Category Archives: Graphic Design

Local Food, Local Grocers: Posters to Promote Eating Sustainably in Rural Minnesota

For residents of rural Minnesota, eating sustainably year-round can be a challenge. This spring, a graphic design class created posters to promote a key link in the local food chain: small grocery stores. “In some areas of rural Minnesota, just as in some parts of the city, residents—especially those with limited mobility—struggle to find and purchase healthy food ingredients. Farmers […]

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You’re Invited: Final Reviews, Receptions, and Events

Join students, faculty, and staff at the College of Design for final presentations and receptions showcasing design projects and research from our various disciplines. Events will take place on the University of Minnesota East Bank and St. Paul campuses. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for updates, photos, and videos. April 27 – May 3 | Master of Fine […]

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New Woodchuck Journals: Sustainably Sourced, Handcrafted, Student-Designed

UMN design fraternity APX and Woodchuck USA put out a national call for their journal design competition, but they found their winners right in McNeal Hall. Work by graphic design students Rishi Murugesan and Dana Kingery is gracing the covers of this winter’s designer edition journals! Murugesan’s journal was inspired by his favorite places throughout Minnesota. “I divided the state […]

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Advertising Club Explores Chicago’s Ad Industry

Guest post by Sassa Kangas. Students in the Advertising Club had the opportunity to explore the world of advertising in Chicago this winter break. Four of the College of Design’s graphic design students who participated were able to get a first-hand look at the life in an advertisement agency, receiving private tours of Critical Mass, HAVAS, Leo Burnett, and Upshot. […]

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Humor with a Sense of Design

During her sophomore year, Andy Erikson (Graphic Design ‘09) skipped typography class to audition for Last Comic Standing, but didn’t even make it through the door. “I waited all morning, but there were people lined up all the way around the block. I didn’t even make it into the building to audition,” she remembered. The next time her typography class […]

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Design Camp: Learning, Playing, and Making a Mess

Over the summer, children filled McNeal hall with Rube Goldberg machines, paper sculptures, and piles of stones. They explored problem solving, creativity, form-making, design thinking, and innovation at Design Camp, run by PhD students Jody Lawrence (Interior Design) and Sarah Alfalah (Graphic Design). The camp was offered for ages 9 to 15 through the University Youth & Community Programs Discovering […]

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Illustrating the Great Minnesota Get-Together

Adam Turman (Design Communications ’99)’s favorite part about the Minnesota State Fair isn’t the seed art, or the Miracle of Birth, or anything on a stick. It’s the people-watching. “We call the State Fair ‘the Great Minnesota Get-Together,’ and it really is. Whenever I go, I see how it brings together all different types of people.” When he got an […]

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