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Defining Place in Dinkytown

Color and Form Prints

Located on the north side of the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus, Dinkytown is a neighborhood with close ties to the University community. This spring, students in Associate Professor James Boyd Brent’s Color and Form in Surface Design class were challenged to explore the sense of place in this unique neighborhood by designing a series of handmade screen prints. […]

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Stamps of Somalia: Illuminating a Nation

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How do you define a country’s design aesthetic? For recent graphic design graduate Kaamil Haider, it starts with a postage stamp. On display at the 2017 Graphic Design Senior Showcase, Haider’s senior exhibit “Stamps of Somalia: Illuminating a Nation” explored Somalia’s design style through the creation of original postage stamps.   How did you come up with the idea for […]

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Goldstein Museum of Design Celebrates 40 Years

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD). In celebration of this landmark event, the museum is displaying “Seeing 40/40: Forty Years of Collecting at GMD.” This unique exhibit showcases 40 of the over 34,000 pieces in the museum’s collection. In this interview, Lin Nelson-Mayson, director of GMD, and Jean McElvain, GMD’s associate curator, share […]

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Faculty Attend Fashion and Textile Symposium in Beijing

College of Design faculty Elizabeth Bye (Apparel Design), Kim Johnson (Retail Merchandising), and Karen LaBat (Apparel Design) joined apparel marketing and design professionals from nine countries at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) and International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Joint Symposium March 25th-30th. Johnson was on the planning board for this first collaborative event between the two organizations. She also presented research findings. “The new, oral format of the symposium allowed design researchers to discuss research that is inherent in the piece,” explained Bye, who presented Visual Interruption (pictured right), using original surface design to guide the form of the dress and exhibited the design (pictured above). Bye also presented a paper co-authored with Marilyn DeLong, Gozde Goncu-Burk,…

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Wu book available in conjunction with GMD exhibit

In conjunction with the Mao to Now: Chinese Fashion from 1949 to the Present exhibition at the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) through January 9, 2011, Juanjuan Wu‘s (Retail Merchandising) book, Chinese Fashion: From Mao to Now (Berg, 2009), is available for sale in the GMD gallery and office in McNeal Hall. The price of the book is $25.

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Members of college community exhibit at Minnesota State Fair

Monica Fogg‘s (DHA) watercolor, Promise, received an honorable mention in the fine arts exhibit.

Lizzie Hillmann and Silvia Geciova-Borovova Guttmann (both Apparel Design undergraduates) won first place for their skirted suit inspired by turkey feathers. They also received the Sweepstakes award for adult garment and the Treadle award. The suit is displayed in the Creative Arts Building.

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Hat Habitats exhibit at Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

“Off the Top of My Head: Hat Habitats” in the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library gallery features the work of artists Ryan Haro and Cynthia Rapacz. The work is a melange of artistry including photography, design, fashion, and architecture that become fanciful vignettes of the life of the hat. This summer exhibition is on display through August 13, 2010.

Twin Cities native, Ryan Haro, is an architect and photographer. By age 13 he was using a Nikon 35mm film camera “and things took off with my interest in capturing the moments”. Haro subsequently spent hours experimenting with image content. By 2005, he began working with a digital camera that would completely replace his shooting with film cameras. Haro has focused on capturing the work of performance artists. He is currently interested in portfolio concept pieces for artists and performers, as well as live event documentary.

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Image from Off the Top of My Head: Hat Habitats exhibition

Minneapolis based artist, Cynthia Rapacz, is a graduate student at Hamline University. While pursuing her studies, Rapacz continues to create multimedia artworks that focus on culture and the integration of old and new imagery. Her studies abroad for almost five years in South Korea, Italy, China and Japan serve as a platform for art. Rapacz began working with hats in 1999, the inspiration in part from her grandmother’s collection. As her grandmother discarded old hats she began to rework and redesign the pieces, often using just the bones of the hat to make a new creation on an old frame.

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Image from Off the Top of My Head: Hat Habitats exhibition

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Image from Off the Top of My Head: Hat Habitats exhibition

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