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Girls Go Digital
Girls Go Digital!

A video documenting VCFA student Rachel Ramsay’s project Girls Go Digital!

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Silas Munro at CalArts
Silas Munro Desk Crits at CalArts

Silas Munro stopped by the CalArts grad studios to offer the MFA 2 design students some advice as they start their thesis projects.

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Making Meaning RISD
Matt Monk and Nikki Juen at RISD

Founding faculty members Nikki Juen and Matthew Monk delivered a lecture and six-day workshop in the graphic design program at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) early in October this year.

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Balance - 2014 VCFA MFA in Graphic Design Thesis Show
VCFA Fall 2014 Thesis Show – “Balance”

October 15, 2014 saw the launch of “Balance”, the VCFA Fall 2014 MFA Graphic Design Thesis show at 54 Main Street in Montpelier, Vermont.

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The Readies
Process: The Readies

The Readies is a collaborative experimental publication produced by VCFA MFA in Graphic Design student Jason Alejandro. Jason and fellow student Aaron Winters were joined by designers Benjamin Shaykin and Nicholas Stover in the creation of this 20 page, two-color booklet, printed on Risograph. Each contributor did a ‘blind’ or improvised illustration of a section of the overall […]

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Ta Da! A Show of Graphic Design from VCFA
Ta Da! A Show of Graphic Design from VCFA

Alumna Leslie Tane curated the exhibition “Ta Da!”, a show, which in her words, “questions the definition of graphic design by using graphic design processes”.

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VCFA Faculty at Hongik University
XD24!

VCFA faculty Yoon Soo Lee, Ziddi Msangi and Ian Lynam recently participated in the XD24 International Design lecture roundtable and workshop at Hongik University, initiated by faculty member, amazing host and VCFA Visiting Critic/Designer Chris Ro. The students made FIVE different poster designs for the event! The roundtable was moderated by Jiwon Lee, one of our very favorite human […]

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VCFA invitational
MFA in Graphic Design Invitational Unveils at Studio Place Arts

Jennifer Renko, Director of the MFA in Graphic Design program at VCFA, is pleased to announce the first MFA in Graphic Design Invitational opening June 13, 2014 at Studio Place Arts (SPA) in Barre, VT.

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Silas Munro and Jason Alejandro on Through Process
Let’s get Caddywhompus!

Should you get an MFA? And if so, what kind of school should you go to? On Through Process, an exciting graphic design-oriented podcast, co-hosts Mitch Goldstein and Joshua Namdev Hardisty speak with Silas Munro, faculty chair of the Vermont College of Fine Arts’ low-residency MFA program in Graphic Design, and Jason Alejandro, who is currently enrolled in the program.

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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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