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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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Poster design for the Foundation Studies Triennial Exhibition at Rhode Island School of Design, 2011.
An interview with Matt Monk

VCFA MFA in Graphic Design Co-chair Ian Lynam sat down with Matt Monk, Dean of VCFA and faculty member in the Graphic Design Program to talk about how one goes about starting an MFA Program.

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Mike Scaringe motion graphics work
Process: Michael Scaringe motion graphic work

VCFA MFA in Graphic Design student Michael Scaringe spent a good chunk of the Fall 2014 semester putting together dozens of motion graphics experiments as a large part of his semester study, resulting in this off-kilter and eclectic collection.

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Japanese Graphic Design Magazine History by Ian Lynam
Misruptions / Disruptions

Ian Lynam introduces one of his latest projects — an interactive timeline of Japanese graphic design magazines.

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2 sentences by Aaron Winters
Just A Few More Than Two Sentences

This post is a follow-on by Aaron Winters to a brief but really very spot-on comment Frank Chimero made in regards to making sense of being a contemporary designer.

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Hangul letterpress case boxes from Paju, the book publishing city, just outside of Seoul.
Eyes Without Ears. Ears Without A Voice.

Chris Ro is a designer and educator at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea. Chris was a visiting designer at VCFA’s October 2014 residency where he and Yunim Kim did an amazing presentation about their observations about graphic design, Korea, and the liminality of aspects of culture. Much of this was culled from this amazing essay which Chris wrote a few years ago and which we are happy to share with you here.

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Custom type design for Whole Foods
Ian Lynam’s Custom Type for Whole Foods and Miranda July

VCFA Co-chair and faculty member Ian Lynam just designed custom digital typefaces for Whole Foods and artist Miranda July.

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VCFA student Laura Rossi Garcia to design Hunger Mountain's next issue
VCFA student Laura Rossi Garcia to design Hunger Mountain’s next issue

This news comes on the heels of the recent redesign of the Hunger Mountain online edition.

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SPIN Magazine redesign by VCFA faculty Geoff Halber
Faculty member Geoff Halber’s ETC redesigns SPIN magazine

Everything Type Company (ETC), the graphic design studio run by VCFA faculty member Geoff Halber and partner Kyle Blue recently redesigned SPIN.

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TechnologyWillSaveUs' Gamer
MoMA acquires VCFA GD faculty Bethany Koby’s DIY Gamer Kit for it’s permanent collection!

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York has added Technology Will Save Us’ DIY Gamer Kit to its permanent collection.

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