Professor Stephanie Newman has been sharing her passion for letterpress printing with a few lucky independent study students this semester. The "Happiness" projects posted above and below are explorations designed by Spencer Ready, a Junior — and the "Scissors" project is an exploration designed by Kayla Horn, a Senior.

Graphic Design Thesis Show 2010

Concepts for the Thesis Show poster and postcards were produced by Sophomores and voted on by the Seniors. The winner, above, was designed by Shay Lee.

The 2010 Graphic Design Thesis Show will be open Tuesday, April 27th and be up through Friday, May 7th. All 37 seniors will be displaying their capstone projects, everything from high-end corporate branding, infographics and snowboard/skateboard design to entrepreneurial business launches. Come to the closing reception Friday, May 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 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!

Students Clean Up at the Northwest ADDYs

Cheyenne Osmundsen's
Portfolio Website
Bottom: Bobby Biskupiak's Portfolio Website

MSU Graphic Design students honorably represented our program by bringing home 6 Gold ADDY® Awards and 13 Silver ADDY® Awards from the district competition held in Boise, Idaho last week. One student, Cheyenne Osmundsen, captured the Best in Show Award for her logo concept for the XL Country Radio station, based here in Bozeman. The Northwest ADDY® Awards Competition is the district or middle level of a three-tiered national competition conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The Northwest ADDY® Awards Competition is administered by AAF-District XI. Students from the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington or the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia or Alberta are in the competition together.

Best in Show
Cheyenne Osmundsen/XL Country Radio Station Logo

Gold Medals
Bobby Biskupiak/Portfolio Website
Brianna Fenner/Portfolio Website
Caitlin Field/Bark Magazine Cover
Cheyenne Osmundsen/Portfolio Website
Cheyenne Osmundsen/XL Country Radio Station Logo
Bailey Wogrin/Bark Magazine Cover

Silver Medals
Bobby Biskupiak/Suicide Awareness Poster
Kayla Campell/Portfolio Website
Fletcher Eidum/Healthcare Flash Animation
Kayla Horn/Portfolio Website
Kayla Horn/Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Film Titles
Ben Lardy/Langohr's Flowerland Stationery
Kelly McComas/Portfolio Website
Jessi Mullowney/Suicide Awareness Poster
Jeremy Scott/XL Country Radio Station Logo
Rafe Stewart/Bark Magazine Cover
Rafe Stewart/Child Labor Flash Animation
Emily Thompson/Bark Magazine Cover
Brandon Warner/XL Country Radio Station Logo

Congratulations to all!