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Principles and Context: An Introduction to Graphic Design

VCFA MFA in Graphic Design alumnx Patricia Childers will be speaking at the Design Incubation Colloquium 7.1 at Oakland University on Saturday, October 17, 2020at 1 pm EDT.

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What Does a Matriarchal, Anti-Exceptional Design Future Look Like?

On Nov 6, alumna Heather Snyder Quinn will co-present “What Does a Matriarchal, Anti-Exceptional Design Future Look Like?” at The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) with Ayako Takase of Rhode Island School of Design.

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The Children of Loki: Pairing Norse Mythology With Contemporary Visuals to Create a Provocative Narrative

A body of design work, large scale prints, and hand constructed plaster objects by Jimmy Henderson at Design Incubation on October 17th!

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Hello, professor!

VCFA MFA in Graphic Design alumnx Shruthi Manjula Balakrishna joins the faculty of St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX!

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The book cover of my dreams…

VCFA’s MFA in Graphic Design is ecstatic to announce that we’ll be hosting a workshop by Parisian-based skateboarding dreamboat Olivier Lebrun on October 9th as part of our October residency!

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Global Studio Sessions: Johannesburg & Abidjan feat. Jamal Nxedlana, Ngadi Smart and Malick Kebe

Get a glimpse into the practices and realities of three designers based in Ivory Coast and South Africa. VCFA’s MFA in Graphic Design is proud to present three micro-lectures by our Guest Designers, followed by a Q&A moderated by VCFA C-Chair and faculty member Sereina Rothenberger!

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Fall residency guest designer: Antoinette Carroll

We are pleased to announce our first Guest Design for the upcoming October residency at VCFA in the MFA in Graphic Design program: Antoinette D. Carroll!

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Tristen Click at AIGA 2020 Conference!

We are so pleased and so proud to announce that VCFA alumnx Tristen Click will be presenting at the AIGA 2020 Conference!

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SIlas Munro, Matthew Monk & Ian Lynam in IDEA #391

Projects featuring VCFA faculty Matthew Monk, Ian Lynam, and Silas Munro’s studio Polymode have just been published in Japan’s leading graphic design magazine.

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The Impossibility of Silence: Writing for Artists, Designers & Photographers

VCFA’s Ian Lynam has a new book out about how to write about your creative practice.

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Unseen in the Archives: Inclusion and Omission in Inside Out & Upside Down: Posters from CalArts 1970–2019

VCFA’s Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton and Silas Munro in conversation with CalArts’ Michael Worthington in a free public event on Sep 9, 2020.

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A Wounded Fire: Queerness in Black Publications from the Harlem Renaissance with Silas Munro

A special BIPOC Design History talk by Silas Munro hosted by the HBO interactive design team on August 24th!

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The Missing Chapter

A zine featuring black designers, black publications, and black agencies from VCFA’s Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton!

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Prague!

VCFA faculty member Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton’s new zine!

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Apply now: next residency in October!

Check out the program here: https://vcfa.edu/programs/mfa-in-graphic-design/

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