PSU Graphic Design: Design History

Poster Talk! Thursday Eve 12/9. 6pm. Shattuck Hall.

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Thursday evening, December 9th in Shattuck Hall at 6pm. Joint talk with Architecture Department.

Editor Edward Morris will speak about his book,

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Meet the Eames!

The following is a repost of a piece written by one of our lovely graphic design professors here at PSU, Briar Levit. In case some of you don’t know, Briar is art director at Bitch Magazine and wrote about the groundbreaking designers Ray and Charles Eames for Bitch’s weekly art blog post, SM{ART}. Hope you enjoy it.

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Back in the day, when I just just a wee fledgling designer

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Guest Post: Adventures in Feministory: Stepanova and Popova

Guest Post by Adjunct Professor Briar Levit. This was first published on the Bitch Magazine blog where she works as Art Director. 

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Stepanova and Popova, Stepanova Textile

As a graphic designer, my interests in innovative women of history are often strongest for those involved in visual arts. And as a former student of Russian and a devoted Russophile, my obsession with designers of post-revolutionary Russia is off the charts. Enter Varvara Stepanova and Liubov Popova. These two artist/designers were part of the original crew of Constructivists working within Lenin's ambitious "Plan of Monumental Propaganda" (1918). Although it sounds kind of scary

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