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Process: traversingwithonions by Sondra Graff

traversingwithonions was an interdisciplinary collaboration and a visual and conceptual phantasy conceived by Sondra Graff as a second semester VCFA project. 
(above photo: Ellen Crane, performers: Celeste Hastings & Maia Wechsler)

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Lesia Kuziw for Burton
VCFA alum Lesia Kuziw designs pattern for Burton backpack

Recent graduate Lesia Kuziw has designed the graphics for one of Burton’s super-successful line of youth backpacks for 2015.

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Design for Life by Natalia Ilyin
Design for Life

VCFA faculty member Natalia Ilyin on what the meaning of “good design” really might be.

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Modes of Criticism One
Modes of Criticism

A new international design journal launches with an essay by VCFA GD Co-chair Ian Lynam.

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Books by Ellen Lupton
Incoming 2.0…

Yet more über-exciting news—the second announcement of our visiting designers/critics for the upcoming Spring 2015 VCFA MFA in Graphic Design Residency! Survey says…

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Alex Moya - A Hair Story
A Hair Story

A video VCFA now-alum Alex Moya using lettering made from hair to tell a story about what it means to have or not have body hair.

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Parting It Out by Ian Lynam
Parting It Out Kickstarter

Kickstarter campaign for Ian Lynam’s new book on graphic design, Parting It Out.

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An Interview with VCFA faculty member Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton

Ian Lynam interviews faculty member Tasheka Arceneax-Sutton about her practice, teaching, and the lack of diversity in graphic design.

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Gluekit comes to VCFA's MFA in Graphic Design Residency

OK, folks… we have some exciting news—the first announcement of our visiting designers/critics for the upcoming Spring 2015 VCFA MFA in Graphic Design Residency.

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Migration, Poetry, Typography and Blues

MoMA and Phillips Collection Exhibition Catalog, Jacob Lawrence: Migration Series designed by Faculty member Silas Munro.

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Kanga by Ziddi Msangi
Kanga as a form of visual communication

This post is a transcription of a brilliant lecture by VCFA faculty member Ziddi Msangi about his visual research and exploration of the form and meaning of the African garb, kanga.

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Empty by Yoon Soo Lee
My Korea Study by VCFA Faculty Member YoonSoo Lee

In October of 2012, I decided to study Korea: my curiosity, the long lost memories, the Korean sentiment, how I am Korean, and how I am not Korean. I started a journal where I wrote exclusively in Korean. New connections were made, and what I thought was going to happen did not happen. Deep seeded experiences of gender and race floated to the top. And the content was negotiated through the study of the Korean language and Korean typography. I will share with you the process of what has happened so far.

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VCFA in Best of Central Vermont
Best of Central Vermont!

Best of Central Vermont magazine profiled Vermont College of Fine Arts in its Winter 2014 issue, and the results are in: “High marks for a young college.”

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Clatter of the Snow Queen by Natalia Ilyin
Clatter of the Snow Queen

A “Choose your own adventure” essay by VCFA faculty member Natalia Ilyin.

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Bethany Koby in the news
Bethany Koby in Wired and the Telegraph

VCFA faculty member Bethany Koby has been making a number of appearences in the media lately…

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