture making course wraps up

(Photos via Critz Campbell)

The furniture making course, ART 4733, taught by Associate Professor and Sculpture Coordinator Critz Campbell had another succesful semester.

Throughout the course, students worked on sketching, mocking up, drafting, prototyping and fabricating chair designs.

According to Campbell, most students employed a common curved element in their back and seat. The curved wood is maple skateboard decking material, and the curve is created by laminating seven layers of the decking material together.

The curved elements were then vacuum-formed on a mold made in the class.

Students in the course this semester included: Darren Cheairs Izzy Cottrell Mikayla Evans Cecillia Lemus Chauncey Mangum Alison Meeler Josh Meyer Alliegh Moffett Ryne Riebock Matthew Rogers Kenan Simpkins Shaquita Woodson

Design I class installs work at Sudduth Elementary

December 7th, 2016 Comments Off on Design I class installs work at Sudduth Elementary

(Photos by Megan Bean | Mississippi State University and submitted)

For their final project, students in Brittany Spencer's Design I class completed a community installation at Sudduth Elementary School in Starkville.

Earlier in the semester, a committee at the elementary school chose two quotes for students to base designs on: "Plant Kindness, Grow Love" and "Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti."

Each of Spencer's students proposed three designs based on the two quotes. Those proposed designs were eventually narrowed down by a vote to the top three designs for each quote, and the Sudduth committee chose the final designs.

The MSU students then cut out these designs by hand on vinyl and decorated the school's hall windows.

Students who were a part of the installation include: Ashtyn Carpenter Caroline Fitzwater Tess Frazier Karleigh Harfst Megan Henry Hayden Hunt Haley Lawrence Eric Lindsey Savanah Martinez Meghan Norman (her design was chosen for the theme "Plant Kindness, Grow Love") Elise Sears Melissa Sones(her design was chosen for the theme "Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti") Mary Katherine Swindoll Anna Terry Deremy Triplett

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This is the second community installation done by Spencer's Design I students. Read more about the previous installation in Howell Building.

Graphic design senior accepted to international student competition

December 6th, 2016 Comments Off on Graphic design senior accepted to international student competition

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"#VIEWS" by Aubrey Pohl

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Pohl's poster on display

Aubrey Pohl, a senior graphic design major at MSU, recently had a poster accepted as 1 of 50 finalists in the 9th Annual Skopje International Student Competition.

"#VIEWS" was designed as part of an Advanced Typography Independent Study with Assistant Professor Cassie Hester.

The 2016 competition theme was "Identity in Crisis," and entries were judged by a prestigious panel of international designersFinn Nygaard (Denmark), Fons Hickman (Germany), Michel Bouvet (France), Rysard Kaja (Poland) and Toni Vasikj (the Republic of Macedonia).

The Skopje Poster Festival kicked off on Nov. 22. All 50 finalists of the were exhibited at the Museum of Skopje (city museum) in Skopje, the Republic of Macedonia, through November 30.

MSU graphic design student work featured in Sappi’s new paper promotion

December 5th, 2016 Comments Off on MSU graphic design student work featured in Sappi’s new paper promotion

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spread featuring Crosby Arboretum series

A series of posters celebrating MSU's Crosby Arboretum will be featured in Sappi Fine Papers' latest promo titled "Verticals." 

Currently in production, "Verticals" features excellent graphic design projects from universities across the country.

Phillip Bajoras, a December 2015 graduate, designed the poster series in Assistant Professor Cassie Hester’s spring 2015 Intro to Print Production class. Bajoras is currently working at a screen printing shop in Alabama.

The promo was curated and designed by Studio Hinrichs in San Francisco, Calif. Kit Hinrichs—recipient of the prestigious AIGA Medal—is principal and creative director.

Be sure to request the latest promos and samples from Sappi!

One Night Only show held

December 5th, 2016 Comments Off on One Night Only show held

(photos by Aaron McElfish)
A “One Night Only” exhibition featuring MSU Department of Art students was held on Thurs., Dec. 1 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Howell Hall Metal Shop (room 111).

Students showcased were: Erin Frazier - Graphic Design Sarah Prater - Fine Art & Graphic Design Jose Vasquez - Photography Anna Zollicoffer - Fine Art & Graphic Design

Reception held for fall 2016 graphic design seniors

December 2nd, 2016 Comments Off on Reception held for fall 2016 graphic design seniors

(photos by Aaron McElfish)
Works of six fine art seniors specializing in graphic design at Mississippi State are on display Nov. 29-Dec. 7 at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery. A reception for “Half Dozen” was held on Thurs., Dec. 1. The “Half Dozen” exhibitors include (by hometown): BALTIMORE, Maryland—Lorianna A. Livingston. GREENVILLE—Adey A. Efrem. JACKSON—Brian T. Ballou. MERIDIAN—Andrea M. “Andee” Schuurman. She also is pursuing a bachelor’s in fashion design and merchandising in the School of Human Sciences. PASCAGOULA—Katherine L. “Kaylie” Mitchell. PASS CHRISTIAN—Matthew C. Garriga.

Art student wins Silver in 2016 Graphis New Talent Competition

November 30th, 2016 Comments Off on Art student wins Silver in 2016 Graphis New Talent Competition

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Trey Hardin (spring 2015 graphic design alumnus) recently won a Silver award in the international 2016 Graphis New Talent Competition.

Hardin's beverage packaging, Bauer Brewery, was created in Assistant Professor Cassie Hester's spring 2015 Intro to Print Production class.

His work is showcased in an online gallery and printed in a hardbound annual that is now available for purchase. 

Five MSU classmates also received Merit Awards in the competition and are also featured in the online gallery: Joe Cain, JD Cox, Daniel Jackson, Kimberlin Singletary and Mark Slawson.

The 2016 Graphis New Talent competition received 1017 international entries, and the following distinctions were awarded:

  • 23 Platinum Awards
  • 176 Gold Awards 
  • 222 Silver Awards 
  • 532 Merit Awards

Graphis is an international bastion of excellence in design and visual imagery committed to presenting and promoting the work of exceptional talent in graphic design, advertising, photography and art/illustration.

Graduating graphic design majors at MSU present ‘Half Dozen’ exhibition

November 29th, 2016 Comments Off on Graduating graphic design majors at MSU present ‘Half Dozen’ exhibition

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University Half_Dozen_Exhibit_Poster Works of six fine art seniors specializing in graphic design at Mississippi State are on display Nov. 29-Dec. 7 at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery. Free to all, the second-floor “Half Dozen” exhibition at the university’s Welcome Center celebrates the conclusion of the students’ art department studies. The portfolio works range from illustrative poster designs and eye-catching advertisements to crisp web layouts and entertaining packaging. In addition to the physical displays, individual portfolio books and self-promotionals will be available for viewing on opening night. For a preview, visit www.halfdozenmsu.com. A 6-7 p.m. opening reception in the students’ honor will be held Thursday [Dec. 1] at the Cullis Wade gallery. Complimentary refreshments provided by The Veranda in Starkville will be served. Note: The reception is canceled due to inclement weather. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more, see at bit.ly/MSUArtGalleriesFB. According to Assistant Professor Suzanne Powney, “This year’s exhibition theme ‘Half Dozen’ is inspired by the six graduating seniors who are taking their final steps toward leaving the nest and beginning their careers.” The “Half Dozen” exhibitors include (by hometown): BALTIMORE, Maryland—Lorianna A. Livingston. GREENVILLE—Adey A. Efrem. JACKSON—Brian T. Ballou. MERIDIAN—Andrea M. “Andee” Schuurman. She also is pursuing a bachelor’s in fashion design and merchandising in the School of Human Sciences. PASCAGOULA—Katherine L. “Kaylie” Mitchell. PASS CHRISTIAN—Matthew C. Garriga. Additional gallery information is available from Powney at 662-325-2970 or suzanne@blackdogletterpress.com. Part of MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design, the Department of Art is home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program. For more, visit www.caad.msstate.edu. MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

MSU photography, graphic design represented in Creative Quarterly 46

November 29th, 2016 Comments Off on MSU photography, graphic design represented in Creative Quarterly 46

Mississippi State University was again well represented in a major international publication. Based in New York City, Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design showcases graphic design, illustration, photography and fine art works of talented students and professionals worldwide.
"Play Nice, Deary" | Ronnie Robinson

"Play Nice, Deary" | Ronnie Robinson

"Surfacing" | Ronnie Robinson

"Surfacing" | Ronnie Robinson

Ronnie Robinson, a senior art major (photography), recently received "Winner" status in the student photography category for two of her images: "Play Nice, Deary" and "Surfacing." As a winner, Robinson's work will be featured on the Creative Quarterly website but also published in the 2017 spring edition of the CQ Journal. She was one of two students in the photography category to receive winner status.
"Girl with Horns" | Ronnie Robinson

"Girl with Horns" | Ronnie Robinson

Robinson was will also have an image in the "Runner-Up" student section of CQ website. Her image titled "Girl with Horns" is a multi-paneled cyanotype photogram.
"Rome" | Anna Zollioffer

"Rome" | Anna Zollicoffer

Also in the ‘Runner-Up” student section is Anna Zollicoffer, a senior graphic design student, with her whimsical poster series titled "Rome."
"Hospital Bathroom" | Professor Marita Gootee

"Hospital Bathroom" | Professor Marita Gootee

Professor Marita Gootee received "Runner-Up" in the professional category for her photography titled "Hospital Bathroom." In addition to Barnes & Noble and other major retail bookstores, issues of the publication may be purchased online at www.CQJournal.com.

Reception held for “Contact F16: BFA Photography Thesis Exhibition”

November 28th, 2016 Comments Off on Reception held for “Contact F16: BFA Photography Thesis Exhibition”

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A reception was held on Nov. 22 for the “Contact F16: BFA Photography Thesis Exhibition." The exhibit celebrates the final year of art department studies for Sydney V. Armer of Birmingham, Ala. Read more about the exhibit.

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