Graphic design emphasis coordinator discusses work with the Bernard Malamud Library

May 2nd, 2014 Comments Off on Graphic design emphasis coordinator discusses work with the Bernard Malamud Library

Professor Jude Landry

Assistant Professor Jude Landry

Jude Landry, assistant professor and graphic design emphasis coordinator in the Department of Art, was recently interviewed by Sean McDonald with Work in Progress about his work on the Bernard Malamud Library.

See the work and read the interview here.

MSU CAAD Faculty Art Exhibit open now through March 29

February 4th, 2014 Comments Off on MSU CAAD Faculty Art Exhibit open now through March 29

(photo by Lori Neuenfeldt)

(photo by Lori Neuenfeldt)

By: Lori Neuenfeldt

Opening today in the Visual Arts Center (VAC) Gallery is a show of works created by faculty from the MSU College of Architecture, Art and Design.

Visitors to the gallery will see the diverse styles of the artists that include samples of painting, sculpture, photography, furniture design, graphic design, fiber art and printmaking. The works range from representational images depicting figures and portraits to explorations of abstract forms, colors, text and shapes.

Many students in the Department of Art look forward to the faculty exhibit, which typically occurs every other year, as it allows them to see the work and research of their professors.

The 19 faculty and staff artists represented are Chad Anderson, Peter Bain, Alex Bostic, Adrienne Callander, Neil Callendar, Brent Funderburk, Marita Gootee, Rowan Haug, Jeffery Haupt, Jude Landry, Dominic Lippillo, Robert Long, Gregory Martin, Tim McCourt, Soon Ee Ngoh, Jamie Mixon, Linda Sekinger, Jake Weigel and Jim West.

Many of the pieces in the show have won awards or have been part of juried exhibitions. For example, Jamie Mixon’s concert poster for Pink created for the Verizon Arena won an Award of Excellence from the professional creative journal Communication Arts; Jude Landry’s design of The United States of America for a T-shirt print also received recognition from Communication Arts and is represented in the gallery show as a wood cut; Marita Gootee’s “DollarTree Rex,” a cyanotype photogram of a toy purchased from a DollarTree store, recently exhibited at Lightbox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, Ore.

There will be a reception for the show at the VAC Gallery on Thurs., Feb. 20 from 5 –7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

The Visual Arts Center Gallery is located at 808 University Drive. Hours of operation: Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Saturday 2 – 4p.m. For more information please call 662-325-2970.

Read the story on MSU’s website.

Department of Art professors win international typography excellence awards

January 10th, 2014 Comments Off on Department of Art professors win international typography excellence awards

CA_AwardOfExcellence_WebsmallCommunication Arts, a professional journal for those involved in creativity in visual communications, has published the results of its fourth annual typography competition, the most exclusive major typography competition in the world. Department of Art graphic design professors Jamie Burwell Mixon and Jude Landry have won Awards of Excellence in CA’s Typography Annual 4.

Of the 1,498 entries submitted to the fourth annual typography competition, only 152 were selected by a jury of respected creative professionals, representing the work of 132 type designers, hand-letterers, design firms, agencies, publishers and in-house creative departments.

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Mixon’s Award of Excellence is for her concert poster created for the Verizon Arena performance of the singer, Pink. Mixon’s design features original illustration and hand lettering.

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Landry was recognized for his “United States of America” shirt design featuring his original hand lettering.

A series of posters created by BFA graphic design alumna, Carolyn Sewell, is featured as well. She currently lives and works as a designer in Washington, D.C.

Jurors were: Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich, de Vicq design, New York, NY; Sibylle Hagmann, Kontour, Houston, Texas; Erik Marinovich, Friends of Type, San Francisco, Calif.

The selected projects are featured in Typography Annual 4, the January/February 2014 issue of Communication Arts, both in print and on the iPad and online. With the largest international circulation of any trade journal on visual communications, having work selected is considered a significant professional milestone to the creators and publishers of these award-winning projects.

Communication Arts is a professional journal for designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, agencies, illustrators, photographers and everyone involved in visual communications. Through its editorials, feature articles and the annual competitions it sponsors, CA provides new ideas and information, while promoting the highest professional standards for the field.

Department of Art professor featured on WCBI

November 19th, 2013 Comments Off on Department of Art professor featured on WCBI

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On Nov. 12, Jude Landry, assistant professor and graphic design emphasis coordinator, was featured on WCBI’s Mid-Morning with Aundrea segment.

Landry discussed graphic design and his background in art as well as career opportunities for students studying graphic design.

Click here to watch the video.

Landry also discussed the growing Department of Art at MSU.

Click here to watch the video.

Department of Art professor to serve as featured artist in West Point festival

August 30th, 2013 Comments Off on Department of Art professor to serve as featured artist in West Point festival

Jude Landry

Jude Landry

Jude Landry, assistant professor in the Department of Art, has been selected as this year’s featured artist for the Prairie Arts Festival in West Point.

The festival is Sat., Aug. 31, and will feature local artists, vendors and musicians.

Landry designed and silk-screened the poster for the event in a limited edition run of 50 prints.  The poster can be purchased online here.

Graphic design students win top awards in national design competition

July 23rd, 2013 Comments Off on Graphic design students win top awards in national design competition

Alaina Anglin's poster entry won the Gold Award. The image features a gig poster, T-shirt and two advertisements for the European concert tour of The Gaslight Anthem.

Alaina Anglin’s poster entry won the Gold Award. The image features a gig poster, T-shirt and two advertisements for the European concert tour of The Gaslight Anthem.

Mississippi State University graphic design students won 10 top awards in the 2013 National REAL Show sponsored by the Art Director’s Club of Washington, D.C. There were 248 entries from 11 different schools with 31 pieces selected to be in the show.

In the Poster Category, Alaina Anglin won a Gold Medal, Matt Motes  and Ashley Coulter won Silver Awards, and Brooke Boyd and Cayla Boyd won Merit Awards.

In the Identity Category, Robbie Richardson and Paige McDonnell won a Silver Award, and Katie Tully, Katelyn Howard and Emma Geiger won Merit Awards.

The work was created in Professors Jamie Burwell Mixon, Jude Landry and Jamie Runnells’ classes in the spring 2013 semester.

The Real Show is an annual competition giving college students from around the nation the opportunity to solve real-life communication design problems. This year, students competed in the areas of identity, web design, poster design and editorial design. The work was exhibited at the DC Design Center in Washington in April.

Art faculty present summer exhibit

May 15th, 2013 Comments Off on Art faculty present summer exhibit

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The Department of Art faculty have an exhibit open through June in the Cullis Wade Depot Gallery: It’s What I Do.

Read more on MSU’s website.

Professor Jude Landy part of Boston exhibit

January 8th, 2013 Comments Off on Professor Jude Landy part of Boston exhibit

Jude Landry

Jude Landry, professor in the Department of Art, has work in Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012. The exhibit will be at the Stephen D. Paine Gallery, South Hall in the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Mass., from Jan. 15-March 2. An opening reception will be held on Jan. 29.

Graphic Advocacy is the third exhibition in a trilogy focused on socially conscious posters. It takes a concentrated look at how new technologies have influenced posters agitating for peace, social justice, environmental defense and liberation from oppression for our increasingly wired world. Graphic Advocacy features 122 poster works from 32 countries.

It was curated by Elizabeth Resnick, Professor, Chair, Graphic Design, Massachusetts College of Art ad Design.

Art professor designs posters via screen printing

November 9th, 2012 Comments Off on Art professor designs posters via screen printing

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(By DANIEL HART | The Reflector)

Assistant professor of art Jude Landry does not teach notorious subjects like calculus, physics or chemistry. Although he said he excelled at them in school, classes such as screen printing, where students learn to design and print posters, are his specialty. Just one among the graphic design courses he teaches, Landry’s screen printing class was brought to Mississippi State University with his return to the South. Continuing what he said has become a primary course in his repertoire, Landry constructed the class from scratch.

“I had taught a screen printing course in Illinois as a special topics graphic design class, and they wanted me to continue that here, so we set up a screen printing facility in Briscoe Hall. I’ve been teaching the class ever since,” he said.

In a time of commonplace digital technology, Landry said screen printing is his chosen method of producing work due to its inherent tactile qualities and broad range of possibilities.

“Screen printing is a valuable process today because it has a thicker layer of ink. You can print with metallic inks and colored papers these (digital) printers can’t use; it gives them a different quality you can’t reproduce,” he said.

The subject of the class is a natural extension of his inclinations, as Landry said poster design is his preferred format of work.

“I fell in love with posters in school. The possibilities are so wide. Throughout the past century, a lot of graphic design that was at the forefront of being innovative and creative was poster design,” he said. “Some of my design heroes are poster artists; it’s a simple format, a blank sheet of paper like a canvas for an artist.”

Landry said an infatuation with posters was a catalyst behind his decision to pursue graphic design, rather than architecture, at Louisiana Tech University.

“I had drawn some stuff in Microsoft Paint in high school, and I fell in love with posters and logos. I don’t think in high school I knew what graphic design was,” he said. “When I visited LA Tech and saw the work their students were producing, I thought, ‘This is pretty cool stuff, and I want to check it out,’ so I switched my major,” he said.

Landry said another graphic design element of particular interest to him is the creation of typography.

“Typography is what makes graphic design very unique; if you’re not using typography, you’re probably an illustrator or artist,” he said.

Though he has no formal education in lettering, Landry said he is self-taught and creates his own type projects to hone his skills.

“I’ve drawn entire alphabets, but never made them into a working font. To make a font you have to design uppercase, lowercase, numbers and punctuation. One day I’ll be able to knock out a whole font and feel good about it, like it’s competent,” he said.

“Not like Comic Sans or something,” he added with a laugh.

As both educator and artist, Landry said the personal work he does outside the required 18 hours of class contact time a week is either paid freelance work or personally-driven projects.

“A lot of the freelance work I do is custom illustration type design and logo making. Time not spent on paid freelance work is spent creating my own art prints and selling them online and at art and craft festivals,” he said.

Landry said he has spent time building his portfolio since he began selling at festivals and focuses on local opportunities to display his work.

“There are lots close by. I do the Cotton District Arts Festival, the Prairie Arts Festival in West Point, one in Jackson; I’ve started doing some in Nashville,” he said.

Aside from these unique opportunities to view and purchase Landry’s work, his posters, prints and T-shirts can be viewed and bought through his website, judelandry.com.

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