Students’ Graphic Design on Display in Usdan

Student graphic design exhibit at Usdan.

Artwork by students enrolled in the Spring 2014 “Introduction to Graphic Design” course is on display at Usdan University Center.

Student graphic design exhibit at Usdan.

Some students selected a book they had read and redesigned the cover, back cover, spine and flaps.

Student graphic design exhibit at Usdan.

Book redesign.

Student graphic design exhibit at Usdan.

Other students developed a system of icons organizing an aspect of their life, an interest, or any other chosen set of information.

Student graphic design exhibit at Usdan.

Students developed an application or imagined use for their icons.

Student graphic design exhibit at Usdan.

The class, ARTS 433, covered the basic principles of graphic design, including composition and form making. Students were challenged to develop the ability to communicate using text and image.

Student graphic design exhibit at Usdan.

Building on a series of exercises that introduces several graphic design fundamentals (such as scale, weight, direction and hierarchy), they were asked to solve simple and complex design problems and work fluidly in multiple formats.

Student graphic design exhibit at Usdan.

The course will be offered again during the Spring 2015 semester.

Olivia Drake

Olivia (M.A.L.S. '08) is editor of the Wesleyan Connection newsletter and campus photographer. I have two dogs, five chickens and 30 house plants. I like snow, photographing firemen and enjoying "stinky" cheeses. Send me your story ideas to newsletter@wesleyan.edu. 

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