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VCFA at Otis Design Week
VCFA at OTIS Design Week

VCFA alumnus Aaron Winters and MFA candidate Michael Scaringe will be participating in Otis College of Art and Design MFA Graphic Design Program’s 5th annual Design Week from June 21-27, 2015. They will be giving a public presentation on June 21, highlighting their experiences at VCFA in the MFA in Graphic Design Program.

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Five years of guests at VCFA's MFA in Graphic Design Program!
VCFA MFA Graphic Design Guest Designers 2011-2015: The First Five Years

One of the things that really makes VCFA’s low residency program so exciting are the amazing individuals and teams that we have invited to the school to participate in our April and October residencies. As VCFA’s MFA in Graphic Design program has turned five years old, we thought we’d share with you a a roll call of the amazing creatives we’ve had visit the program and participate in lectures, workshops, critiques, guest teaching, and other activities. Check out who has joined us in lovely Montpelier, Vermont previously!

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Huh? #9: A micro-interview with Rick Poynor

An interview with writer, critic, lecturer and curator Rick Poynor, founder of Eye Magazine and co-founder of Design Observer. Within, they chat about where design writing, photography, and speculative futures.

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Bethany Koby at MakerCon
Bethany Koby interviewed at MakerCon!

A video interview with VCFA faculty Bethany Koby about the relationship between young people and technology! Check it out!

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Huh? #8: A micro-interview with Taro Yumiba of Typecache

An interview with Taro Yumiba, one of the team that runs TypeCache — an online index for type foundries and font sellers, and showcases their collections of type.

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HUH? #7: A not-so-micro-interview with Joshua Hardisty and Mitch Goldstein of THROUGH PROCESS

VCFA MFA in Graphic Design Chair Ian Lynam recently chatted with Mitch Goldstein and Joshua Namdev Hardisty of the graphic design podcast Through Process. Interview subjects on Through Process have included amazing design educators like CCA’s Martin Venezky, Cranbrook’s Elliott Earls, Yale’s Michael Rock and VCFA’s own Silas Munro and Jason Alejandro. That these two guys make the time to make a podcast about their field of work is amazing, especially considering that they both have teaching careers on top of their own design studios.

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Ian Lynam on Yokoo Tadanori on Red Bull Music Academy
The Album Design of Yokoo Tadanori

Ian Lynam has just published a new essay about the album cover design of legendary Japanese graphic designer Yokoo Tadanori.

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HUH? #6: A micro-interview with Corey Holms

Q: What do the Sopranos, The Watchmen, Where The Wild Things Are, and a ton of other pop culture stuff have in common?
A: A micro-interview with movie poster/type/a lot of other stuff designer Corey Holms about design, aesthetics, and protein.

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Ray& Egon& Peter& Winston.

Ghostbusters. A new graphic design practice. WHAT???

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HUH? #5: A micro-interview with E*Rock!

An interview with Portland musician, artist, disk jockey, and digital hustler Eric W. Mast, a.k.a. E*Rock!

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New book from HAMMER!

A new book from our next visiting designers, Hammer!

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Julia Kahl Slanted Huh interview VCFA
Huh? #4: A micro-interview with Julia Kahl of Slanted

Within, we get the rundown from Julia Kahl, co-owner of Slanted about her take on graphic design publishing, type design, and the state of content today!

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Natalia Ilyin on Home
Where’s Home?

An essay by VCFA Faculty member Natalia Ilyin on the concept of “home”.

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Huh: An interview with Lullatone
Huh? #3: A micro-interview with Lullatone

A chat with the band Lullatone about music, design, and how the two intersect in their vibrant, Nagoya, Japan-based practice.

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Julie Sittler in Slanted #25
Julie Sittler in Slanted #25

VCFA MFA in Graphic Design alumna Julie Sittler has a new essay in Slanted #25. This issue of Slanted is based on the theme of “Paris”.

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