PSU Graphic Design: Press

Friendtorship in the Oregonian! Show this Thursday!

Huzzah! Friendtorship was featured in Monday’s Oregonian! Read the article! And don’t forget to attend the opening of the Friendtorship show on Thursday (see below!)

From the hands of Friendtorship students comes I Am Here, a showcase of work that explores the individual and community aspects of identity. Through weekly workshops, planned and facilitated by PSU students, Centennial Learning Center students created work including maps, personal flags, collages, yearbooks, and identity jars. By creating this work, students explored their personal and collective identity, figuring out where and how we might fit into a bigger world.

I Am Here will be hosted at SoHiTek Gallery, NW 6th & Everett (Everett Street Lofts), on Thursday, December 6th, beginning at 6:00pm.

About Friendtorship: Friendtorship brings together Portland State art and design students with high school students from Centennial Learning Center to make art, build relationships, and have fun. Offered each University quarter, the program aims to increase access to art education for underserved high school students. Led by PSU professor Lis Charman and CLC teacher Conrad Schumacher, Friendtorship is in its third year at PSU, and is always looking for new students to become involved! For more information, check out our blogs: We Are Friendtors or Talking and Making.

Posted in Community, Events, Friendtorship, Press

PSU GD Faculty wins a Fast Company 2012 Innovation By Design Award!

PSU Faculty Travis Kochel was awarded a Fast Company Innovation By Design Award last night for his typeface Chartwell.

Chartwell, says Judge Nicholas Felton, “is an ingenious hack.” This easy-to-use tool could disrupt all manner of chart-making programs, thanks to a clever font system that turns chains of numbers into elegant charts. Tweaking a graph is as simple as changing a number.

Travis currently teaches a section of our Typography One class and is gearing up for teaching Typeface Design next quarter. Congrats Travis! SUPER JOB!

Posted in In The Classroom, Press, PSU Faculty

PSU Adjunct Adam Garcia featured in Los Logos 6!

Congratulations to our very own Adam Garcia for being featured in the excellent Los Logos series. Be sure to spy some of his work in the 6th installment of Los Logos published by the fantastic Gestalten coming out soon! Adam is teaching our ART470 Senior Thesis class this term. Way to go Adam!

Posted in Press, PSU Faculty

Life Long Work Month

How can students change and shape a space? How will they brand and create a collaborative vision in a month? How could this experience influence their work and others?

In 2009, designers Jesse Brown and Chad Kouri created Life Long Work Week. The two artists took over a Chicago storefront, using it as their workspace. In September & October, twelve Portland State Graphic Designers will transform the AB Lobby Gallery into a collaborative studio space. Selected by Portland State University’s Graphic Design faculty, the LLWM.

Follow their progress HERE!

(poster by Zaneta Taylor)

Class of 2012 includes:
Nathan Gale
Alex Taylor
Ashley Turner
Danielle Derham
August Miller
Savannah Julian
Zaneta Taylor
Jeff Frankenhauser
Paige Lehmann
Patricia Kirsch
Chance Tagg
Thomas Huteson

What ____ happens next?
Opening: First day of class – Monday, September 24, 2012
Reception: During Design Week Portland as part of Open Studios /
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Closing: Friday, October 19, 2012

Posted in FoGD Student Group, In The Classroom, Press

Being Graphic: Here, There, Everywhere!

Late last spring our student designed publication about the PSU Graphic Design program was released! If you were not able to get a tangible copy, please feel free to download your very own.

Posted in Community, In The Classroom, News, Press