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Skue: senior graphic design show to explore perspective

The senior graphic design show’s theme, Skue, will emphasize the importance of perspective. Photo: Submitted

Perspective. Everyone has it, but it will be challenged and expanded in the senior graphic design show, which will feature the 12 senior graphic designers’ finest work in branding, advertising, illustration, type design, Web design, software design and more.

This year’s show will kick off with a display and reception in the Sargent Art Building March 28, from 6:30-
8 p.m., and the display will stay up until April 13.

According to graphic design senior Tory Bishop, the show’s theme, Skue, will emphasize how important perspective is, not just in viewing art and design pieces, but in how people view concepts and ideas as well. “A skewed view of something can prevent someone from truly seeing its meaning or purpose,” Bishop said, “and we want to visually demonstrate that in how we set up our show.”

Bishop said the class’s first challenge in preparing for the show was picking the theme. Then they had to brand it and develop the rest of the show around that central concept. “Working in a group with this many strong creative minds presents its own challenges,” Bishop said.

According to Mr. Jay Bopp, who advises the class during the show’s preparation, the process of choosing a theme is similar to an advertising agency’s creative brainstorming process.

Amanda Ross, one of the seniors whose work will be displayed, said the seniors would be taking time throughout the show to explain more about basics of graphic design.

“Throughout the show we will be discussing thoughts about graphic design, what it is and why it is important to give the viewers that perspective,” Ross said.

  Jordan Harris, another show participant, said this year’s show will have more of a gallery feel than previous years, with just a few, larger pieces in the upper level of the art building, and the portfolios and smaller pieces in the lower level.

Anamorphic typography, text that’s created in 3D space across surfaces and is only viewable from one perspective, will decorate 8-foot pillars in the building. Harris said visitors will have the chance to interact with the displays by texting in messages to be projected on one of the walls.

Bopp said this show will serve as the students’ “rite of passage,” giving them the opportunity to share with their family and friends what they have been working on for the past four years.

Bishop said this year’s show will be a unique and visually stimulating experience for all visitors to enjoy. “I am especially excited about how different this show will be,” she said. “It’s more about the experience than just a row of portfolios on display.”

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