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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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Show & Tell: Graphic Means

Posted on Nov 7th, 2017 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

YES! It’s the PSUGD premier of Graphic Means!! Our very own Briar Levit has worked on this film for the last few years and has been traveling around the world screening and talking about it. Now, it’s our turn! Come out and celebrate Graphic Means and Briar! THERE WILL BE POPCORN!

It’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and various ingenious machines and tools that brought type and image together on meticulously prepared paste-up boards, before they were sent to the printer.

Graphic Means, explores graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s—from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF.

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