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Hot Off the Press…It’s ORIGINAL!

Posted on Apr 13th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt


Hot off the press, it’s Original, a publication produced by students from winter term’s Portland Design History class!  PSUGD students conducted original research about the people, brands and publications that laid the foundation of Portland’s design scene in the 1960s and 1970s. You can view a printed copy of this publication in the A&D office when “in real life” classes return. In the meantime, you can download the publication today and read about the “naughty and nice” illustrations and artwork of Bennet Norrbo; the iconic design of Jantzen and how it defined advertising for sportswear; or learn about the witty and understated ad design and films of Homer Groening. View more yummy Portland Design History content online: www.pdxdesignhistory.com or Insta: @portlanddesignhistory #portlanddesignhistory

This publication was made in Melissa Delzio’s DES 399 in winter term! Nice work all!

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Letters By the Bay! Info session Feb 12th!

Posted on Feb 10th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

A 3-day typography experience in San Francisco with a focus on design history, book design and lettering.
PSUGD takes on San Francisco in this 3-day trip during Spring term 2020 filled with hands-on workshops, a deep dive into the Letterform Archive, an exploration of book arts, type design, and a tour of one of the U.S.’s most prominent publishing houses, Chronicle Books.
https://psu.gd/letters-by-the-bay/

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Letters by the Bay Info Sessions!

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

A 3-day typography experience in San Francisco with a focus on design history, book design and lettering.

Info Sessions are Feb 6th from 1 to 2 pm in room 320 and Feb 12th from 11 to 12 pm in 320!

PSUGD takes on San Francisco in this 3-day trip during Spring term 2020 filled with hands-on workshops, a deep dive into the Letterform Archive, an exploration of book arts, type design, and a tour of one of the U.S.’s most prominent publishing houses, Chronicle Books.
https://psu.gd/letters-by-the-bay/

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Sign up for the History of Nike Exhibition!

Posted on Oct 28th, 2019 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

AIGA (the professional association for design) has teamed up with Nike on an exhibition that will feature 20 years of communications design with books and printed materials showcasing the design history of Nike. The exhibition has docents provided by Nike to give private tours through the materials and help explain the goals and ambitions of each work. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to see exhibition design, products, and advertising material around sports, branding, print design, and visual communication. They have set aside specific time slots for groups of up to 30 college students and faculty to visit the show on various dates in November. The exhibition is free but is viewable by reservation only.

PSU Students + Faculty can sign up for a tour here:
https://forms.gle/DHoGxeeaV4Nn8yfy6

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Follow PSUGD Design History on Instagram!

Posted on Oct 28th, 2019 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Briar Levit’s Graphic Design History class has their own instagram! Follow along and read student postings on different aspects of GD History. PSST: We also have other program instagrams if you are looking to follow: PSUGD, COMMA, PSUGD RISOPSUGDFRESH,FRIENDTORSHIP, A+D PROJECTS,  FOGD and I am pretty sure that I am forgetting more 🙂 Give them all a follow!

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