The images below are some of the first attempts the GDC faculty has made at screen printing. We are learning, but very slowly. The wild-cards in the process right now seems to be learning to coat the screens properly and figuring out our exposure time.
Kevin Tong is a freelance illustrator living and working in Los Angeles. He is well known for his striking limited edition, screen-printed posters commissioned by major bands (The Black Keyes and Bon Ivers) and major movies such as Gravity, UP and Wall-E. Kevin will spend all day at Bismarck State College talking to art and graphic design classes during the day and will give an evening presentation discussing his work and creative/artistic process. The evening presentation is free and open to the public.
April 30, Wednesday, 7:30 at the Sidney J. Lee Auditorium
The American Advertising Federation is the oldest advertising group in the United States. AdFed’s annual awards ceremony is like the Oscars of the design community. The awards are given regionally with Fargo being home base for the region North Dakota is part of.
Bismarck State College was well represented at the Addy Awards Feb. 28 bringing home five Addys including two gold award winners.
Silver awards went to Trey Bruce, Angela Lipp, and Jacob Wetzel. Gold winners were Lindsey Hefta and the Sophomore Class of 2013 for Proof Magazine.
The students from the Graphic Design and Communications Club attended the awards banquet and did a great job representing BSC.
Of the 19 total awards given to students by AdFed, 12 went to students of two-year programs, both Bismarck State College and Minnesota State Community and Technical College. The remaining seven awards were divided between Minot State University, North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead.
The sophomore Graphic Design and Communications students have been working hard to learn about studio lighting. The first projects involve inanimate objects - they don’t move and don’t complain.
The latest project is beverage photography. It’s tricky to make cold drinks look cold and hot ones look hot. It’s also difficult to plan and prepare for the shoot, but the students never stop surprising me.
The sophomore GDC students have broken the ice on the third issue of Proof Magazine. The magazine gives the students a chance to design and work on a complete publication. It brings together several skills into one project that the group works on throughout the semester.
Last week the students generated a concept, this week the goal was to create mood boards and flesh out the idea more. It’s a long road, but there are only 11 more class days (primarily Fridays) dedicated to creating the publication.
The wet plates from the Friday tour and photo shoot are done and look amazing. Shane gave the finished plates to the two students that he photographed, wonderfully generous.
The plates are made of glass, the photo of them shows a little dust and reflection on the surface, but can’t mimic the amazing depth of the plates.