On the Newsstand Now!

Check out the cover shot and 6-page feature article written and photographed by MSU Professor Jeffrey Conger in the February 2010
issue of Hot Rod Magazine. A regular contributor to Hot Rod since 2001, Conger’s artwork has graced the pages of several Source Interlink publications including Hot Rod Deluxe, Rod & Custom, Classic Trucks
and Automobile Magazine.

American Design Awards - Gold Medal Winners!

Congratulations to Rafe Stewart, Senior in the Graphic Design Program, for winning a Gold Medal for his portfolio website design in the American Design Awards Monthly Design Competition for November 2009. Rafe's work went up against 485 other entries and was one of 13 gold medals awarded. Rafe, who is from Miles City, Montana, shares this honor with designers from Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Canada and Germany. To see Rafe's website, click here.

In June, Meta Newhouse, Assistant Professor in Graphic Design, also won a Gold Medal for her website. Meta's work went up against 674 other entries and was one of 12 gold medals awarded. Designers from India, Denmark, Greece, Serbia and Spain also won gold medals in the June 2009 competition. To see Meta's website, click here.

President's Note Card.

New MSU President Waded Cruzado has continued a long-standing tradition of commissioning a custom designed note card to be designed by one of the MSU Graphic Design Program Seniors. At the end of 2009, Caitlin Field took first place with her image of Montana Hall which takes inspiration from early 19th Century Great Northern Railroad posters. Caitlin was awarded the top prize of $500. Other winners included Patrick Broom (2nd place - $300) and Tess Arvesen (3rd place - $200.) Congratulations to Caitlin, Patrick and Tess!

President's Holiday Card.

Each year, President Geoff Gamble and his wife Patricia send out a custom designed holiday card designed by one of the MSU Graphic Design Program Seniors. At the end of 2009, Jeremy Sandlin took first place with his nostalgic image of Montana Hall in a vignetted snowy setting. Not only was the card printed and sent out to over 2000 recipients nationwide, but Jeremy also took home the top prize of $500. Other winners included Charity Martin (2nd place - $300) and Sarah Buzzetti (3rd place - $200.) Congratulations to Jeremy, Charity and Sarah!


The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is excited to announce a month-long exhibition of letterpress posters from the legendary Hatch Show Print. Truly an American treasure, the print shop is located literally around the corner from the original Grand Ole Opry building in Nashville, Tennessee. This working letterpress and design shop has been in operation since 1879 producing promotional posters for recording artists and advertisers alike. On display are 40 color prints including those for concerts by music legends such as Johnny Cash, Dolly Patron, Hank Williams and Elvis Presley as well as more contemporary artists like Frank Black. The exhibition also displays several samples of classic advertising posters created for county fairs and 50’s travel trailers, which incorporate large woodblock printing techniques. Sponsored by the Graphic Design program in the MSU School of Art, the exhibition will run from January 11 to February 12, 2010. There will be an evening reception open to the public on Thursday, January 21st from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall at Montana State University. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information please call 406-994-4501. To learn more, watch this documentary about Hatch Show Print on YouTube.