Tag Archives: James Boyd Brent

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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Surface Design open house and studio sale December 17, 2010

The Surface Design area within the college’s Graphic Design program are sponsoring an open house and studio sale on December 17, 2010, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., in B9 and B22 McNeal Hall.

Surface Design open house and studio sale 2010

The Surface Design area has had open house events in the past, this is the first one in which visitors will be able to make their own holiday cards using both letterpress and screenprinting. Visitors will also be able to bring their own t-shirts and print on them, and also buy holiday gifts made by students from various classes: Cards, posters, repeat pattern samples, etc. The Graphic Design Student Association (GDSA) will offer their handmade greetings cards and gift tags, raising funds for the student group. It’s an opportunity for the College to see what work is made in the Surface Design area, to make some things themselves, and even to buy some great designs.

“Our Surface Design courses in the Graphic Design program are geared towards screenprinting, dyeing on fabric and paper, and letterpress — but students can also learn other surface design tools such as laser cutting and relief printing, if they want to incorporate these into their work,” said James Boyd Brent (Graphic Design). “In the future we’re keen to expand digital and polymer plate printing. The Surface Design Studio is all about making.”

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Boyd Brent intaglio prints and screenprint on display

James Boyd Brend (Graphic Design) has a series of intaglio prints in Stop the Presses: Graphic Art in a New Light, which opened October 1, 2010 in the lobby gallery of the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center on St. Thomas University’s Saint Paul campus. The exhibit runs through Thursday, November 11, 2010.

Additionally, Boyd Brent has a new screenprint in Poster Offensive 5, running October 29-November 7, 2010 at GALLEY, 1224 Second Street NE, Minneapolis. An opening party will be held Friday, October 29, 2010, 7 p.m.

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Graphic Design faculty participate in UCDA conference

Several Graphic Design faculty members participated in the University and College Designers Association’s (UCDA) fortieth anniversary conference, held in Minneapolis October 2-5, 2010. Daniel Jasper was on a regional design education panel; Carol Waldron, James Boyd Brent, and Steven McCarthy led a “University of Minnesota Day” with workshops in letterpress, silk screen, and graphic design authorship history, respectively; and McCarthy gave a lecture, “Twenty-five Years of Design Authorship: Expression, Communication and Activism” (scroll down to item 26).

Carol Waldron, left, with a UCDA designer using a Vandercook letterpress
Carol Waldron, left, with a UCDA designer using a Vandercook letterpress.

James Boyd Brent, second from left, demonstrates screenprinting with UCDA designers
James Boyd Brent, second from left, demonstrates screenprinting with UCDA designers.

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