Drew Pigott, Blog Header #3.

Drew Pigott is a graduating senior from the Graphic Design Program. Last summer he took an internship with K2 skis in Seattle. His senior thesis project featured ski design, print collateral and apparel graphics for Seneca Ski Company.

Opening Reception Big Hit!

Literally hundreds of guests showed up for the opening reception of the 2009 Graphic Design Thesis Show. With the Copeland Gallery teeming with patrons, proud graduates showed their artwork to friends and family. Gallery Director Erin Anderson exclaimed, “There are so many people here it’s hard to see the artwork.” Way to go seniors! If you missed the show, a special one-day-only exhibit of the seniors work will be displayed downtown at a Main Street venue on Friday May 8th for those in Bozeman for graduation. Keep eyes here for details!

2009 Graphic Design Thesis Show

The wait is finally over! The 2009 Graphic Design Thesis Show will be open Monday April 13th and be up for two weeks until Friday May 1st. All 32 graduating seniors will be displaying their capstone projects, from high-end corporate branding to wild-n-crazy motorcycle graphics there is something for everyone. Come to the artist reception Tuesday April 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Copeland Gallery located on the second floor of the School of Art. The gallery is open from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. See you there!

CMYK Call for Aspiring Creatives

CMYK Call for Aspiring Creatives #45
Deadline: Monday, April 20, 2009 | 11:59 PM CDT

Prize: Published in CMYK Magazine
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Maximum Entries: 15 Images
Categories: Advertising (Copywriting), Illustration, Graphic Design, Art Direction, Copywriting, Photography

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Students Win Gold & Silver Addy Awards

Students Win Gold & Silver Addys!

In their first attempt at entering designs in the 2008 Montana Addy Awards, MSU Graphic Design students swept five categories receiving 3 Gold Addy awards and 13 Silver Addy awards. Graphic Design Professor Stephanie Newman made the road trip to Great Falls to receive the student accolades and visit with alumni at the award ceremony. All of the student winners will be forwarded to the American Advertising Federation District Xl Student Addy competition held this April in Spokane, Washington.

Gold - Caitlin Field - Vote Poster
Silver - Ryan Stevens - Vote Poster
Silver - Bailey Wogrin - It's Not Hard
Silver - Dan Quinn - Eraserhead

Gold - Bobby Biskupiak - iPod
Silver - Virginia Nienaber - iPod
Silver - Brianna Fenner - New Classic
Silver - Brandon Mead - iPod
Silver - Jeremy Scott - iPod

Silver - Thomas Marnin - Thyme Savors logo
Silver - Ellen Herlant - Radical Reels Redesign logo

Gold - Patrick Broom - Rubber Stamp Self Promo
Silver - Kelsey Dzintars - Amelie Promotional Film

Silver - Brian Arnold, Silver, Aesop Rock Box Set
Silver - Alex Lanning - Eric Clapton CD Package
Silver - Dan Quinn - Tool CD Package

Skye Joynes, Blog Header No. 2.

Skye, a senior in the Graphic Design Program designed this header with characters she is working with on a current project. She included a reference to Harry Langohr's header with the "Go Cats" voice balloon. The character on the right has jumped off the typography right out of the frame. Perhaps out of joy regarding the upcoming graduation?

Lynsey Dyer, Back from Japan.

Lynsey Dyer, an unbelievably talented skier/illustrator AND MSU Graphic Design alumna is recently back from Japan!
(Above) is one of her illustrations inspired by the journey, as well as a few photos (below) from the trip.

Her travel group consisted of two athletes, a writer, cinematographer and photographer. The results of the trip will be published in the Red Bulletin in Austria and Germany.

Check out some of the highlights on YouTube:


Warren Miller (world-famous skiing and snowboarding filmmaker) is checking out the footage for a segment now and the Ski Channel will also be reediting the 8 hours of tape into a 22 minute television piece for their millions of viewers.

Lynsey is now off to Alaska for more skiing and illustration adventures!