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Julie Sittler in Slanted 23
VCFA alumna Julie Sittler in Slanted #23!

Within her essay in Slanted #23, Julie Sittler examines notions of Swiss design in the contemporary American design landscape.

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Julie Sittler Growth installation
Growth: Marshfield Clinic Commission 2014

DJKK Sculpture, a collaborative group of which alumna Julie Sittler is a member (along with David Sittler, Kristin Thielking, and Keven Brunett) designed and built a permanent installation consisting of a steel tree with silk-screened glass leaves, permanently in the Marshfield Clinic’s foyer, Marshfield, WI.  

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VCFA "Shift" exhibition
Class of Spring 2014 “Shift” Exhibit is Online

The faculty and staff of the MFA in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts are pleased to present the Class of Spring 2014 graduate thesis exhibit, “Shift”.

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Dave Peacock in Slanted Magazine #22
Dave Peacock in Slanted Magazine #22!

VCFA faculty member Dave Peacock has an essay published in Germany’s foremost typography magazine featuring work by VCFA students.

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VCFA faculty video intros!
Faculty “Shorts”: Excerpts from MFA in Graphic Design Intro Videos

View excerpts from the MFA in Graphic Design Faculty introductory videos and meet several of these outstanding designers face-to-face.

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Matthew Monk
Matthew Monk: the Overlap in Graphic Design, Mixed Media and Education

Matthew Monk, Academic Dean, founding Faculty Chair of and current faculty in the MFA in Graphic Design, is an award-winning graphic design, artist and inspired educator. He gave a public presentation Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Burlington City Arts as part of AIGA-VT Speakers Series.

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The Man in the Irony Mask
The Man in the Irony Mask

An examination of irony in contemporary culture by VCFA faculty member Natalia Ilyin.

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Ian Lynam at KMU
MFA in Graphic Design Faculty Member, Ian Lynam, Visits South Korea

Tokyo-based designer and faculty member, Ian Lynam, just recently returned from a visit to South Korea, where he spread the word to students of design about the MFA in Graphic Design at VCFA.

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On Glowing by Brian Bednarski
Process: On Glowing

Brian Bednarski’s light-based installation using both IFTTT and WeMo to remotely activate and glow as individuals communicated with each other and shared VCFA work over the internet.

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Bednarski Thesis
Process: Brian Bednarski’s thesis project

A look at Brian Bednarski’s amazing thesis project, “Out of Disorder”.

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Journal_Winters
Process: Journal of Perspective Equilibrium

VCFA alumnus Aaron Winters‘ 52-page perfect bound quasi-parody-scientific journal discussing polarities. In this issue: Optimism vs. Pessimism. The Journal of Perspective Equilibrium was completed during Aaron’s second semester at VCFA. It is a wildly compelling read that explores the extremes of design thinking in contemporary society. Read the whole issue on Issuu!

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Inaugural Graduating Graphic Design Class Presents Thesis Website
Inaugural Graduating Graphic Design Class Presents Thesis Website

The MFA in Graphic Design sends its first graduates into the world of design in October. As a tribute to the hard work, enthusiasm, skill and talent of the students, the class presents a website with a preview of the thesis work that will be on exhibition on the Vermont College of Fine Arts during the October residency.

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Moji no Hakkutsu by Ian Lynam
Moji no Hakkutsu / 文字の発掘

Moji no Hakkutsu is a zine of photos of vernacular signage, lettering and street typography in the south of Japan.

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Letterfirm exhibition
Letterfirm

Letterfirm, an exhibition of international expressive typography in Portland featured the work of a number of VCFA graphic designers.

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Where's the BLACK in graphic design?
Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton Speaks Publicly on Bias in Graphic Design

Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton, faculty, MFA in Graphic Design at VCFA, and assistant professor of graphic design at Southeastern Louisiana University gave public lectures this past spring titled “Where’s the Black in Graphic Design?”

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