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A Collage Machine + A Treasured Object: Two MFA Graphic Designers Share Their Work

Jessica Barness, an MFA Graphic Design candidate, is holding an open house to exhibit her thesis project, A (Dis)Connected Twenty-Six, on Thursday, April 26 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in McNeal 233. Visitors are invited to create and print their own collage designs, which will appear alongside Barness' work on Friday, April 27. "In A (Dis)Connected Twenty-Six, the alphabet, Morse code, and collage are used to explore the role of translation in design," explains Barness. "The open house will feature an interactive 'collage machine' as well as code-glitched videos and images." Barness holds a BA and MA from the University of Northern Iowa, and has exhibited most recently in San Francisco, Phoenix, and São Paulo. MFA Graphic Design candidate…

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Jenny Parker Helps Design The 1968 Exhibit at the Minnesota History Center

During her first semester at the College of Design, Jenny Parker (graphic design, museum studies) took a special topics course called Exhibit Design with Lonnie Broden. The class worked with the Minnesota History Center on The 1968 Exhibit (open now through February 20th), which looks at how the experiences of 1968 fueled a persistent, if often contradictory, sense of identity for the people who experienced it. When the semester ended, Parker approached the History Center about a summer internship. They brought her onto their team and she began working on a set of banners for the Homeplace Minnesota lobby. She worked as one of two graphic designers for the 1968 exhibit until it opened last October and continues to…

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